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  1. provide network device root cause analysis

    Ability to discover all network devices relationship to avoid many alerts when a switch core is unavailable. There is a monitoring like this in the Exchange management pack

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      0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide a management pack for Intune

      Provide a management pack for Intune. The inability to provide any Operations Manager monitoring for Intune is a significant gap in the Microsoft story and directly opposed to the stated direction that Microsoft will have a management pack for all products. The cloud based solutions must be able to be monitored!

      10 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Set Rules to Auto Close

        Have the ability to set Rules to autoclose. Sometimes a server reboots and causes multiple failed Rules and I have to manually close them.

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        • Export Complete configuration of a Management pack

          Complete configuration of a standard or customized management pack components should be available in the file while exporting a management. For most of the rules/monitors time the complete configuration is missing in the exported management pack file i.e. monitoring frequency, number of samples, threshold value, applied to etc. are missing in the file. While it required when migrating the environment and have to enable the same monitoring in the new environment.

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          • Netflow / jflow / sflow integration

            Operators and users of SCOM are asking for integration of information about the packet flow within the network. Think about information coming from netflow, jflow or sflow implementations on the network devices.

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SCSM Connector that write CI Data back to scom for SCOM Objects. Like Relationships or Additional Data

              SCSM Connector that write CI Data back to scom for SCOM CI Objects. Like Relationships or Additional Data for CI Items.

              3 votes
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                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Agent Discovery Data: CreateDiscoveryData accepts on source and target directly a GUID

                CreateDiscoveryData accepts on source and target directly a GUID not only a COM object. To create Containment or Reference Relationship It is not every time possible to get all Primary key of an object that is not hosted on the target machine. The Best thing whould be that the scom agent has nativly the ability to query the scom Server like with the sdk.

                8 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add file share monitoring

                  It would be nice if Microsoft provided a file share MP that is able to test, alert and report on up/down share status, growth, service status and read/write ability.

                  8 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Moving views from My WorkSpace to the Monitoring Tree

                    Creating test views in My workspace is much fast to PoC and see how it behaves, and it doesn’t slow down the server. When done, you could right click and move it to the main View Tree for final deployment.

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                    • The VSAE template for alert rules should allow specification of alert suppression criteria.

                      Right now I use the template to create the rule, then cut and past from the mpx to another mpx, add the suppression criteria and then delete the template.

                      5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Option for no email if alert auto-resolves within delay time frame

                        Currently in SCOM I can set a delay on a notification subscription. Though, if I set a delay for 10 minutes, and the alert auto-resolves and closes within that time frame I still get a "closed". The purpose of the delay in most environments is because you might not want to see that quick IISReset or something like that.

                        7 votes
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                        • Container Management

                          Ability to monitor and visualise containers, this should include Linux as well as Nano \ Server core based containers. This should also include integrations into container management systems like Docker

                          7 votes
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                          • machine learning

                            integrate machine learning to provide Predictive analytics, the aim is to identify issues before they become service impacting

                            10 votes
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                            • Shared Knowledge Base Management Pack

                              Create a TechNet and/or MS Forum MP that collects solutions from the SCOM userbase on MP alerts, overrides, etc.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow for consolidated distributed application views across multiple SCOM instances

                                Allow for an hierarchal SCOM instance structure (e.g. servers in a region report to a regional instance, regional instances report to a global instance) - not just for alerts - but for distributed application model views as well. Allow for flexibility on what is passed up the chain of SCOM instances. I'm failry new to SCOM so not sure if this support is already there (beyond alerts only, and without having multi-homed agents)

                                2 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Easy way to report monitors/rules and override on a per server or group basis

                                  We are constantly being asked for what is being monitored on our servers (s). This is not an easy question to ask. A report for a server/group showing all monitored/rules and overrides across all management packs would be extremely usefull

                                  7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Agent Remotely Manageable Flag

                                    There are actions I want to take on an agent such as "Change Primary Management Server","Repair","Uninstall" which are grayed out and not available in the console. They are greyed out because of a flag in the database that gets set when a agent is manually installed and not installed through the Console. These actions are disabled for such agents because when an agent is manually installed, SCOM assumes that it is for a reason and doesn't want to break it.

                                    However, there are situations when an agent is manually installed but there is no need to disable these actions. In…

                                    22 votes
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                                    • Update MP Simulator in Visual Studio Authoring Extensions to support *NIX Management Pack bundles

                                      Please update VSAE to fully support *NIX Management Pack bundles. Current version seem to have issues with either MP Bundles or with *NIX MPs or both.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Filter alerts for resolution state and timeframe in the default Alerts view in the right side Task pane.

                                        I would suggest a way to filter alerts for resolution state and timeframe in the default Alerts view in the right side Task pane.
                                        This would ease up the troubleshooting and navigation in the console.

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                                        • Add alert thresholds to performance views

                                          Add the warning and critical thresholds to performance views as lines across the charts.

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