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  1. Discover Windows server as Network devices

    A way to discover windows server as Network devices for setting up snmp configuration in scom 2012 without editing .asl file. This requirement is required for windows server hardware monitoring where for some of the hardware vendor will not provide the respective hardware mp's

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      0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • operations console advanced or expert view

      Operations Console Advanced or Expert view
      I would like to have an option to use the Operations Console in advanced or expert view. This view will allow the advanced operator to do things like being able to view the underlying SQL query that was used to generate the particular state view or alert view for example. Right-click view to show the SQL query. This will allow users to run custom queries against the database for building custom web views or to learn some of the techniques that were used to generate the views. I find it faster to query the…

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        0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SCOM Authoring Allow the admin to input the Monitor/Rules ID

        SCOM Authoring Allow the admin to input the Monitor/Rules ID instate of the random one.

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        • Maintenance Mode with levels

          Add diffrent Level of MaintenanceMode, Some time you wan't to set a server or application, into maintenance "Hard", Today, when you have setup a Mantenance for exampel over the weekend, and if something/one other person is activate a new maintenance for a group that the servers belong, the last set or maintenance time is set.
          And the servers/app that should be in maintenancemode for the weekend, is in maintenance for less time.
          So if possible add Maintenance level like SOFT | HARD . where SOFT is possible to override, but not HARD state.

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            0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable distributed database

            It would be good if, in a distributed management server setup, we could distribute database servers as well, so there's a local database for each management server.

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              0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Subscription & alert integration + better formatted email support.

              1. Method to view a history of triggered subscriptions, email, command channel or otherwise.

              2. Include some data about a triggered subscription into the alert that triggered it.

              3. more options to create better formatted email based subscriptions, and include monitor product knowledge etc.

              4 votes
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              • Automatic agent remediation when servers grey out

                Automatic agent remediation when servers grey out. This one's a no-brainer. If the server's accessible by remote share then the agent is probably reparable.

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                  0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Field to add server "Owner" under Agent details. This might be more of an inventory feature.

                  Field to add server "Owner" under Agent details. This might be more of an inventory feature.

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Advanced Monitroing

                    Unix/Linux monitoring is too limited. Need advanced monitoring Rules/Monitors.

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                      0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Include a parameter for Persistence (number of polling intervals) in all monitors, especially service and disk monitors.

                      This is to stop alerting on transitory events, such as restarts or pauses of services, and files written then deleted from drives.

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                      • Allow for management servers be excluded from All Management Servers resource pool without breaking automatic membership for new servers.

                        For proxies that use Management Servers as their base (Veeam Collectors), removing them from the all management servers resource pool breaks automatic membership for new management servers. It would be nice to have a way to mark management servers somehow to NOT be included in the all management servers resource pool, perhaps by an attribute, so that new servers will still be included in that resource pool.

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bettery history tab

                          Add more context in the history tab on an alert, I want more then alert modified by, what fields where change from what to what.

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                          • Add a column for maintenance mode under the Agent Managed view in Administration

                            Often when scanning through the agent-managed view in the Administration tab I will see agents that are grayed-out. I then have to go to the Monitoring Tab and look under "Windows Servers" in order to see if they are gray because they are in maintenance mode.

                            It would be nice to be able to see this under Administration as well so that I can easily tell if there is something wrong with an agent.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Maintenance Mode history

                              A simple view, just to see the last 10 times a machine was put in maintenance mode, for how long (start- and endtime, or starttime and duration), and by who.

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Capacity Management Pack

                                  I 'm missing a default capacity management pack for monitoring and deep inspection for Hyper V and Cluster environments .
                                  One button overview for storage and server consumption in time

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                                    0 comments  ·  Application Performance Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Self Help utility to add New Network Devices

                                    I want to be able to easily certify a network device for extended monitoring when support for a network device is not available out of box in SCOM.

                                    16 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Monitor Symantec Netbackup solution

                                      Monitoring servers as network devices in an attempt to monitor Netbackup solution.

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                                      • Offline Catalog

                                        The ability to download and setup an Offline Catalog for secure environments that have no Internet Access. This would not only help when importing new management packs, but when working in Visual Studio in said environment.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Adding certificate in a web site template

                                          Ability to monitor websites that ask for client certificate

                                          3 votes
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