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  1. A powershell command for removing network devices so i can run it from Orchestrator

    I have a work around to add network devices into SCOM using Orchestrator with a SharePoint list as the source and a SharePoint form as the interface.
    I have no way of deleting the same devices from SCOM using Orchestrator.
    I notice that for the network classes when i query them from powershell many of the values are read only and cannot be changed. i.e. i was hoping to change a network device to deleted so that a SCOM cleanup process would remove the device.
    I have seen code used for service manager blogged somewhere and it illustrates how to…

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      1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Have a contextual performance widgets out of the box available for dashboards

      We've seen wonderful new Management Packs as the new SQL MP & Exchange 2013 MP.
      Using their own Visualization Management Pack to show contextual performance widgets in their dashboards.

      It would be nice if we had more of this new visualization out of the box available, not only for performance but also in general for state views as Exchange 2013 uses.

      Some custom examples are already out there from Wei Out There (and they are so cool :)) :

      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wei_out_there_with_system_center/archive/2015/06/01/opsmgr-sample-os-summary-dashboard-with-blue-bar-columns.aspx

      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wei_out_there_with_system_center/archive/2014/09/17/opsmgr-updates-to-sample-dashboard-management-packs-using-the-performance-tile-component.aspx

      10 votes
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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Large groups editing crashes SCOM

        When you have a large group with either a large amount of Dynamic Members, Explicit Members or Excluded Members. SCOM freezes and crashes on you, and only saving half of the changes you made, if it saves at all.
        Is there away to make SCOM not crash when you are working with large groups?

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        • Easy way to create an override ("buddy") pack, named CORRECTLY, from within the "Override Properties" screen.

          All too often I see sloppy unsealed/custom miscellaneous MPs named something like "contoso - Windows Server custom stuff" or "operations server team", and in that MP will be overrides for various workflows which are defined in various separate management packs thus creating numerous dependencies, which is the opposite of best/recommended practice for storing overrides. I suggest adding one or more of the following features:

          1) In the Override Properties window->Select destination management pack, upon clicking "New..." , auto-populate the Name: field with a properly spelled/titled MP name suggestion based upon the name of the base MP for the targeted workflow.…

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          • Improve Dashboard Widgets to have same functionality as standard views

            Whether I use a standard view (Alert, State, Perf, etc) or include the same type of view in a dashboard, I would like to see them have all of the same options especially for filtering. For instance you can filter alerts by object class in a standard Alert view, but you cannot in an Alert dashboard widget.

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            • Create a SCOM Report that Mimics the PAL Reports

              The Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool is an awesome tool for documenting (benchmarking) or troubleshoot a system. There should be something similar in OpsMgr that we can use either as a report or a dashboard.

              An ideal solution would be to import templates (like PAL does), so that OpsMgr can then apply it to a system for a period of time. The reports would then function in a similar fashion so that admins can address performance issues or provide benchmarks.

              10 votes
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              • 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!

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

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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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                            • 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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                                  • 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

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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.

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