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  1. Allow users to create subscriptions

    Once an admin has defined channels and subscribers, allowing users to create their own subscriptions will result in a more flexible notification schema and will free admins of this task.

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    • Keyboard shortcuts

      Sometimes there is a lot of alerts to manage : some of them to close, some to set resolution state, some to reset monitor health... I would like to use keyboard shortcut to go faster ! Something like Alt + R, Alt + C, Ctrl + W ...

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      • Better agent failover configuration options.

        Better agent failover configuration options. Maybe leverage resource pools to build failover associations.

        i.e. An agents failover association would be automatically managed by a failover group. A failover group could be a resource pool just renamed with a prefix. The agent would point to a primary management server. That primary management server would exist in a failover group with all other management servers that service that failover group. The failover object can be built by looking up what failover group an agents primary management server is in and then using all servers in that group minus it's primary management server

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        • Whether MP for server 2016, Nano and Azure been been released in SCOM TP3 release

          Whether MP for server 2016, Nano and Azure been been released in SCOM TP3 release

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          • Enable the MySQL MP's to support Clusters

            The introduced functions for monitoring MySQL is a great step in the right direction, but to be of any real value in the business this functionality needs to be extended with support for Monitoring MySQL Clusters.

            The Pack should discover if the node is configured as a cluster member, identify the remaining partners, and adopt monitoring to expose cluster related health details.

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            • MMA Agent as a Windows Feature, DSC for Agent

              Make the SCOM agent as part of the windows Server OS. DSC for agent to control MG/MS an agent reports to.

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              • To integrate an option in Authoring pane to create custom classes

                There is no option to create classes in SCOM 2012 authoring pane. We have to use MP author or other third party tool or do a manual xml editing. It would be nice if we have a way to create custom classes in SCOM authoring pane it self.

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                • Faster group creation and importing via text file

                  I'd like to import object based on a text file or csv. This makes making groups easier when naming schemes are not consistent.

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                  • Schedule on overrides

                    Some times I (my customers) could use a feature like this.

                    Scenario - some rule or monitor cause and alert to be raised. The root cause is found and fix is planned. Now until the fix is implemented the Ops Team don't want to get more alerts, so they configure an override with an expiration data matching the planned change date.

                    admittedly, in many cases it would be best practice to change the resolution state to like "Open Incident" and let the repeat count increase and for the monitor let I be in what ever state until fixed, but that's…

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                    • Server / Windows Computer Groups dynamic via Server Role

                      Be able to create, within the console, computer groups such as the IIS computer group based on Computer Role (such as IIS, SharePoint, Exchange etc.). In the console currently limited to instance group creation.

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                      • Dynamic Groups for components within Distributed Application

                        Just that, because currently you have to export out the group criteria syntax for the dynamic group and then cut and paste to the Distributed Application XML. Fine if you know what you're doing, but not for most SCOM admins where SCOM is not the main part of their job. It also then means that the DA cannot be edited within the GUI after modification via XML.

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                        • Show instance name within performance view on mouse over event

                          If several workflows are enabled on a performance view it is hard to find the instance looking at a specific line. If the mouse is placed on a specific line the timestamp and sample are displayed, please include also the object and instance.

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                          • Operator permissions to view configuration and thresholds

                            Operators are often asking for the effective threshold and configuration of a workflow at the moment a state change is happening or an alert is generated.

                            Giving the operators the permissions and an easy way to view the effective threshold and configuration would ease life and make there work a lot easier.

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                            • Incremental search in dialog boxes

                              There are many "drop down" boxes used in the scom console. When clicking on the box such as a "class" dropdown, if I know I want to select "Windows Computer" I can only type "W" to get to that section of the list, then have to scroll and find the item. It would be nice to be able to continually type either the beginning or substring of an item and have it go to that specific section. eg. "Windows com" would either take me directly to that item or very close. Right now as soon as I would hit "Wi"…

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                              • Resolution state - allow for more than one that is considered closed

                                When you create a new Resolution state, for example, I have one that is "Closed by Incident". I use this to show the ones that have been closed by the technician from the incident, and leave the Closed ones to show ones closed by the Health State returning to healthy.
                                Problem with this is that the Closed by Incident alerts are not groomed as SCOM doesn't recognise them as Closed.

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                                • TCP port checks show end point and port

                                  You can't search for the TCP end point from within Authoring or Monitoring. So unless you put the end point in the description, you can't find it again without digging through the management pack xml.

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                                  • Website monitoring to handle user journeys better

                                    Website monitoring can't handle password pages where the authentication is selected random characters. For example when a page wants characters 2, 5, and 9 from your password.

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                                    • Have a GUI to create Powershell Dashboards that show near realtime information

                                      Have a simple GUI that allows non-Progammers to create useful dashboards that can be created for Plasma Walls and for Technical Staff who can quickly identify potential problems.

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                                      • Make sure that the default alert priority of all rules and monitors is set to 1 ("normal" resp.)

                                        Then the Alert Priority which is almost useless at the moment can really be used as a criteria for subscriptions and connectors.

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                                        • selective monitor to choose management pack per server

                                          I would like to have an option to have a monitor nothing to monitoring what I need vs every management pack approach. For example, do my hyper-v hosts need to check for exchange monitors all the time? No so I would like to say these monitors only without doing some big to do for it.

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