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  1. 4 votes
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    • Search when picking rules for dashboard

      When you are creating a performance view for specific rules, you are presented with this huge list which has no specific naming convention. Using the same dialog as the rules for notification might help.

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        0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Override custom fields

        Custom fields if often used to enrich alerts for incident management. When you create an override it should be possible to also override the custom fields, so you are able to determine if/what override caused the alert.

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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Monitoring as a Service - SCOM as PaaS?

          SCOM MS deployment available in the "Azure Gallery" or at least an MS/GW role with pre-requisites on having connectivity to vNet with traditional SCOM MG.

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            0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Move through large list by letter

            When in a large list of groups or similar, I would like to be able to scroll by typing letters. Just like file explorer, if I want to get to files beginning with "S" I press the letter "S" on the keyboard. The same should work within the SCOM console.

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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • End Node Network Monitoring including Port Visibility without SCOM Agent similar to NNMi

              We have a lot of systems that do not have the SCOM agent installed. We currently use HP NNMi for Network Monitoring and would like to move this to SCOM. However, NNMi uses SNMP to discover the network equipment and end nodes. It then provides visibility of the entire network including the port on a switch that a node is attached to. It does this without any agent on the end nodes. I need similar functionality in SCOM. I understand it will do it with an agent installed via port stitching, but I need similar visibility to the end nodes…

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                0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow the PowerShell framework to be modular and upgradeable with RUx

                Please add more PowerShell support and integration - as well as allowing administrators to keep the framework up to date.

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                • Dynamic container membership in Distributed Application

                  For now, any container in Distributed Application (DA) can contain explicit members only. It will be nice to have the same abilities on DA containers like groups have, dynamic membership for instance.
                  Yes, its possible in current version of OpsMgr, but not from GUI, with notepad XML authoring only

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                    0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Search for management pack when you create override

                    I want to be able searching MP for saving when I create override

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                    • 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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                        1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                  0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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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