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  1. A GUI based approach to create PowerShell rules and monitors

    Within the GUI there is no easy way to create PowerShell script monitors and rules. Please add a GUI driven wizard to create those.

    287 votes
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      under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to use gMSA accounts in SCOM

      Do any of you have a requirement to use gMSA accounts in your SCOM environment? If you do, please upvote this suggestion and kindly add the scenario you hope to use it for and how it would help you.

      197 votes
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        13 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Auditing changes in SCOM

        I have no way to know who made what changes in the SCOM environment. There are multiple admins and they change settings such as Install MPs/ Remove MPs/ Change Overrides/ Author new rules/ Change Admin settings/ Create new users/etc. There is never a way to know who did what.

        This is a feature request to Audit all major changes to the SCOM environment.

        322 votes
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          12 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Alert object should always contain source server FQDN

          The alert object does not always contain the source FQDN of the generating server. This property should be able to get by PowerShell. This would help building connectors using PowerShell / SMA etc.

          200 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Logical Chain of Components (Alert Storm Prevention)

            We need an option to associate components to each other to prevent an alert storm created by a failure of a central component.
            For example if a central router on a remote location fails we get alerts from each component monitored at the location even though its still available locally.

            194 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Configure monitor for specific time period

              It would be great if we can configure monitoring for certain time period. Example for Service Monitoring - We would like to generate an alert for service when it down in business hours between 8:00 AM to 6:00PM. Same thing with CPU, Memory, Event based and Performance counter monitors. I do not see we can create or stop monitoring for specific time period in SCOM 2012 R2.

              48 votes
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                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Update the 2007 Authoring Console tool

                The 2007 MP Authoring Console for SCOM 2008 R2 was a very easy to use GUI driven tool. I know I can use MP Author, Visual Studio, etc...but this tool was SO much more intuitive and easier for MP authoring and editing. We need a 2012/2016 version to work with the new MP schema of 2012 MPs.

                135 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Update SCOM like SCCM

                  use a tab like SCCM to select and self install and update scom by itself .

                  the tab should list each UR or version new features

                  14 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Maintenance Mode Exit Health status not a New state change

                    When SCOM enters maintenance mode and then exits it will re-examine the health of objects and re-discover issues that have already been raised previously - causing more alerts. It should check previous state before maintenance and not re-alert for something that has not changed. Alternatively if the state of alert is changed to something like "Acknowledged" then it should not keep alerting or appearing as a "New" state change.

                    4 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable FIPS complaince in libraries for Linux Agents

                      Please see forum thread here:

                      https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/57f86c23-9eac-409c-8bbc-6ad550c524e5/unixlinux-universal-agent-and-fips-compliance?forum=operationsmanagerunixandlinux

                      Per the MSFT team member Steve Weber:

                      I can reproduce this in our lab and we do not currently support FIPS and there is no workaround without disabling FIPS on the system. If this is something you want supported with the SCOM UNIX/Linux agents, please open a ticket with Microsoft support and have them create a 'Design Change Request' [DCR] so that it gets escalated and pushed back to our team.

                      I will also pass this post on to our management so they have reference but the DCR will be your quickest results.

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Email Alert delivery tracking and auditing.

                        I often have users who claim that they "never received the SCOM alert". There should be a way in SCOM to track and audit generation and delivery of email alerts. The alert history tab should have info on which email alert subscriptions were triggered.

                        Email templates should have a way to embed which alert subscriptions were used to generate them.

                        You should be able to click on an agent-managed system and see what alert subscriptions and groups a system belongs to.....similar to how you can see what email distribution lists a person belongs to in Outlook/Exchange.

                        52 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Correlation between SCCM Maintenance Windows and automated SCOM Maintenance Mode. So patching weekends can go by alert free.

                          Correlation between SCCM Maintenance Windows and automated SCOM Maintenance Mode. So patching weekends can go by alert free regardless of administrator intervention.

                          30 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Simplify maintenance mode

                            It is hard to put a machine with dependicies in maintenance mode.
                            For example in cluster you have to put the machine in maintenance mode, the cluster, some services on the other machines in the cluster.
                            If that could be simplifyed it would be good.
                            Like: maintenance mode for machine and dependencies.

                            25 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Datawarehouse Groom Setttings

                              I can change the SCOM operational database grooming settings from within the SCOM console. If I wanted to change SCOM Datawarehouse grooming settings, I have to download the dwdatarp utility from a blog post, get access to the DB and then set the groom settings. This is a request to add Datawarehouse groom settings to the Administration pane.

                              37 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Time and weekday based overrides

                                it would be great if a override can be set for a specific time range. for example: because of the backup each night between 2am and 3am the cpu utilization is higher then normal. Therefor I want to have a higher threshold set for this time. It would be even better if you also can set the weekday for such an override, for example only an Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 3am

                                26 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • What's Being Monitored?

                                  Provide an easy report or way for users to view the effective rules associated to an application and or server (i.e.: What's being monitored).

                                  It's currently convoluted, somewhat cumbersome and only a SCOM admin can decipher the output.

                                  12 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support wildcard in UNIX/Linux Log File Monitoring

                                    Make us be able to use wildcards in the log file path of the "UNIX/Linux Log File Monitoring"-template.

                                    11 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • discover Linux mounted file systems

                                      Mounted disks are not discovered, you should have an option to do this

                                      9 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  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.

                                        9 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enhance disk space monitoring to be more dynamic

                                          It would be great if the SCOM system checks dynamically the volume size (percent and MB) and adjusts the thresholds according to a list which was defined by Microsoft and is adjustable by override.

                                          3 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Application Performance Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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