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  1. Monitor .Net Core Applications with SCOM APM

    We use SCOM APM for our internal developed applications but we can't monitor the ones that is written in .Net Core.

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    0 comments  ·  Application Performance Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Remove All SCOM Disabled Class Instances

    When a Discovery is disabled by Default, SCOM will not remove the class instances unless the discovery has an override which sets the parameter "Enabled" to "false".

    The Command Remove-SCOMDisabledClassInstances should be able to remove ALL SCOM Discoveries which there isn't an active discovery for or at least have the ability to (Switch Parameter?)

    12 votes
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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow Powershell script in Agent task

    Currently only vbs is supported, when creating Agent based task. For now, PS is mostly installed on all recent OS please implement support for adding Powershell scripts here.
    You can mark it somehow- to distinguish VBS/PS based tasks, so users are not running ( or know and accepts) it on systems which do not support PS.

    30 votes
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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Use Group Managed Service Account for Windows Run As accounts

    Allow Group Managed Service Accounts as Run As Accounts.

    Managing Passwords of RunAs Accounts can be a pain, why not using Group Managed Service Accounts for Windows account type.

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Remote Access Management pack for 2016

    Is there a management pack that will be released for Server 2016 for Routing and Remote Access?

    54 votes
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  6. 4K Resolution support for SCOM console

    SCOM console seems to not fully support 4K resolution. If you open overrides window the enable checkboxes are hidden and many other views are not aligned properly.

    18 votes
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    4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. iPhone, Android or Windows Phone App

    A mobile phone and tablet app that an on-call operator can use to receive notifications on and see meaningful information for those objects they have Scope to view is missing.

    Within the app, the operator should be able to acknowledge, close or escalate an alert, drill-down into the Health Explorer and see views, dashboards similar to what they have been scoped to have access to from their User Role membership and Subscriptions.

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Add powershell command for adding SNMP devices

    After discovering SNMP devices by PS Script it would be nice to add them to SCOM also by script. Within OM2007 it was possible ...

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Read-Only Administrator Role

    There should be a Read-Only Administrator Role that allows the viewing of all the useful views and dashboards in the SCOM Admin pane, but without the ability to perform actions such as run tasks etc.

    Our scenario is that we have regulators that say because tasks can be performed against a server (and so someone could, if they want, maliciously run code through SCOM to do something bad to a server), we have to record these sessions and have the accounts managed via tools such as CyberArk.

    The issue here is that all of the roles from SCOM Administrator down…

    111 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Looking for an MP to Monitor Windows Based Containers

    Looking for MP to monitor windows based containers, with out having to deploy anything into the container itself. i.e monitoring the docker process itself.

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  11. Build Task Scheduler monitoring into the Windows Management Packs

    Build in support for windows tasks scheduler as well as task level monitoring into the Windows Management packs. This should include standard tasks as well as clustered tasks. Monitoring on exit codes, runtime, events, etc

    11 votes
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  12. Windows Certificate Monitoring in SCOM.

    Hi Team,

    I believe now a days its very common to use Certificates for secure communication including SCOM.

    Its surprising we don't have any Mgmt Pack to monitor the same. However, we have third party mgmt. pack already but none is certified yet. I believe there should be certified Mgmt Pack.

    Third Party:
    http://www.systemcentercentral.com/pack-catalog/pki-certificate-verification-mp/

    77 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow to install the Operations Manager DB in a SQL cluster instance with mount point

    1. Installing a SQL cluster with mount points is supported https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/819546
    2. Operations Manager supports hosting the DB in a Failover Cluster configuration https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn249696.aspx

    You can use SQL Server failover clustering or SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn

    3. Mount Point configuration is considered a Failover Configuration Instance FCI
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff929171(v=sql.110).aspx
    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_pfe_blog/2013/07/30/adding-mount-points-to-a-wsfc-sql-cluster-fci-instance/
    4. The installation of the Operations Manager database cannot be completed because it is unable to detect disk space available where the data files are located in the SQL instance FCI with mount points https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2702933

    System Center 2012 Operations Manager setup cannot determine the free disk space for the operational database…

    16 votes
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  14. Ability to duplicate a subscription

    Today, there is no way to duplicate a subscription from within the SCOM console.

    This is a pain, because the wizard for creating a subscription in SCOM is very, very verbose with numerous pages. So when I have to create multiple subscriptions which only differ from each other slightly, I want to smash my face into the nearest blunt object.

    This would be one of those quick fix solutions which would reduce the pain involved in using SCOM.

    22 votes
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    4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Should be able to put monitors/Rules in maintenance mode.

    Would like to see the option to put monitors/Rules in maintenance mode for group of servers instead of having servers/objects in maintenance mode.

    For example, I just want to put " IIS availability monitor" in to maintenance mode for group of servers, so that I don't need to worry about keeping servers/object in to maintenance mode, as I want to monitor server but just on IIS.

    9 votes
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  16. Gateway Server should ping Agents

    Agents managed by a Gateway Server should be pinged by that instead of a Management Server.

    116 votes
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    7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Update WFAnalyzer.exe (MP Simulator) in Visual Studio Authoring Extensions to support Unix/Linux Simulation

    We are currently developing very comprehensive monitoring solutions for Unix / Linux environments in our company. But we have no way to check monitoring workflows for Unix / Linux with the MP simulator. The idea behind this tool is very good, but it is unstable for Windows workflows and does not support authoring simulations for Unix / Linux. For this reason, we also often struggle with performance problems in our SCOM environment.

    9 votes
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  18. make SCOM Faster!!!

    SCOM can be extremely slow and is a constant issue for our users, like embarrassingly slow...Not sure what it will take to improve the console speed but here are some suggestions:
    Configure the views to be efficient out of the box.
    Disable by default whatever is taking so long to load.
    Re-design the database. More indexes.
    Cache the views on the SCOM Console servers.
    Make a better search function, so even if it is slow, users can quickly find what they are looking for.
    Load pieces of the views at a time, like server name, then health state, then MM.…

    531 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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.

    237 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Web Test created in VS should run internally as well

    Currently we could create web tests in Visual Studio and run them from agents in GSM, but it works only for public facing web sites. That would be awesome for internal use as well.

    Microsoft would offer a new great feature to SCOM and would have the opportunity to sell more VS Ultimate Editions ;-)

    Thanks,
    Patrick

    72 votes
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