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  1. Add tagging for variables/credentials and connection for central management in multi-tier SMA environment

    This is a scenario that came up recently thinking about multi-tier SMA environments. Where one have different AD's isolated from each other, but wanting a central master SMA orchestrator.

    As for Runbooks where one can use tags as a means to target and distribute the code to different SMA installations downstream. This would also be nice to have for assets types, as this would allow a similar distribution scenario. Enabling having a (HA) central SMA installation where all assets are maintained.

    Even better would be a scenario where one could figure out how to allow for assets with the same…

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    1 comment  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Beth Cooper responded

    Thanks for this suggestion!

    Would creating accounts that can group runbooks and assets solve this? If you look at Azure Automation, we allow users to create accounts which should enable what you are talking about.

  2. GUI : Wap Admin Portal Settings

    Add options for

    Fonts : Adjustable size for logged in user
    Reason : they're awfully large by default

    Quoting : Enable or disable automatic double quotes that are put in when you type just one "
    Reason : this can be somewhat annoying

    Job History : Purge options to immediately clear all runbooks of logs
    Reason : No option to do an immediate purge at the moment

    Edit Runbook Prompt : Enable/Disable options for the 'do you want to edit this runbook' prompt
    Reason : I always want to, why would i click on it otherwise

    Parameters : Options for…

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    under review  ·  Beth Cooper responded

    Thanks for the feedback!
    For fonts – is this for the runbook authoring or through the experience in general?
    Also, the notifications bar is more for WAP in general as this is a general pattern.
    The SMA team can take a look at everything else.

    Also, you can currently use the dropdown to select different job statuses on both the runbooks list and the Runbook >Jobs list views.

  3. Automation: Preserve Job Exception

    Currently, if a runbook 'throws' an error, it is presented under the 'Job Exception' header on the Dashboard view of a specific job and the job is suspended. If the job is then stopped, the 'Job Exception' section is removed and the data can not be viewed on the dashboard or with the Get-SmaJobOutput cmdlet. Please make this data more accessible after the fact.

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  4. Minimizing script regions in the SMA authoring pane

    This would be a pretty nice QOL change. For instance, some runbooks end up having a lot of parameters, which makes it kind of painful to author and maintain them in the authoring pane without the ability to collapse regions.

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    under review  ·  Beth Cooper responded

    Thanks for the feedback! We can investigate working with the Monaco control to see if we can get this feature in.

  5. Speed up search

    When searching for SMA entities, the search intellisense thingy kicks of after typing the first letter, which bogs it down so much is practically useless. Would be much better to wait until, say, 3 letters are typed before doing filtering.

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    under review  ·  Beth Cooper responded

    Hi Trond,

    Thanks – this is something our team is aware of and has been on our backlogs.

    Thanks,
    Beth

  6. SMA - Cmdlet for deleting runbook jobs

    Update SMA module to include a cmdlet to allow for single or bulk deletion of jobs.

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    3 comments  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Beth Cooper responded

    Can you provide a bit more detail about the scenario that you would want to use this for?

    Right now, you could change the purge schedule to occur more frequently if your db is filling up too quickly. You can also delete unneeded runbooks which would also delete the associated jobs.

  7. Runbook Section - Display Options

    1) Automation --> Runbooks --> Click on any runbook
    After you have done this, the column to the left of the workbook then displays the list of runbooks (with the big left arrow at the top). The runbooks don't seem to be sorted in any order. A-Z would be nice. :-)

    2) Automation --> Runbooks
    Add 'last modified' column to table.

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