how to remove a management group from advisor
The UI for adding or removing management groups is impossible to find (I have not found it). Sort of. I did find the video of how to install the Advisor settings into my own management group after searching google.
The UI in the scom console to "add computer/group" does not have an instance group of Windows Computers or windows Servers. The closest thing is "Windows Server instances Group" which also contains each drive letter and other objects that SCOM discovered.
Neither adding nor removing computers show up in the ? for the System Center Advisor. I understand that the process is to manage the computers (add/remove) via the console, but there should at least be a document showing how to do this or even point to the video.
The Action in the scom console for "system center advisor overview" lists "Add a computer/Group" as a link, but it should be named "Add/Remove a computer/group".
The other feature I am looking for is how to delete references to old data from old management groups. It seems like this should be managed through the SCA web console, but the "Configuration: snapshot" and "Configuration: show history" list the data from a management server but show no way to delete the data. I wonder if this is because my old data is from the old SCA which was fed data from a long gone SCOM 2007 management group. Either way, how do I get rid of a whole management group's data?
You can remove a management group that is no longer reporting for over 14 days (i.e. you decommissioned it, or you moved it to another account) from the ‘Daily Data Usage’ drill down, that shows you connected MG’s.
The option to remove it will not remove the old data – will only disconnect it so it is not allowed to talk to the service anymore.
We basically just want to prevent you from accidentally disconnecting an MG and having data stop flowing, going un-noticed for a while. if the MG is really ‘gone gone’, instead, after two weeks you can really remove it for good.
But the old data stays, just new data does not come in.
Most new scenarios really only show ‘recent’ data in a specific time window (i.e. a week, a month, 24 hours…), but the old Silverlight experience from legacy advisor configuration assessment does not, and shows ‘all times’ for now.
Please look at these other threads on essentially the same topic
Also check how we have plans for eliminating the Silverlight pages entirely http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519191-please-dump-all-use-of-silverlight-it-crashes-re