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  1. 162 votes
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      10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Dynamic Update Deployments

      Update deployments needs to be dynamic. As of now if we target a group of 5 servers the deployment is static and will always target only these 5 servers, even if the group changes and have 100 servers in it. The update deployment should be able to evaluate the group membership at each runtime.

      56 votes
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      • Create an IP to report on DSC drifts / compliance

        PowerShell DSC is currently poor in reporting on configuration drifts and compliance levels. Collect this data in Ops Insight to answer questions like:
        - which systems are experiencing a configuration drifts and for which DSC policies?
        - which is the compliance level for this specific DSC policy / setting?

        47 votes
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        • Ability to allow startup of VM's prior to running updates.

          In our environment all large amount of vm's is not started all the time. But need to be up to date. I could create runbooks to start the vm just before the scheduled update and deallocate at the end. But controlling this from the schedule itself could be helpfull.

          45 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Update now

            I want to have option - button - to update now server (once), now (no scheduling)

            44 votes
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            • Ability to apply updates on VMs in multiple subscriptions

              Our large enterprise customers has large number of VMs in large number of subscriptions. We manage automation via a central Azure Automation accounts. Currently Update Management appears to work only on VMs in the subscription containing Azure Automation account. Ability is needed so that we can target Azure Automation Update Management to work on VMs in multiple subscription.

              40 votes
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                7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • New Management Pack releases and change tracking

                When the OpInsights team releases new IPs/MPs they're automatically downloaded and executed on agents. While I'm sure you're performing all the tests needed, there can be disruptions on the agent side, just like it happens with OpsMgr. The main difference is that with OpsMgr the admin is in full control, with OpsInsights it is not. You should give the user a way to track MP changes, a few ideas:
                - use the change tracking IP and add MP tracking
                - use a newsfeed / tile on the portal with the latest release for every IP and core management packs. It…

                37 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 3rd Party Patching

                  3rd Party Patching (Adobe, Java, etc)

                  33 votes
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                  • 29 votes
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                    • Change Tracking: Support Windows Firewall changes

                      Ability to track Windows Firewall Rules

                      29 votes
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                      • Create computer patch groups like in SCCM

                        SCCM has the ability to create patch groups, which you can choose the order in which computers are patched

                        28 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Deployments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Integrate to Sys Upd IP with WSUS / ConfigMgr

                          The current IP is great but, afaik, it just does check for published updates, a true compliance report should be based on authorized updates. I know this isn't going to be easy and probably not possible today without some change on the patching tools, but as a future evolution I think the IP should leverage the customer chosen tool for patching and reporting against authorized updates in addition to published updates.

                          27 votes
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                          • 26 votes
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                              started  ·  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change Tracking : Need IIS changes also to be tracked under change tracking like app pool settings or any IIS site related changes

                              Tracking IIS changes will help to know what has change while troubleshooting any IIS related issues like App pool account was changed or any site settings were changed.

                              23 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for the idea.

                                We’d need to see how complex it is to model this in search since IIS config can be quite deeply nested, to do it as ‘first class’ citizen.

                                Also consider the ‘simpler’ version of this by tracking changes to (XML) files such as machine.config, app.config. web.config, applicationhost and so forth… http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519279-change-tracking-files-and-folders
                                with that, we were thinking we could have some UI ‘diff’ capabilities for the ‘before’ and ‘after’ file…

                              • able to select patches we just need

                                able to select patches we just need, not apply all of them

                                22 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Build Complete Dashboards with Integrated Performance Data, System Updates and SCCM Data

                                  Improve the System Update intelligence Pack: The dashboard should show you which systems are missing updates, tell you whether you have attempted to deploy the update to the servers and reasons for the install failure. For example, there was no space on the C:\ drive and the install fail. The dashboard should be a fully operational solution for pointing out the problems and offering the exact resolution. While it is helpful to know that updates are missing. It is even more helpful to know which servers were attempted and why the updates didn't install. Talk to someone who has attempted…

                                  22 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    This sounds similar to this other idea http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6662499-integrate-to-sys-upd-ip-with-wsus-configmgr at least as a starting point… plus you are suggesting to add performance data in the mix and do some sort of root cause analysis…

                                    Very interesting vision, but definitely not a small bite chunk we can execute upon as a single item. Let’s see where it lands and/or discuss further requirements offline.

                                  • 22 votes
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                                    • Change Tracking: Active Directory

                                      Track any changes made to Active Directory:

                                      - Delete, Change and creation of users + groups
                                      - Change of security permissions

                                      21 votes
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                                      • Add advanced scheduling to support patch Tuesday

                                        We typically apply patches the weekend after Patch Tuesday but it's not always the second weekend of the month so we can't schedule it with the options available.

                                        19 votes
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                                        • Change Tracking for SCOM Configuration

                                          Since there is an intelligence pack to bring SCOM Alert data to Insights, it would help if the changes made to SCOM configuration is also tracked. For Instance, It would help corelate management pack updates to alerts raised in the SCOM environment. or corelating alerts to some administrative change

                                          17 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Let’s see how many votes this gets.

                                            In general, you might also consider the ‘generic’ approach, i.e. script your own ‘dump’ of configuration settings and MP versions to a file, then the idea about tracking file changes http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519279-change-tracking-files-and-folders might have a broader applicability and therefore be preferred from a product direction standpoint.
                                            Also, using Log Management to collect the ‘Operations Manager’ event log would tell you some other things happening in the environment from an OpsMgr perspective.

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