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  1. 158 votes
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      10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Modify Update Deployments

      The ability to modify Update Deployments, currently it is only possible to Add or Remove.

      123 votes
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      • 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.

        45 votes
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          6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We want to get to this feature and we are working on some prerequisites. We hope to start working on it by June/July but we don’t have an accurate estimate on how long it will take to complete at this stage.

        • 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?

          45 votes
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            8 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            37 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Scheduling  ·  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 →
              • Update now

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

                36 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

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                    6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 3rd Party Patching

                    3rd Party Patching (Adobe, Java, etc)

                    30 votes
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                    • Allow Suppress Reboots as an Option

                      A simple check mark to allow reboot suppression when creating a deployment

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

                          Ability to track Windows Firewall Rules

                          28 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  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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                              4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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

                              25 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Deployments  ·  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…

                                • 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.

                                  • 21 votes
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                                    • able to select patches we just need

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

                                      20 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

                                        19 votes
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                                        • 18 votes
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