This is the community forum for SMA Technologies' customers to exchange solution and product ideas for the full suite of SMA products.
A few small forum rules:
- Please do not bundle multiple requests into a single idea.
- Vote on ideas you want prioritized instead of every idea you like. There are many good ideas. We want to know which are considered the most critical.
- Be respectful in all ideas and comments submitted.
- Awaiting approval: all new ideas will be approved by SMA Technologies' Product Management team before they are displayed on this forum.
- Collecting community feedback: ideas which have been reviewed by SMA Technologies' Product Management team but require more feedback. We are looking for additional votes as well as comments from our global user base.
- Development backlog: all ideas which have been prioritized by SMA Technologies' Product Management team and are either in queue or are currently being developed.
- Done: ideas which were included in a shipped release.
- Declined: ideas which are no longer being considered.
TAG on the schedule
D327: Currently the tag is an option of the "job object"it's could be powerfull to have the same feature but on the "schedule object"
Disable Event Wizard Creation to create mass envent.
D301: The event creation wizard is very powerfull for beginners.Since the V5, we can add event on return code, this wonderful feature added new panels on the event ...
machines status view - add an extra columm for commentary
D255: we like an extra field/column in the machines status view under the Enterprise Manager were it is possible to add extra information. when a machine is powered ...
Global Properties Replacing Chronoman
What I would like is to have a System Property designated for Chronoman Calculations. (Something like [[$Calulate Date]]). This new property type will require a new ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (14 Jan, '16) • Upvoted: 27 Jan, '21 • Comments: 0
External Event Security Idea
| 8/15/2014 18:28:11 | firstname.lastname@example.org | We should have a mechanism for agents to mark events as "authenticated", so that the SAM event processor can trust ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (14 Jan, '16) • Upvoted: 09 Mar, '21 • Comments: 0
Ability to delete a schedule
Some users would like the ability to delete a schedule once it is imported into Deploy.
Suggested by: Hidden identity (15 Dec, '20) • Upvoted: 09 Sep, '22 • Comments: 1
Use ECOF in embedded scripts
Is it possible to add an option to use ECOF in Embedded scripts ? (SMA-00067854)
Suggested by: Hidden identity (17 Mar, '19) • Upvoted: 29 Mar, '22 • Comments: 1
Collecting community feedback Windows Agent
Add option to license Self Service user when user added by SMALDAPMon
When users are added to OpCon via SMALDAPMon in version 18.3.1, there is no current way to specify whether they obtain a self service license or not, and they do not ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (04 Mar, '19) • Upvoted: 26 May, '21 • Comments: 1
Making "Choice" in Self Service a dynamic list
Currently Choice in Self Service is a static list that is user maintained. It would be nice if we could run a job in OpCon or have an event come in externally to ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (16 Aug, '17) • Upvoted: 09 Mar, '21 • Comments: 1
Ability to create custom API endpoints
Have an API agent that lets you specify a custom endpoint that could be triggered from other applications, similar to webhooks in other applications. X event ...
Suggested by: Bruce Jernell (12 Mar, '21) • Upvoted: 27 Jul, '22 • Comments: 0
Collecting community feedback
API for Deploy functions automation.
Give the ability to automate import, simulation, deployement functions through API.
Suggested by: Hidden identity (12 Mar, '20) • Upvoted: 03 Mar • Comments: 0
SMAHoliday.ini should not be provided during the initial install
Customers who move to a new machine and forget to copy over the SMAHoliday.ini from the old machine will get the default values we supply in the SMAHoliday.ini. ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (09 Jan, '20) • Upvoted: 21 Apr, '21 • Comments: 0
Notification Manager Events trigger type
Would be great to be able to setup notifications for failed Events similar to the way we can setup notifications for Machines, Schedules and Jobs. Currently we are ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (07 Oct, '19) • Upvoted: 27 Jan, '21 • Comments: 0
Allow embedded scripts to integrate with GIT/other version control software
Many customers utilize GIT or another script repository already and would like the ability to sync their repository into OpCon's repository every day. Maybe opening ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (13 Mar, '19) • Upvoted: 21 Mar, '22 • Comments: 0
Embedded Scripts VS Code Integration
It would be nice if there was a better script editor. We use VS Code internally and it has add-ons that can connect to 3rd party scripts and be used as the front end ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (17 Dec, '18) • Upvoted: 27 Jan, '21 • Comments: 0
Better customize Solution Manager
We would like to put our branding onto the Solution Manager Self Service UI. Including logos or other images, additional customized HTML and more color definitions ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (24 May, '18) • Upvoted: 27 Jan, '21 • Comments: 0
Comment field in Matrix view
It would be nice to have the comment Field (which already can be added & viewed in List view) in the Matrix view as well. The Idea is to have the Comment in the ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (04 Dec, '17) • Upvoted: 27 Jan, '21 • Comments: 0
Add the ability to select a machine group for the File Transfer job type.
I'd just like to be able to transfer files from a single source to a machine group destination.
Suggested by: Hidden identity (16 Jun, '17) • Upvoted: 09 Mar, '21 • Comments: 0
Update the OPCON_INFO table with the correct SAM patch information which is diaplyed via the EM > He
It would allow support to quickly and reliably identify the SAM release patch a customer is running by selecting the information from the Help menu in the EM . ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (09 Jun, '17) • Upvoted: 27 Jan, '21 • Comments: 0
SmartEmail enhancement to download only matching emails
Currently the product downloads all mails and attachments, it is not possible to download only the mail(s) and attachment(s) marked matched by the SmartEmail product ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (18 Apr, '17) • Upvoted: 27 Jan, '21 • Comments: 0
Events associated with the user who created them
D416: Customer : LODH (Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch) Opcon release : X5.20 Currently when a user creates some internal events associated to a job, these events are ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (27 Apr, '16) • Upvoted: 25 Feb, '21 • Comments: 0
$KILL:JOB - Exit Code
D488: Dear community, This post to suggest the creation of a SPECIFIC EXIT CODE for $KILL.JOB Events. Today it is not possible to distinguish a voluntary killed job ...
Create machines via SMADDI
D338: The idea is to be able to create machines in the Opcon DB via SMADDI. This could be used to automate machine additions via scripts Example of things we want to ...
Add black out time frames to Notification Manager
D323: Could we have blackout time frames on certain policies in notification manager where a job could fail at 2AM, but notifications would not be sent out until 6AM? ...
D266: As an OpCon administrator it would be helpful to be able to track and report on OpCon Resource utilization. Example: I have a resource configured to limit the ...
ReturnCodes on events
D258: Opcon is based on returncodes when calling scripts. But it's impossible to get a returncode when sending an event.The only way to check that an event's syntax ...
Provide Function Privilege to Manage OpCon Objects
D253: The All Administrative functions includes the Security functions, and this poses a problem because I want my users to be able to manage OpCon Objects, but not ...
Central Administration and distriburtion of SMA ResourceMonitor Rules and Actions
D190: It would be nice to be able to have a central administration and distribution of (all) SMA ResourceMonitor rules and action. This might then be an extra feature ...
Define Instance related to Frequencies
D165: For Job Instance Definitions, we would like to have the ability to associate instances with Frequencies. All of the other things for jobs (Events, Dependencies, ...
Hyperlink in the Master Job Documentation Tab of a
D505: Created Feb 18 2016 To have a Hyperlink in the Master Job Documentation tab. This will allow a link of a word document of the job information which is on a ...
Easy navigation and dependency view in the workflow designer
D483: Easy navigation and dependency view in the workflow designer ContextIn a conception mode and when working in the Master environment, it is possible to have a ...
Schedule level dependencies
D410: Create schedule level dependencies. Having a schedule dependent on another schedule instead of creating multiple inter-schedule job dependencies would make ...
Ability to give roles privileges to just parts of master jobs, but not all.
D364: We would like to be able to give roles authority to update different parts of master jobs without giving them access to all of it.
Separate function rights for the new features in the 5.20 Enterprise Manager
D311: In the 5.20 release there are three new functions build into the Enterprise Manager. Tag ManagerSchedule ExtractFrequency Manager When I want to give someone, ...
Opcon remembers the positioning of Machines in the Machine Status (Map) view
D283: It would be nice if Opcon remembered where you positioned your machines in the Map view on under the Machine status window rather than randomizing where they go ...
Job status comment immediately visible in the Matrix, and List
D287: Would be useful, almost essential, the ability to add a comment to the state of a job and be able to see this comment in both Matrix visualization and List ...
open more than one List
D245: please add the possibility to open more than one List, to compare different search
Update Workflow Designer Display after Job Editor Closes
D131: As a Workflow Designer user, I would like the display to update after I Edit a job in the Job Editor and close the Job Editor to return to the Workflow Designer ...
Notification Manager - Move/Copy triggers between groups
I know the copying triggers with their settings such as emails has been submitted before, but I was just asked if we could move the entire trigger from one group to ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (15 Jan, '16) • Upvoted: 29 Jan, '21 • Comments: 0
Retry on failure for Initialization error
Add the option to retry on failure for initialization error. (like a checkbox to allow the retry for the init. error) In some cases, it can be useful to allow the ...
Suggested by: Bagard Maxence (24 Feb, '21) • Upvoted: 10 Oct, '22 • Comments: 5
Collecting community feedback Automation Brick
Self-service: interaction between form fields
For example When I choose my first value in field 1, field 2 uniquely offers me values related to the field 1.
Suggested by: Manuel (29 Sep, '21) • Upvoted: 30 Jan • Comments: 1
Collecting community feedback
Create/Setup Jobs through a Wizard
We should make it easy on customers to setup jobs via a wizard: 1. ask for what frequency and ask questions which are assertions or negations (a path of least ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (01 Oct, '20) • Upvoted: 16 May, '22 • Comments: 1
Term signal for UNIX Job
Basically, it's about having the ability to cancel a running Linux job from the Enterprise Manager so that it does not receive a KILL signal but a different, ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (26 Jul, '19) • Upvoted: 16 Feb, '22 • Comments: 1
Collecting community feedback UNIX/Linux Agent
Change „Primary Machine“ to „Machine Group“
Implement the possibility to change the job-configuration using „Primary Machine" to „Machine Group" - or - change the use of a machine group to the use of a primary ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (10 Mar, '20) • Upvoted: 03 Mar • Comments: 0
Possibility to reset Event Password
The only way to retrieve an Event password is to look into the Database > Users table where the password is stored (and not encrypted). It's not possible for us to ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (10 Dec, '19) • Upvoted: 27 Jan, '21 • Comments: 0
Make the expressions in OpCon more flexible by allowing wild cards for schedules, jobs, so multiple
Expressions allow users to enter a fully qualified instance property name which includes the schedule or job name. If these names are allowed to have a wild card in ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (07 Feb, '19) • Upvoted: 27 Jan, '21 • Comments: 0
Add note to SMAUtility job scripts where to look for the actual job log
Hello Support gets a lot of support cases where these jobs fail and the customer, for whatever reason, only looks at the job output, and not the job specific log. ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (07 Jan, '19) • Upvoted: 27 Jan, '21 • Comments: 0
Ability to pull OpCon data points directly into documentation
One thing we do in MAS land is try to put any special considerations of jobs into documentation. It would be awesome if we could build a documentation template for ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (18 Dec, '18) • Upvoted: 27 Jan, '21 • Comments: 0
Self Service - Multiple Selection
When configuring a button in Self Service to utilize a selection, it would be helpful to allow a user to select multiple values. For instance, say I have a service ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (06 Aug, '18) • Upvoted: 09 Mar, '21 • Comments: 0
Allow "Retry on Failure" Jobs to Trigger Failure Events
Periodically we'll run into a situation where we want a job to kick off an event when it fails. If this job is set to retry on failure, It won't submit the event ...
Suggested by: Hidden identity (18 May, '18) • Upvoted: 27 Jan, '21 • Comments: 0