Add additional information on CMG Monitoring
The CMG dashboard needs to be developed further to see which clients are using it and what content they have downloaded. In addition, we should be able to see how much we are being charged for this to enable us make a decision on whether we add additional content or prevent further download of content already in the CMG
Dashboard is a screenshot, not enough and shouldn't be considered 'Monitoring'. I know this is a new concept but i believe as this becomes more widely used, there will be a greater demand for this
Paul K (TCC) commented
along the same lines - "cmg monitoring", I'd like a column in the deployment monitoring under "asset details" for which DP or DPG was used to get software so I can see if the CMG was the DP used. That would allow me see things like - if all the Errors have the CMG as the DP, indication that maybe there is a problem there or I can see that CMG software deployment is working when some of the Successes have CMG as the source DP
Alternately, a graph type entry on the CMG monitoring Dashboard showing application deployments done via CMG
Graph like the current one for "Most Frequent Client Check Errors" for Client Status
Kevin Fason commented
Even extending the 14 day to 30 (monthly) option would do well towards this.
Tom Derden commented
Agreed CMG/CDP usage reporting enhancements needed. This metric information in a dashboard allows an Enterprise to see benefits of their implementation of a CMG/CDP. As well, potentially helps to substantiate the cost of the service and any specific usage charges where applicable.
Richard Chesterton commented
I feel like this is almost essential. Management wants to be able to see the benefits of our investment in CMG/CDP and how our security position/compliance is improved by allowing clients to fall back to Microsoft for updates when not connected to the corporate network
Russ Rimmerman commented
Would be great selling point to upper mgmt. to show what clients have downloaded and applied updates while connected to CMG/CDP vs intranet indeed!