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  1. Alert history is not updated correctly from within widgets

    The alert history is not updated when the resolution state of an alert is modified from within an alert widget.
    In our case we have a dashboard with two alert views. Our ops guys use the context menu to set specific resolution states on the various alerts. That kind of action is not recorded in the history information of the alerts. However, it gets recorded when doing the exactly same steps from the default alerts view. Or by opening the alert and changing the status in there directly.

    We had opened a premier ticket and were told that this is…

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      3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the SCOM Console Windows Stop Disappearing

      Working in the SCOM console, when closing a window the console will occasionally disappear. You have to go to the task bar to find it and re-select the window.

      To reproduce this; First make sure the SCOM Console is full screen. Then click on an alert created by a rule. In the alert details, open up the rule by clicking on it.

      Then click Configuration, and View.

      Then close both windows.

      The SCOM Console will disappear.

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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Delay config updates on Agents (management pack changes)

        Please find a way yo delay config updates on the agents so not every agent gets the update at the same time. Spread the updates over a period of time or random intervals within a time period.

        example:all agents gets the update within a period of 15 minutes and not all agents at the same time as it is today. This would be a nice feature to have.

        31 votes
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          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Windows Server 2016 Core OS MP TimeOffSet script fails depending on regional settings

          Windows Server 2016 Core OS MP's Microsoft.Windows.Server.TimeOffset.Monitortype.ps1 gives an error message from all our servers with Finnish time format.

          The error message is:
          "System.Management.Automation.MethodInvocationException: Exception calling "ToDecimal" with "1" argument(s): "Input string was not in a correct format."At line:747 char:1
          + [Decimal]$toffset = [convert]::ToDecimal($Time_Offset)
          + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          at System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.PipelineBase.Invoke(IEnumerable input)
          at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Common.PowerShell.RunspaceController.RunScript[T](String scriptName, String scriptBody, Dictionary`2 parameters, Object[] constructorArgs, IScriptDebug iScriptDebug, Boolean bSerializeOutput)"

          Finnish is using the following date/time formats:

          Short date: d.M.yyyy
          Short time: H.mm
          Long time: H.mm.ss

          16 votes
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            under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • SQL MP wrongly specifies Service Pack Level

            SQL MP wrongly discovers Service Pack Level attribute which shows 0 but the SQL 2016 is already installed as 13.1 which is SP1 version. Please correct.

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              4 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow wildcards to exclude some Databases/instance and not all

              To exclude an instance or database from discovery, you have to either specify the full name or use * to exclude everything. It would be much more use to be able to exclude '*_clone' or '*test*'.

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                under review  ·  3 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Correct the fact that all UNIX/Linux-based monitor health states are reset when a Management Server (or Gateway) is rebooted.

                When a Management Server (or Gateway) is rebooted, all UNIX/Linux-based monitor health states are reset, resulting in the subsequent re-generation of a slew of alerts for all related x-plat agents

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                  5 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • BUG in Microsoft SCOM 2016 Web Console: "500 - Internal Server Error" !!!! SOLVED !!!!

                  Dear Microsoft IIS/SCOM Developer Team,

                  we have a absolutely new SCOM 2016 infrastructure and had had until today issue with the SCOM 2016 Web Console.

                  I created related to "500 - Internal server error" some forum questions. Also I read the similar 500 error on other discusiions in Technet forums.

                  Finally I found the BUG in SCOM 2016 Web Console!

                  I will list the bug in IIS/SCOM and my solution, and also want that MICROSOFT should make a statement to this issue!

                  ISSUE:

                  If any user try to access to SCOM 2016 Web Console, "500 - Internal server error" will…

                  35 votes
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                    under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Linux and Office 365 Monitoring Enhancment

                    we should focus towrards unix monitoring like we need enhance it for Docker and Linux certificate monitoring. And should also closly work on office 365 momitoring.

                    I am working with 2 clients and Linux monitoring is not at that par good and office 365 too.

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                      0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remove Dependency on SQL Server Agent for SCOM 2016 Maint Mode

                      Currently, the Maintenance Mode scheduler makes use of SQL Server Agent jobs to schedule the maintenance windows. This creates issues in highly available environments and an unnecessary dependency. Scheduled maintenance should be handled by a rule like other tasks.

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                        0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Simplify notification mechanism

                        Please redesign the current notification mechanism which is based on Channels, Subscribers and Subscriptions.

                        Perhaps just 2 components instead of 3

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                        • Linux Agent 1.6.3 (SCOM 1801) should not update sudoers and create users

                          If you deploy the Linux omsagent using the "Discovery Wizard", the following modification on the system are done:
                          - three (!) users are added (omi, nxautomation and omsagent)
                          - some extensive sudoers permissions are given to them via /etc/sudoers.d/omsagent

                          Many of our clients do not allow scripts to be run as root, where the executed has write permissions on the script. Exactly this is the case for most of the scripts.

                          REQUESTS:
                          1. More documentation why these modifications are required
                          2. Can the fluenD, omsagent work without them
                          3. creating users must be optional. Many centrally maintain users and sudoers…

                          16 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Pull the latest release of the Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System 2016 and 1709 Plus

                            The recent release of this management pack has over-sensitive monitors which have turned an entire test environment critical. See my post on Technet here for further details.
                            https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/e7265916-7da2-4412-97c1-27c150a573ec/caution-new-windows-server-management-packs-and-alert-storms?forum=operationsmanagergeneral#e7265916-7da2-4412-97c1-27c150a573ec

                            Also the download link for the Management pack guide is broken, so we have no way to ascertain the changes in this reease!

                            3 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • BUG in the installation process of SCOM 1801 Web Console (WORKAROUND)

                              Hi together,
                              again there is a bug in the Web Console, this time in SCOM 1801.

                              I installed SCOM 1801 Web Console using "Enable SSL" option. But if I browse on Internet Explorer, or Firefox, etc. https://<WEB CONSOLE>/OperationsManager gives the following error:
                              "The remote server returned an error: (404) Not found".

                              I could broswe the following pages without any problem:
                              https://<WEB CONSOLE>/Dashboard
                              https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppAdvisor
                              https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppDiagnostics

                              I figured out the issue
                              --------------------------
                              If I install SCOM Web Console without "Enable SSL", then the access to Web Console works.

                              SCOM Web COnsole installation process with "Enable SSL"…

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                                2 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide capability to apply update rollups from console

                                Would like to have the ability to apply a rollup to the environment without visiting each server and without creating custom scripts. Simply pull down the rollup and apply to selected servers from the console.

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                                • Multi Select Alerts in Web Console

                                  Can we please have the ability to select more than one alert in the Web Console?

                                  At present (v1801), you can only select one update at a time

                                  This makes changing the likes of the Resolution State time consuming if there are a few of them..

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Fix Remote Desktop Services Management Pack

                                    Currently the performance dashboards in the RDS 2016 management pack do not work, I have looked at the XML and this appears to be because they are looking for Server 2012 R2 object, not Server 2016.

                                    Please resolve this so we can monitor RDS 2016 performance via the built in dashboards.

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                                    • Performance report improvements

                                      Allow performance report to have multiple series via a group. e.g. a group of 30 windows OS classes to show as individual colored lines on the graph, currently you have to add each class individual, as adding the group in, just adds one line to the graph, creating a average value for the whole group

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                                      • use the linux best practises for package deployment

                                        Currently the linux agent is distributed using a management pack that implements a huge script that installs the agent.
                                        This script violates almost every (if not all) best practise for linux distributions to packaging and installing software on linux.
                                        This makes maintaining the package a huge task that is very prone to errors.
                                        Using the distributions best practises to package and install software will make this a lot easier for you.
                                        - less errors
                                        - it will save you time.
                                        - support will be easier
                                        - less complex
                                        - most off your work has already been done for you
                                        -…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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