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  1. Provide examples (sample code) for SCOM 1801+ REST API

    Hi,

    since 1801 SCOM offers a REST API. That is great and I'd like to leverage it for some cross platform scenarios.

    Unfortunately the examples (currently just JavaScript and related to alerts) don't help me.

    Please add examples (sample code) in PowerShell , C# or provide Swagger compatibility.

    Many thanks

    Ruben

    132 votes
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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix maintenance Schedule replication on HA SQL for SCOM

      With SCOM Always On sql architecture. Whenever a maintenance schedule is created it is not replicated to secondary DB. This requires manual effort with DB permissions to replicate the SQL agent job. The schedule is not effective until its replicated which eliminates the self service feature for end users. Not every one has DB permissions.

      39 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SLES 15 agent for SCOM 2016

        Monitoring of SLES 15 systems is currently not possible with SCOM 2016. Please provide an agent and management pack to monitor SLES 15 systems with SCOM 2016 at the same level as SLES 11 and 12.

        28 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • After Management Server removal, some orphaned objects remain

          After the deletion of a management server according the description in https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh456439(v=sc.12).aspx some objects will remain
          Those objects can just get deleted through manual operations in the database. ==> Custom SP dbo.sp_RemoveObjectByTypedManagedEntityId
          The Health Service Watcher Object always remains after deletion.
          This behaviour is reproducible with SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2016

          Expected Behavior
          The customer expects that if he strictly follows the step-by-step instructions to remove a management server from the management group, nothing should remain somewhere, neither in the database nore in the filesystem, registry or somewhere else

          Analysis
          I reproduced the problematic behavior in two different environments…

          95 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The Alert Description of a Message Center event should contain the Alert Context Details instead of the Incident ID

            The Alert Description of a Message Center event Alert should contain the Alert Context Details instead of the Incident ID only.

            27 votes
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              3 comments  ·  O365 Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Possibility of changing the data type when creating Linux monitors

              When you create a Linux Monitor the default data type is String, then when your script receive a Integer data (for example) the linux monitor doesn't work properly

              43 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • The autoSignOutInterval issue in the web console

                Please add this paramater for autoSignOutInterval to new SCOM Web console so session time-out can be customized properly.

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Expose Maintenance Mode in SCOM 1801 REST API

                  The new REST API should expose the ability to use Maintenance Mode. This would make it easier to use Maintenance Mode programmatically

                  9 votes
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                    0 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.

                    46 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Authoring tools - please create extension for VSCode

                      Hello! I think it would be great if you created VSCode extension that adds to authoring of Management Packs - features like intellisense, class definitons and so on. I guess VSCode would be a nice tool to edit XML files, if it had proper definitions.

                      Thanks!

                      23 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • provide a way to select the Top N from a group when creating dashboards in 1807 Web Console Dashboard

                        currently within the HTML5 dashboards you cannot selecta large group and display Top N , this can be selected per user but does not save across different users.

                        Also when sorting columns with numerical values these need to be sorted numerically rather than as a string like being done at present

                        12 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  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

                          115 votes
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                            17 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • DFS Replication Management Pack

                            Many Enterprise organisations are still reliant on File Services such as DFS-R and need to effectively monitor it. With no new release of the DFS Replication Management pack to support Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Organisations are failing to monitor key parts of their infrastructure, with failures affecting hundreds of users.

                            Please provide further support for DFS-R Monitoring

                            33 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • De-Activate and Activate a Management Pack

                              It would be handy to De-Activate a MP instead of deleting it. Or set a MP in maintenance.

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Change the label for CustomFields 1-10 to something more read able, eq Asset Id

                                On Alerts it would be nice to have the possibility to change the label of the columns name to something more read able, eq 'Custom Field 1' to 'Asset Id'

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • HTML authoring portal in Web Console

                                  Provide Operations Console authoring functionality as a HTML portal in Web Console.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • HTML administration portal in Web Console

                                    Provide Operations Console administration functionality as a HTML portal in Web Console.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create new channel for subscriptions - REST API

                                      When creating a new subscription, it would be nice not to rely on custom scripts but have custom HTTP API webhook to send the alert to. Webhooks seem to be a standard way in 2019, and would give a nice refreshment to next iteration of SCOM.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Agentless objects representing virtual cluster servers should ideally be situated under the node that currently hosts them

                                        Agentless objects under “Administration\Device Management\Agentless Managed” representing virtual cluster servers should ideally be situated under the node that currently hosts them.

                                        As it stands, the objects reside under the cluster node that they were first discovered on. This is highly confusing for the user.

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                                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make Self Tuning Thresholds persistent after agent restart

                                          SCOM has had "Self Tuning Thresholds" since the beginning. Unfortunately, the alert thresholds that are calculated after the initial learning period are stored in memory and do not persist after a restart of the agent. This causes a gap in monitoring for several days every time the agent is restarted or the host is rebooted. The dynamic alert thresholds should be saved to the cache so that there is no monitoring gap. If the dynamic thresholds need to be reset and the learning period restarted, that should only be initiated manually from the console or via powershell, when the administrators…

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