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  1. Azure SQL MP should support Azure AD Authentication

    Azure SQL MP: Azure SQL should support Azure AD Authentication in addition to SQL standard logins. That would simplify the management of multiple Azure SQL servers a lot.

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    • Ability to duplicate a subscription

      Today, there is no way to duplicate a subscription from within the SCOM console.

      This is a pain, because the wizard for creating a subscription in SCOM is very, very verbose with numerous pages. So when I have to create multiple subscriptions which only differ from each other slightly, I want to smash my face into the nearest blunt object.

      This would be one of those quick fix solutions which would reduce the pain involved in using SCOM.

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      • Gateway Server Approval

        Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.gatewayApprovalTool.exe crashes or stalls

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        • Oracle

          Please consider adding native SCOM monitoring for Oracle Databases like we currently have with the SQL Management Packs provided by Microsoft. Between Oracle Database and VMWare these are the two weakest areas for monitoring within SCOM. Yes, there are some very nice management packs that can integrate monitoring of these products but would like to have some basic monitoring without having to pay the high price that comes with these management packs.

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          • SCOM High Availability - Independant Monitor of SCOM health

            Occasionally SCOM will become disfunctional and stop monitoring or alerting. This may happen due to grooming not being performed or lack of database space for instance.
            Would be good to have SCOM like SQL or Exchange with replication and independant witness wirth automatic failover - not just concept of resource pools.
            Need something to ensure that the watcher is being watched.

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            • Microsoft.Windows.DHCPServer.2012.R2.ClusterServer.Discovery throws a “script failed to complete message”

              This is due to the Powershell version required to check windows version in this MP. We know we can update the Powershell version but is not always possible in some customer scenario's.
              The discovery script should not run at all on a 2008 R2 server which by default has 2.0 installed. The MP now requires Powershell 3.0 or higher.
              The code in the mp should be changed to reflect this.

              This problem still exists in the latest MP Version 6.0.7299.0

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              • The ability to groom data based on server role or type or environment

                It would be nice to have the ability to groom selective data from data warehouse based on the server role, environment, location etc. For example if/when I am monitoring all my environments (PROD, DEV, QA, TEST) in a single management group and I only want to keep data as following:
                PROD = 365 Days
                QA = 90 Days
                DEV = 30 Days
                Test = don’t save any test data in DW DB
                I don’t have the ability to purge data according to the scenario listed above and we end up with lots of useless data that’s just filling up our…

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                • Windows Certificate Monitoring in SCOM.

                  Hi Team,

                  I believe now a days its very common to use Certificates for secure communication including SCOM.

                  Its surprising we don't have any Mgmt Pack to monitor the same. However, we have third party mgmt. pack already but none is certified yet. I believe there should be certified Mgmt Pack.

                  Third Party:
                  http://www.systemcentercentral.com/pack-catalog/pki-certificate-verification-mp/

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                  • Improve how the "Performance By System" report works with groups

                    The "Performance By System" Report under the Windows Server Operating System Reports folder doesn't work with groups unless the Windows Computer Objects are directly contained 1 layer deep in the selected group. If you try to use a group that contains another group which contains the Windows Server objects, the report is empty.

                    Note: "The Performance By Utilization" report works with a group that contains another group which contains the Windows Server objects.

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                    • Internal connectors should be sorted alphabetically

                      When forwarding an alert to a connector, the list is not sorted and so it's difficult to find the right connector, especially when you have 60+ like we do. Any UI element that has a list of options should always be sorted alphabetically.

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                      • Monitoring of free space in AlwaysOn cluster does not work in SQL 2014

                        The scripts in SQL 2014 MP does not handle AlwaysOn correct. When evaluated if the database is a replica the property secondary_role_allow_connections is checked and if set to <= 1 the database is skipped. However, this is true even if the script is connected to the primary node which is accepting connections. This causes all free space monitoring for AlwaysOn databases that do not allow connections to secondary nodes to fail without any notice to the users, even when the script is connected to the primary node.

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                        • 6 votes
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                          • Add a "non-silverlight" web page that can be customized

                            a customizable web page where individuals can modify overrides for servers they are scoped for. Overriding rules/monitors is an administrative feature that requires administrator privileges to make changes.

                            I don't believe giving the keys to the kingdom should be required for users who want to change the threshold for CPU on their serverA or serverB. This puts the burden on the admin to have to make simple changes that should be self-service for application support technician.

                            When I say "customizable", I mean select a user role, the rules/monitors that can have overrides modified. This would eliminate the being tied to…

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                            • view to see servers in resource pool monitoring unix linux

                              Currently admins/users have to look at the Unix/Linux Computers view to see which Resource Pool is monitoring them, and then look at the Resource Pool view, and properties of the resource pool to see its members and the servers responsible for those unix computers.
                              It'd be great if there were a view that simply showed the management servers in the pool responsible for the unix/linux agent in ONE view. and not have to click in 3 different places to connect the dots.

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                              • Move Scheduled Maintenance Mode to the Monitoring Pane

                                The Scheduled Maintenance Mode feature is only available to SCOM Administrators currently because it is added to the SCOM Administration Pane. What is needed is to have this available to the Service Desk (as stated by Vinayak) and Operators and Advanced Operators levels. Meaning it would have to be made available somehow in the Monitoring Pane in order to be used by a very large part of the maintenance mode setting target audience.
                                Of course the PowerShell cmdlets are the other way of getting to the Scheduled Maintenance mode entries and to adjust them, but this is basically for use…

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                                • The ability to commit configuration changes in bulk instead of 1 per 1

                                  When you have to create overrides to workflows, it always freezes the console when applying overrides or changes to SCOM in general. The SCOM Console than says 'busy' and there is not much you can do.
                                  My idea would be that you can place certain overrides in a 'queue' and then apply them all at once.
                                  Think of a firewall config where you can make the changes first, and apply them later.
                                  This would allow us to make a lot more changes to SCOM without affecting the users of the SCOM console too much as you can apply many overrides…

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                                  • Enhance SNMP Trap monitors so applications that can send SNMP traps can send alerts to SCOM.

                                    Allow configuration of SNMP Traps in SCOM without needing to be discovered. Most applications can send SNMP Trap messages anywhere to alert for problems and conditions. It would be helpful if you could do this with SCOM since SCOM is the natural nexus for all alerting, but not if applications can't send alerts to SCOM to pass on to the SCOM alerting infrastructure.

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                                    • A survey on usability of manual reset of monitors

                                      In SCOM currently there are 3 options to reset monitors when the corresponding alerts are resolved. They are Event reset, timer reset and manual reset. The usual expectation is once the alert is resolved, the corresponding monitor that triggered the alert is moved back to healthy state. But this is not the case if the monitor has manual reset. The administrator has to go change the health state of the monitor manually else the monitor will remain in critical state and generate false alerts.
                                      We are trying to understand the usability of manual reset option. Your response to this survey…

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                                      • ADFS - "MEX Endpoint Is Unreachable" Monitor update to support Secondary Servers

                                        The monitor goes unhealthy on ADFS Secondary servers because the script is only designed to run on the Primary server. Either make the script support secondary servers or the monitor's Condition Detection module detect that it is running on a seconday server (as the information is gathered in the discovery phase). Personally, the script should be doing the checking everytime and not rely on the discovery as the information from the discovery could be outdated (haven't checked as yet how often the discovery for this info).

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                                        • Fix the rendering on more than one screen

                                          On multiple screens in TP5 SCOM the buttons don't show up. Some creative Tab + Enter seems to work with the invisible buttons.
                                          ie
                                          1) Add computers/groups to OMS - no search button.
                                          2) Computer and device management discovery - greyed out search buttons.
                                          3) Computer and device management - Administrative account - missing text
                                          4) Repair agents - missing button.

                                          Mark

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