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  1. solaris

    Support for TLS 1.2 (and likely 1.3) in Solaris 10 agent. Currently this doesn't work and the agent needs a recompile to resolve the issue.

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  2. Red Hat 8 needs to be supported in SCOM 2016 ASAP!

    Red Hat 8 needs to be supported in SCOM 2016 ASAP. It is not acceptable to not provide an MP that covered RHAT 8.
    If we moved to SCOM 2019 we'd loose the ability to monitor our existing RHAT 5 and 6 servers so would be in an even worse situation that we are now with 2016.

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  3. 64bit version of VSAE missing

    Now that VSAE is available for recent versions of Visual Studio we are missing a 64bit version of the extensions. MP Simulator (32bit) won't work when run on a 64bit OS with a 64bit SCOM agent installed.

    In the past Microsoft had made available versions for both architectures.

    51 votes
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  4. Ability to turn off alerts not able to be closed in SCOM 2019

    We need to be able to disable the feature preventing alerts from being closed if the monitor is in an unhealthy state.

    As it currently stands integration with a Service desk such as Netcool is problematic as if the alert is closed in the service desk when the writeback happens to SCOM the chain breaks as the alert cannot always be closed in SCOM.

    Feature below:

    If you close an alert generated by a monitor (from the Operations Console “Active alerts” view) which is in a unhealthy state then the following message will be displayed and the alert will not…

    242 votes
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  5. A Maintenance schedules schedule created by an operator should adhere to scoping rules

    When an operator creates a maintenance schedules schedule this is only visible to that person. As a result this can also only be changed by that person.
    Only when an administrator creates a schedule this is visible to other administrators.

    It would be good that when an operator creates a schedule this is visible by members of his user role or even better it adheres the scoping structure. This would allow colleagues of the same team to modify schedules.

    20 votes
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  6. Ability to Monitor Hyper-V 2019 with SCOM 2019

    Client got new Hyper-V 2019 & we need to do Host level, Cluster level and storage level monitoring in SCOM. Searched the internet and also raised case with MS, got to know the MP is still not released. Request MS to build\release the MP ASAP.

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  7. Solaris 64bit agent support

    really need support for 64bit versions of Solaris, the current version installs as 32-bit even on 64-bit

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  8. SCOM 2019 support for 2008 R2 Clients

    We need support in SCOM 2019 for agents that are running Server 2008 R2. Almost a quarter of our servers are still 2008 R2, and this is a huge hang up for us in moving up. Since these are more legacy systems, most are also unable to be updated.

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  9. SCOM Monitoring Failure with PowerBI Report Server / SSRS Updates

    Hello,

    We are using SCOM 2019 to monitor our SSRS and Power BI Report Server deployments using the SQL 2017+ Reporting Services management pack (v7.0.15.0).

    This management pack is able to successfully monitor SSRS 2017 and Power BI Report Server deployments up to May 2019, however when upgrading or deploying to Power BI Report Server September 2019, the "Report manager accessible - PBIRS" monitor in SCOM becomes critical and the following error appears in the RSPortal log file under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Power BI Report Server\PBIRS\LogFiles:

    2019-12-05 10:41:19.4770|ERROR|37|DOMAIN\SCOMRunAsAccount ::1: HEAD - 0:00:00.0004824
    Exception: System.Net.ProtocolViolationException: Bytes to be written to the stream…

    6 votes
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  10. Container Monitoring in SCOM

    Support for container monitoring in SCOM.

    49 votes
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  11. Make company knowledge in SCOM editable without Office

    A small but important issue have haunted SCOM since its very beginning: You cannot edit Company knowledge without installing Office on the machine you are using to connect to the managementserver, which for larger companies most likely is a TerminalServer.

    I have used SCOM for a decade now and it puzzles me that Microsoft still does not manage to either incorporate a rich text editor or at least let us edit the textfield directly without formatting in the operations console.

    As a result, we sadly are not using this feature.

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  12. Invalid ‘Data Access Service SPN Not Registered’ entries in the ‘Operations Manager’ event log

    As per Kevin Holman’s article entitled ‘OpsMgr 2012: What should the SPN’s look like?’ (i.e. https://kevinholman.com/2011/08/08/opsmgr-2012-what-should-the-spns-look-like/), please correct the following erroneous event log entries that are logged when the SDK service is restarted (and configured with an AD account):

    Event Log: Operations Manager
    Event ID: 26371
    Event Source: OpsMgr SDK Service
    Event Level: Warning
    Event Description:

                The System Center Data Access service failed to register an SPN. A domain admin needs to add MSOMSdkSvc/MS1 and MSOMSdkSvc/MS1.contoso.com to the servicePrincipalName of CN=MS1,CN=Computers,DC=contoso,DC=com
    

    The events are still being logged, even in SCOM 2019.

    Thank you,

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  13. Management Pack to monitor ADFS 2019 MP

    HI, Brian Wren had mentioned that Microsoft would always have a Management Pack for every Microsoft product. Currently Microsoft does NOT have an MP to monitor ADFS

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  14. Description Bug: MSSQL on Windows: Some securables are inaccessible

    In the MSSQL on Windows: Some securables are inaccessible alert the Alert description states that the following objects are views;
    - msdb.dbo.sysjobschedules
    - msdb.dbo.log_shipping_primary_databases
    - msdb.dbo.log_shipping_secondary_databases

    These are actually Tables in MSDB. This can be confusing for non-SQL SCOM admins when trying to troubleshoot and resolve issues

    This should be updated to reflect that they are tables not views.

    5 votes
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  15. Add a column that shows Alert type "Rule" or "Monitor"

    Add a column that shows Alert type "Rule" or "Monitor". Also add a filter in there for alert type to display Rule or Monitor or both

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  16. catalog

    Someone needs to properly start managing the SCOM catalog behind 'import management packs'.
    Currently it's quite a mess/chaos:
    - It contains MPs for obsolete products,
    - The descriptions of many management packs make not completely clear which MP you should actually choose, sometimes there are several versions, etc
    - Many Microsoft products are missing
    - Some management packs are available on the internet but not in via the catalog
    - There are sample entries in the catalog (in a production catalog environment?!)
    - Some server roles seem to have multiple management packs or legacy dependencies because MPs are stacked and…

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  17. Prevent objects already in manual maintenance mode, entering automatic maintenance mode

    If you, for instance, put several Windows Computers in maintenance via the scheduler and one of them was already put in maintenance manually, that one will get out of maintenance when the scheduler ends.
    Same deal for hosted objects that were put in maintenance manually.

    Also check here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/e2af78b9-70b2-4282-b647-71f41dc0b476/scom-20162019-maintenance-schedules-stop-manually-configured-maintenance?forum=operationsmanagergeneral

    8 votes
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  18. SCOM Effective Monitoring Configuration for Alert - Alert Action

    Provide an Alert Action which when executed against an alert will pick the Monitor/Rule and Monitoring Object of the Alert and will output Effective Monitoring Configuration

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  19. Suppress Network Alert Storms/ Multiple Server Down Alerts /Notifications when a core network switch/router fails

    Currently if one switches goes down, we'll get 100's of notifications, which we don't want. This causes a nightmare for our Service Desk Teams to triage and close which takes hours on our ticketing system. We'd like Alert/notifications emailed that the switch is down, but we don't want a server down notification emailed for each of the servers attached to the switch. And following the same logic, we don't want notifications emailed that multiple switches & servers are down if the core switch goes down itself.

    So implement some logic or ability for customers to suppress alert storms when a…

    2 votes
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  20. Bug in Microsoft System Center Management Pack for AD CS 2016 Management Pack

    There is a bug in this Management Pack which causes it to fail when TLS 1.2 is enforced. The error is:

    Topology10.0Discovery.vbs : Unable to connect to the database with the specified configuration string. Please make sure that your connection string is valid and that your credentials are authorized to access the database. Cause: [DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (SECCreateCredentials()).]SSL Security error.

    The bug in the discovery is in Topology10.0Discovery.vbs in this line of code:

    GetOpsMgrDBConnectionString = "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=" & sDBServerName & ";Initial Catalog=" & sDBName & ";Integrated Security=SSPI;"

    Provider=SQLOLEDB fails when TLS 1.2 is enforced. Per this article, it should be updated:

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinjustin/2017/11/08/sql-native-client-for-tls1-2/

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