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  1. 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.

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      1 comment  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  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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      • 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

        8 votes
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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  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

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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…

            53 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  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.

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              • 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.

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                  0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow dynamic grouping of all objects that are associated with a given criteria

                  For better alert Distribution it would be great to be able to create dynamic Groups that contain all objects based on a given criteria. I create a Group, provide a servername as criteria for example and all objects that have a relation to the Server become members of the Group (SQL DBs, IIS Websites, Hyper-V Host, HDDs, etc.). Right now it his very hard to accomplish this task. This feature would be awesome.

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                    0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Azure Management Pack

                    The Azure Management Pack needs serious performance improvements. We should not have to dedicate a management server to run a single management pack.
                    Trying to run the Azure MP on a shared management server can cause SCOM to grind to a halt.

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                      0 comments  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable FIPS complaince in libraries for Linux Agents

                      Please see forum thread here:

                      https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/57f86c23-9eac-409c-8bbc-6ad550c524e5/unixlinux-universal-agent-and-fips-compliance?forum=operationsmanagerunixandlinux

                      Per the MSFT team member Steve Weber:

                      I can reproduce this in our lab and we do not currently support FIPS and there is no workaround without disabling FIPS on the system. If this is something you want supported with the SCOM UNIX/Linux agents, please open a ticket with Microsoft support and have them create a 'Design Change Request' [DCR] so that it gets escalated and pushed back to our team.

                      I will also pass this post on to our management so they have reference but the DCR will be your quickest results.

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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

                        116 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.

                          33 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Path, MP, Class, GUIDs, etc. Columns Needed in Numerous Screens

                            - Groups: Add column for MP (where group is defined/stored)
                            - Groups: add column to view "total members"
                            - Group Explicit Members: Only the DisplayName of classes appear. There are many, many duplicate class names and it's nearly impossible to select the correct one. Add columns for MP and class Name.
                            - Subscriptions: add column to view "subscription giud"
                            - Performance View: when adding specific rules to a perf view only the DisplayName of the rules appear. Add columns for Name and MP.
                            - Management Pack/Alert Tuning: Add path information
                            - State Views: Add column for class Name and Monitoring…

                            70 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Administration  ·  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

                              41 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Have an OM commandlet to delete a SCOM agent

                                Have a OM shell commandlet that deletes a SCOM agent (like right-click Delete in Management, Agent Managed Computers), something like this: Get-SCOMAgent –DNSHostName "server01.contoso.com" | Remove-SCOMAgent

                                9 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  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!

                                  19 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  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…

                                    75 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Possibility to add custom OID fields to the displayname of Network Device discovery

                                      While discovering Network device items (such as custom classes) the discovery created by the Network Monitoring MP Generator does not allow to use a different property of the discovered object to use as displayname. Now it will use the Index as the name (object-1, object-2, object-3). While in SNMP we see the objects have several fields we can use, some of which have information such as location or description or otherwise included. We would like to use that in the name or description of the device-objects discovered.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Later versions of Visual Studio 2017 crashes with VSAE installed

                                        This was semi-dormant as a ticket on Developer Community for two months before it was very recently closed: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/318019/visual-studio-crashes-using-scom-vsae.html

                                        It is basically impossible to with with MP projects in VS 15.8.3 and later.

                                        I need to be able to use the later versions of Visual Studio 2017 AND VSAE together, and I cannot really have a bunch of versions installed side-by-side. (Already running VS2015 besides VS2017).

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                                          0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  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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