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  1. 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.

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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  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…

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            under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  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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              2 comments  ·  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 →
              • 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 →
                • 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!

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                    2 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  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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                      0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Script Rule & Monitor wizard should offer Syntax highlighting, better also intelli-sense and code-completion for VBS and PS1

                        That would make script rules and monitor creation so much easier and less error prone.

                        Thank you :-)

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                          0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Linux Agent initiated Maintenance Mode feature

                          This feature is intended for triggering maintenanace mode from Linux agent system with superuser previliges.

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                            2 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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…

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add new property for operating System : Minor Build Version Or UBR

                              With the new channel update setup from MS, It's will be interesting to have the value of this registry key available as an Operating system property.

                              HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\UBR

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                                1 comment  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to decline MP Recommendations

                                With 1801+ the "Updates and Recommendations" node also includes 3rd Party MP's

                                However, I may not want these MPs to be installed (Ie Costs, etc). So when it comes to updating MPS that are already installed, I need to do them one at a time

                                Can we have the ability to decline MPS that we don't want to update or install?

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                                  0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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..

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                                    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Install-SCOMAgent cmdlet doesn't configure failover Management Server(s)

                                    Hi,

                                    Deploying agents using the Install-SCOMAgent cmdlets seems to do the exact same process as pushing agents from the console as when you run the cmdlet you can see that the installation is in progress by looking in Pending Actions in the console.

                                    However it seems not to be exactly the same process as Agents deployed using the cmdlet don't seem to be aware of failover Management Servers and doing Get-SCOMAgent then looking at .GetFailoverManagementServers() confirms that as it returns nothing.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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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                                        0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • System Center OM 1801

                                        https://docs.microsoft.com/ru-ru/system-center/opbuildpdf/scom/scom/toc.pdf?view=sc-om-1801&branch=live

                                        Problems in encoding this file PDF to russian language. Please remove this problem.

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                                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • ManagementServerInitiatesConnection fixin SCOM 2012 ?

                                          This issue has been corrected in SCOM 2016 UR4 :

                                          After a network outage, the management server doesn't reconnect to the gateway server if the gateway server was installed with the /ManagementServerInitiatesConnection=True option.

                                          The issue still exists in SCOM 2012 R2, Is it coming in Update Rollup 15 ? Thanks

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