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  1. Updated VSAE to support Visual Studio 2017

    Update VSAE to be fully supported in Visual Studio 2017, which is current.

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    • Reduce CPU impact for SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter script

      The SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter (vbs or ps1) used by Agent processor utilization rule and monitor runs on each agent every 5 minutes (321 sec) and with a sync time set to 00:00.

      This causes CPU spike on virtualization hosts.

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      • Delayed Azure monitoring

        There is a large and immutable delay of Azure alerts until they visible to SCOM.

        The documentation for the Microsoft Azure MP version 1.3.22.0 states on page 48 that “this information [the Azure event log] is checked according to certain periods of time (20-35 minutes)”. The Azure alert is logged in the Azure event log as soon as it is created, but SCOM cannot detect the condition until it has passed the black box of “20-35 minutes”.

        This situation is quite unfortunate for us. We *need* to receive alerts from Azure immediately they are raised. It is something of a…

        22 votes
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        • Include the "Universal Linux Monitoring" Management Pack with System Center 2016 Management Packs for UNIX and Linux

          Currently the System Center 2016 Management Packs for UNIX and Linux do not include the actual universal monitoring MP (Microsoft.Linux.Universal.Monitoring) for Unix/Linux, and it must be obtained from the older 2012 MPs.

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          • 8 votes
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            • 11 votes
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              • "View DLC Page" link on SQL Server 2016 MP links to SQL 2014 DLC Page

                Under Administration/Management Packs/Updates and Recommendations, when selecting SQL Server 2016. Clicking the "View DLC Page" link will take you to the SQL Server 2014 download page instead.

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                • Update the Universal Linux Management Pack Guide (UniversalLinuxMPGuide.doc)

                  The "Universal Linux Management Pack Guide for System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager" guide included with Linux Management Packs has not been updated since April of 2013, and does not reflect accurate information (e.g. does not include Oracle Linux 7 as supported). The guide should be reviewed and updated with any new version of the MPs.

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                  • Allow import of already created dashboards into one dashboard view and share to others

                    Created dashboards can only be viewed on one screen at a time. It would be good to be able to consolidate various created dashboards into one screen as a new dashboard and share to other users as well.

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                    • Disappeard network devices in SCOM 2012 R2

                      Dear All,
                      I am 2.5 lvl SCOM specialist implementing SCOM monitoring solution for our customer.
                      we are missing several network devices from time to time, they disappear from inventory with no trace.
                      These are switches by cisco (Cisco-N9K), F5. Certified devices for SCOM.
                      The devices were correctly discovered by network discovery and were for some time monitored by ports 161, 162. We set port monitoring for them, some time later the whole device is gone.
                      What hurts us the most that we do not see any input in log Console (Monitoring\Task Monitor) or even in database about the deletion.
                      We…

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                      • Rollup 2 will not be shown as agent update and can not be seen in console

                        After having installed RU2 after RTM (no RU1), the agents do not go into pending modus to be upgradable. Only with MP https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Agent-Version-b0bbdfb3 the real version is viewable.
                        Only when you do a repair on the agents, the version will be updated to the newest Rollup

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                        • Improve performance widget for dynamic content population

                          At the moment the performance widget only works with static GUIDs of what it should display. Please add support for dynamic scoping so one can add a class or group target by referencing the mpinstance of it.
                          This will make it easier to transport the dashboard between SCOM installations.

                          Adding support under ManagedEntityIds for a mpreferance targer:

                          <Binding PropertyId="ManagedEntityIds">
                          <ComplexValueCollection Type="mpinstance://System.Library!System.Entity[]">
                          <ComplexValue Type="mpinstance://System.Library!System.Entity">
                          <Binding PropertyId="Id">
                          <SimpleValue Type="xsd://string" Value="$MPReference/ManagementPackId!MPElementID$" />
                          </Binding>
                          </ComplexValue>
                          </ComplexValueCollection>
                          </Binding>

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                          • SQL MP 2016 and 2014

                            The change does not appear documented and provides the customer no advance warning that this change will be required.

                            The class definition for Microsoft.SQLServer.Database (<ClassType ID="Microsoft.SQLServer.Database" Accessibility="Public" Abstract="false" Base="System!System.Database" Hosted="true" Singleton="false" Extension="false">) shows that the base class for SQLServer.Database is System.Database. In the management packs that include, and precede, SQL Server 2012, the entry for the derived 20XX database classes (<ClassType ID="Microsoft.SQLServer.2012.Database" Accessibility="Public" Abstract="false" Base="SQL!Microsoft.SQLServer.Database" Hosted="true" Singleton="false" Extension="false" />) states that they are derived from the Microsoft.SQLServer.Database class. Moving onto the derived 2014 and 2016 database classes (<ClassType ID="Microsoft.SQLServer.2016.Database" Accessibility="Public" Abstract="false" Base="System!System.Database" Hosted="true" Singleton="false" Extension="false">), it is stated that they…

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                            • Make it possible to supress alerts across different instances of the same rule workflow.

                              Make it possible to supress alerts across different instances of the same rule workflow.

                              This way it will be possible to i.e. supress alerts comming from the same rule running on different machines.

                              Today in case of a non-empty tag SuppressionValue:

                              <Suppression>
                              <SuppressionValue>value</SuppressionValue>
                              </Suppression>

                              Suppression is based on the hash calculated from “value” + workflow ID

                              The workflow ID in the current supression algorithme is the work flow instance ID - I’d like it to be possible in some cases to use the workflow type/class ID for suppression instead.

                              8 votes
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                              • WinRM and Workstation service in Windows Server 2016 stops when SCOM agent is installed

                                Deploying New HyperV hosts and not installing the SCOM agent everything is stable. But when I install SCOM agent on any host I see "Host not responding" in Virtual Machine Manager Console. This didn't happen prior to installing SCOM agent. In SCOM I get several errors, i.e. "WinRM not running" and "Workstation service" not running, as well as WMI is unhealthy. This happens on all server 2016 monitered.

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                                • Give admins the ability to extend the classes and make available in the GUI. E.g. Add a customer attribute to the Windows Computer class. Al

                                  Give admins the ability to extend the classes via the Console GUI. E.g. Add a customer attribute to the Windows Computer class. Have this item(s) available to alerts, group populator's etc. This would be particularly useful for multi-tenant SCOM platforms.

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                                  • Alert Tuning Wizard in SCOM 2016 needs a Path Column

                                    When using the new alert tuning wizard in SCOM 2016 you often find that the alert source dialogue is utterly useless.
                                    It only contains two columns, Source and Alert Count. The problem is that Source is often not enough to decide whether it's the right source or not.

                                    For example, all alerts from database instances with default instance name are all listed as MSSQLSERVER, giving you a helpful dialog looking like this:
                                    MSSQLSERVER 25
                                    MSSQLSERVER 19
                                    MSSQLSERVER 18
                                    MSSQLSERVER 14
                                    MSSQLSERVER 11
                                    MSSQLSERVER 7
                                    MSSQLSERVER 6
                                    MSSQLSERVER 3

                                    I have no idea what database instance I am tuning alerts on…

                                    4 votes
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                                    • AlwaysOn

                                      Would love it if SCOM supported the Multi-subnet flag for AlwaysOn instances rather than having to use the workaround that is currently in place to get SCOM to work when its databases are moved to AlwaysOn Listeners.

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                                      • Allow overrides for the health state conditions on a monitor

                                        SCOM overrides only allow you to change the severity of an alert that is generated by a monitor.

                                        I have the need to be able to also change the health state that the monitor goes into when it goes into an error state.

                                        Example: I am running the SQL management pack which comes with the monitor, "Page Life Expectancy". This monitor generates alerts, and those alerts are of a Critical severity by default. Using overrides, I can change the alert severity to something lower if I'd like, such as warning or informational.

                                        What I can't do, and have a strong…

                                        24 votes
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                                        • Build Task Scheduler monitoring into the Windows Management Packs

                                          Build in support for windows tasks scheduler as well as task level monitoring into the Windows Management packs. This should include standard tasks as well as clustered tasks. Monitoring on exit codes, runtime, events, etc

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