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  1. Client for BE "Big Endian" Red Hat.

    Client for BE "Big Endian" Red Hat.

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  2. UNIX/Linux Management Pack Updates via SCOM 2012 R2

    We generally check the catalog regularly for updated Management Packs in SCOM 2012 R2. The catalog is currently showing what appear to be incorrect versions of the MPs for the customers still on 2012 R2:

    It might be a good idea to correct this, since these versions will break UNIX/Linux monitoring in SCOM 2012 R2, at the very least agent deployment will be broken.

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  3. 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…

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  4. SCOM 1807 monitoring Oracle Linux %used memory is not accurate

    SCOM 1807 monitoring Oracle Linux %used memory. What is displayed on the dashboard and performance charts are not the same as seen on the server itself. Please see thread https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/99c37ed5-82a6-487a-95af-3e094effca7a/linux-memory-monitoring?forum=operationsmanagerunixandlinux for a description of the issue.

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  5. Allow SCOM Unix Agent to Run as a non-root account with elevated privileges

    At current time, the Unix agent for SCOM 2012 R2, 2016 and 1801 requires that the agent software run with root user credentials. Any software that runs directly as the root user is a security risk.

    I'd like to see a future version of the SCOM Unix Agent that could run as a non-root user, with elevated privileges, so that the agent can properly monitor the Unix client while minimizing security risks.

    11 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Add OS "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for .SAP" to default Linux management pack

    Add OS discovery "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for .SAP" to default Linux management pack. Currently the Attribute caption is hardcoded "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12". Discovery of SLES for .SAP is not possible, OS shown as "Unknown"

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  8. Invoke-SCXDiscovery cmdlet need to support referencing SCOM RunAs accounts

    Currently there is no way to leverage a built in RunAs account that is pre-configured in SCOM to use Invoke-SCXDiscovery cmdlet, while it is possible to reference that when pushing an agent via the console. Inability to rely on SCOM RunAs accounts requires keeping another copy of the credentials together with the script, which in turn adds some overhead with regards to keeping those creds secure and in consistence with the SCOM store.

    7 votes
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  9. Monitor that a Unix Server is not reachable

    In the Windows Monitoring the Management Pack has two different monitors, which monitor "heartbeat failure" and "Computer not reachable".
    In the Unix/Linux monitor you only provide a heartbeat monitor that run automatically the Task for an ICMP ping. We also need the monitorinformation if the System is not reachable because this is an important information for the Unix/Linux admins.

    12 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Support wildcard in UNIX/Linux Log File Monitoring

    Make us be able to use wildcards in the log file path of the "UNIX/Linux Log File Monitoring"-template.

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  12. 7 votes
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  13. discover Linux mounted file systems

    Mounted disks are not discovered, you should have an option to do this

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  14. 13 votes
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  15. Advanced Monitroing

    Unix/Linux monitoring is too limited. Need advanced monitoring Rules/Monitors.

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  16. Linux and Office 365 Monitoring Enhancment

    we should focus towrards unix monitoring like we need enhance it for Docker and Linux certificate monitoring. And should also closly work on office 365 momitoring.

    I am working with 2 clients and Linux monitoring is not at that par good and office 365 too.

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  17. Enquiry of monitoring Linux server through SNMP Trap

    Could SCOM 2012 monitor the Linux server (CentOS) through SNMP Trap without installing agent on Linux server?

    Could we check whether the below MIBs files already included in the existing SCOM server?
    - The HOST-RESOURCES_MIB
    - Apache web server configuration and status values (APACHE2-MIB).
    - disk I/O (UCD-DISKIO-MIB)

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  18. % used Memory Monitor

    include two new monitors in all of the UX based MP's that does monitoring of memory by percentage used. monitors can be disabled by default. monitor A would calculate percentage free (free / total). Monitor B would calculate the same but include cache

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  19. Offer Baselining Monitors For Non-Windows Devices

    It would be nice if we could create baselining monitors on any rule that's generating performance data in Operations Manager. Currently, you can only create baselining monitors for Windows Performance Counters.

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  20. 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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