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  1. Support monitoring/collection of 32-bit performance counters on 64-bit operating systems

    SCOM cannot monitor or collect data for 32-bit performance counters on 64-bit operating systems. A workaround is to use a PowerShell script which calls 32-bit PowerShell and makes use of the Get-Counter command, but this causes significant load on the system processor when collecting data for multiple counters. I feel that there should be native support for this scenario that avoids this need to launch 32-bit PowerShell separately.

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  2. 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

    8 votes
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  3. Release and maintain a 2019 version of the "System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit"

    Release and maintain a 2019 version of the "System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit".

    This tool is an absolute gem in training new people to SCOM, which also gives them a better understanding on how everything is pieced together and useful for design work...

    6 votes
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  4. Create role for application monitoring author that doesn't require SCOM admin

    Currently it requires SCOM admin access to run Authoring console templates like Web Transaction Monitoring. In large enterprise environment, dev team should be able to create and modify web transaction monitors in the SCOM authoring space themselves without needing SCOM admin.

    7 votes
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  5. VSAE Support for Visual Studio 2019 and System Center 2019

    VSAE should support Visual Studio 2019 and System Center 2019

    75 votes
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  6. Service Level Tracking - Add 'Business Hours'

    Please add the ability to define 'business hours' or schedules when authoring SLO objects. This would allow SLO tracking of objects only at given times or schedules to match business needs.

    5 votes
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  7. HTML authoring portal in Web Console

    Provide Operations Console authoring functionality as a HTML portal in Web Console.

    4 votes
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  8. 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.

    6 votes
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  9. 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!

    36 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Change the default value of an alias in VSAE

    It would be great to be able to configure the default value of a reference Alias in VSAE. The function within the Authoring Extensions always chooses the first letter of each node in the XML Name.I'd like to change it to use my default..
    For example, If I add Unix.Authoring.Library, the default value of the alias will be UAL, in each new project....

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  12. Eliminate Web Application Monitor from being a roll-up

    Over the past years we've had numerous false or erroneous alerts using the Web Application Availability Monitoring template due to the fact that the Web Application Monitor is a roll-up.

    In a majority of our use cases we only care when the status code is not equal to 200, however because this monitor is a roll-up it will trigger from anything to certificate, to random probe errors, or any of the other situations the URL probe is watching due to it being a roll-up.

    Today we send all alerts from SCOM to IBM Netcool/Omnibus where we've added custom logic to…

    3 votes
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  13. Dynamically create Knowledge

    I have had multiple customers ask if we can dynamically compile product knowledge.

    By this I mean an alert is raised within Operations Manager, the knowledge associated with the alert could be tailored for a specific Rule or Monitor AND Discovered Instance.

    This would then allow such knowledge as internal escalation procedures to be concise and contextual.

    A suggested example of this could be applying some sort of condition detection using the Full Path Name as a string and if it matches, display certain text for that specific instance.

    9 votes
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  14. Improve VSAE and it's MP developing tools

    visual studio tools such as mp simulator are not usable now. Improving these developing tools and the extension itself, will make authoring new management packs a more easier job.

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  15. Allow update of MP version in VSAE when using Auto-increment version

    If you open a VSAE project on a new machine, the version number for the MP (if using Auto-increment) will reset to the default 1.0.0.1. However this Mp could be on version 1.0.41 and won't install unless you rebuild the soltion 40+ times or turn off Auto-Increment.

    It would be nice if we could set the value in the deployment tab of the MP properties and VSAE increment from that number on the next build

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  16. Allow Powershell script in Agent task

    Currently only vbs is supported, when creating Agent based task. For now, PS is mostly installed on all recent OS please implement support for adding Powershell scripts here.
    You can mark it somehow- to distinguish VBS/PS based tasks, so users are not running ( or know and accepts) it on systems which do not support PS.

    30 votes
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  17. Better Authoring Documentation

    Brian Wrens documents and MVA course are excellent, however they could be complimented by some examples (i.e. how to create a relationship based on a reg key etc). Information of this type currently needs to be gleamed from forums, Community MPs and at times just hours of experimentation. Which takes a long time and is extremely frustrating. Surely there is enough content in the standard Microsoft MPs to be able to quickly create a library of examples. I

    11 votes
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  18. select which MP should run on which Group

    like a wizard to select which MP (monitors , discoveries, and rules ) to be run on which Group of servers.

    so customer just want to monitor the base OS for a group of servers and not to discover or be alerted for other MPs
    so that will scope the alerts and discovers more !

    9 votes
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  19. Bulk Overrides

    Today there is no easy way to apply an override to enable/disable rules, or perhaps to change priority on alerts for all rules across all Management Packs given the current toolset. You have to purchase a 3rd party tool like MPStudio from SilectStudio to do so. Please provide enterprise ready authoring capabilities to override common parameters for rules/monitors across 1 to many Management Packs that are selected. Look at the way MPStudio allows you to manage bulk overrides for an example.

    When deploying SCOM and tuning the environment, this is an absolute must.

    It would be nice to have this…

    36 votes
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  20. Fix work with csv in vsae

    When import data to snippets data can be ruined randomly

    For example, we have Columns:

    Number
    Interval
    URL
    ProcessDataMode
    DayWindow
    IS
    XmlEnabled
    Xpath
    Operator
    XmlValue
    NumSamples
    StatusCodeText
    XMLText

    And data for it

    1,60,http://mss-mmvb4/,<Daily><Start>09:15</Start><End>22:00</End><DaysOfWeekMask>62</DaysOfWeekMask></Daily>,108MC,true,/Root/source/@connectionStatus,Equal,Connected,-,-

    After importing to VSAE values will be in random columns. No difference if we have column names in csv in 1 line. Its a bug and it forces me to edit data in vsae, not in excel, for example

    These is screen shot with error , as you can see all data above red line is wrong !

    https://yadi.sk/i/jIHrtYOiq4LnJ

    9 votes
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