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  1. Ability to turn off alerts not able to be closed in SCOM 2019

    We need to be able to disable the feature preventing alerts from being closed if the monitor is in an unhealthy state.

    As it currently stands integration with a Service desk such as Netcool is problematic as if the alert is closed in the service desk when the writeback happens to SCOM the chain breaks as the alert cannot always be closed in SCOM.

    Feature below:

    If you close an alert generated by a monitor (from the Operations Console “Active alerts” view) which is in a unhealthy state then the following message will be displayed and the alert will not…

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  2. SCOM 2019 support for 2008 R2 Clients

    We need support in SCOM 2019 for agents that are running Server 2008 R2. Almost a quarter of our servers are still 2008 R2, and this is a huge hang up for us in moving up. Since these are more legacy systems, most are also unable to be updated.

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  3. Prevent objects already in manual maintenance mode, entering automatic maintenance mode

    If you, for instance, put several Windows Computers in maintenance via the scheduler and one of them was already put in maintenance manually, that one will get out of maintenance when the scheduler ends.
    Same deal for hosted objects that were put in maintenance manually.

    Also check here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/e2af78b9-70b2-4282-b647-71f41dc0b476/scom-20162019-maintenance-schedules-stop-manually-configured-maintenance?forum=operationsmanagergeneral

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  4. 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

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  5. Regularly update the managementpack page versions and dates

    Regularly update the managementpack page versions and dates

    The site https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx were you can find all managementpacks is showing old dates and versions.
    For example currently the pack for DHCP 2016 and higher is showing version 1.0.11.0 while there is already a newever version. You now only see this when you click into that pack so it's not easy to see which new or updated packs are released recently.
    And while you work on it make also the date column sortable so i can overview the newest packs on top.

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  6. Monitor named "Performance Data collection health" needs to be fine tuned in a way that it does not overload the SQL Server when enabled.

    The default SCOM monitor named "Performance Data collection health" which is disabled by default, needs to be fine tuned in a way that it does not overload the SQL Server when enabled for 1000 + Agents. The way the SQL query is built it looks like running it against 1000+ Agents will cause performance issues on the SQL server.

    The purpose to enable this monitor is to identify if Performance data is stopped collected / missing for specific Agents in last few hours.

    Request the product group to review the request to see we can ship this by default enabled…

    8 votes
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  7. Change SCOM 1807 support from SAC to LTSC

    Now that SCOM 2019 is available, but lacking the mandatory support for 2008/2012 Operating Systems.

    Customers with these Operating Systems cannot upgrade to SCOM 2019.

    And although they trusted Microsoft and upgrade to SAC, they will no longer get fixes or new features.

    And worse of all,
    They will not get further support beyond the 18 monthly period for SCOM 1807.

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  8. Alert view for Alerts with other resolution states

    I have several alerts per object in the Active Alerts, I am trying to right-click the object owning the alerts and open alert view per this object, and I get an empty window.
    We are using several resolution states, and we have noticed using SQL Profiler that the default view that is opening when right-clicking an object only scopes for NEW alerts. It should be all alerts without the closed ones

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  9. Azure Management Pack Features - Survey request from PG

    https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GhktKqx11ojgkR

    Please fill in this short survey and help us identify the areas of improvement and requested features in Azure Management Pack in SCOM. Thanks!

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  10. 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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  11. SCOM SDK does not use encryption when it establishes connections to the Operationsmanager & OperationsmanagerDW DB's as how SCVMM does.

    We have SCOM & SCVMM databases hosted in the same SQL server and noticed that SCOM SDK does not use encryption when it establishes connections to the Operationsmanager & OperationsmanagerDW DB's as how SCVMM does.

    We use the below SQL query to validate the same:

    Select distinct se.sessionid, dbname= case when dbid = 0 then null when dbid <> 0 then dbname(dbid) end,

       se.login_time,host_name, se.program_name,login_name, con.encrypt_option, getdate() as &#39;logdate&#39;
    

    from sys.dmexecsessions se
    LEFT JOIN sys.sysprocesses sp on se.sessionid = sp.spid
    LEFT JOIN sys.dm
    exec_connections con

       ON con.session_id = se.session_id
    

    WHERE NOT encryptoption IS NULL

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  12. SCOM 1807 ability to monitor Service Manager 2019

    We are unable to migrate to SCOM 2019, but had already migrated Service Manager and Orchestrator to 2019. Service Manager servers report OS health without issues; however, anything related to the Service Manager environment just shows as "Unknown" - since SCOM doesn't have the ability to monitor 2008 R2 servers, upgrade SCOM isn't necessarily an option for everyone.

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  13. IM alerting to Microsoft Teams

    Dear developers,
    it would be great to see IM SCOM integration with Microsoft Teams, so IM alerting can be done for those who have migrated from SfB to Teams.

    At the moment the only option is to either have SFB server onpremise and send IM notifcations to Teams/SFB Online or to use Hooks in Teams which isn't perfect because it actually sends posts on Teams Channel rather than sending IMs to people on Teams.

    Hopefully IM notifications support for Teams will come one day.

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  14. Active Alerts view - not refreshing in non-IE browsers

    Ever since SCOM 1801, the Active Alerts view in WebConsole does not refresh automatically in non-IE browsers (Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc.). An updated 'MonitoringBundle.js' file was provided by Microsoft support which made it work in modern browsers. But even in SCOM 2019, this issue is not fixed and I had to use the workaround script file. Could this be implemented as default for all versions? Internet Explorer may be hardly used anymore in the IT community.

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  15. 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

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  16. Is multi-home possible on agent with SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2019.

    Can a single Windows\Linux machine can be monitored with SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2019.(in multi-home scenario).We have device with SCOM 2012 R2 agent installed and next wants to implement Multi-home with another Management Server SCOM 2019.

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  17. Make the SCOM Console Windows Stop Disappearing

    Working in the SCOM console, when closing a window the console will occasionally disappear. You have to go to the task bar to find it and re-select the window.

    To reproduce this; First make sure the SCOM Console is full screen. Then click on an alert created by a rule. In the alert details, open up the rule by clicking on it.

    Then click Configuration, and View.

    Then close both windows.

    The SCOM Console will disappear.

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  18. 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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  19. SCOM CI-connector keeps setting Logical Disks to Pending Delete

    I can only assume the SCOM team is responsible for the SCOM CI-connector as well.

    We're seeing a lot of disks being marked as "pending delete" from SCOM, and having them being set to Active again with the SCCM connector. In this case, the SCCM connector is correct. This poses problems since we use the disk size reported from SCCM to produce sizing reports and forecasts.

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  20. 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

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