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  1. 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.

    8 votes
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  2. 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.

    18 votes
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  3. Agent Reads Prior Events After Exiting Maintenance Mode

    I've run into an issue where after coming out of maintenance an agent goes back and reads events from prior to the maintenance mode end time. This generates alerts from events that occurred while the machine was in maintenance. It appears this has been an issue since at least 2009, but still exists in the SCOM 2016 agent:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/systemcenter/en-US/8a115e60-ef00-4eb0-a84d-1a420182e70e/sql-management-pack-failing-on-old-sql-agent-jobs

    0 votes
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  4. 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.

    4 votes
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  5. 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…

    271 votes
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  6. 6 votes
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  7. 3 votes
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  8. 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

    26 votes
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  9. 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.

    5 votes
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  10. 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

    15 votes
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  11. More functionality in the SCOM 2016 web console

    I understand that this is one of Microsoft's first passes with HTML 5, but really? Why isn't there a 'home' link when you use the alert link to first access the SCOM web console. One has to delete everything beyond /operationsmanager to get back to the other views. Also, why can we only select 1 object at a time (i.e. Windows computers, for maintenance mode and bulk alert management?

    Any plans for improvement? Is there a subscription that's available to tell me when new updates are available?

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  12. 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

    12 votes
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  13. Web Console - make Details pane resizable in Safari and Chrome on macOS

    I'm using a Mac and open the web console of SCOM 1807 in Chrome or Safari. Clicking on a result in Results pane, I get only a couple of lines in the Details pane. Although I can drag and drop the grey line between the Results and Details pane, it constantly reverts to it's former position.

    17 votes
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  14. 1807 Web Dashboards bugfixes & improvements

    When building Topology widget HTML5 dashboards with 1807 I noticed :


    • there are 2 sizes "state icons" to choose from, but the "small" size is not selectable. => is a bug ? --- 3 sizes would be even better


    • these "state icons" are not consistent types, some are .png, others are .svg = work in progress ?


    • the 'white' marking inside the icons is not white but transparent ! placing them on a coloured background image changes the color of the white 'x' or 'v' = bug ?


    • any ability to manage the background images used in topology widgets would…

    4 votes
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  15. Change Proxy Agent Search Windows

    When Changing Proxy agent, can you please add Search feature to the window, make the life a lot easier.

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  16. ability to test a channel and subscription

    Add the ability to send test messages through the channel and subscribers pages, rather than having to setup a test notification and subscription.

    4 votes
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  17. Change the Alert Source target in the Custom Alert wizard so you may select any alert source for the view.

    Change the Alert Source target in the Custom Alert wizard so you may select any alert source for the v iew. Currently only alerts with a source of "alert" are available. Otheralerst have different sources and should be available in this view. If you select all alerts you see them all. If you select all sources in the wizard you do not.

    6 votes
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  18. DHCP Management Pack best practice settings published.

    DHCP management needs to change since it collects a large amount of data per scope. It generates Event ID 623 in the OPs manager log about the Health Service store has reached it maximum size. The agent is constantly doing a state change from healthy to unhealthy. If there was a config document on what to turn off in the MP would be helpful.

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  19. 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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  20. Web Console SCOM 1801 needs the possibility to add columns in the alert view

    Web Console 1801:
    Add the possibility to add columns in the alert view in order to view custom fields or other available fields from an alert.

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