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  1. SCOM Web Service for easy integration

    Provide a Web Service to interact with SCOM. This would help integrating SCOM into persisting infrastructures, building connectors from and to SCOM.

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    • SCOM Integrations

      Please improve the experience for integrations to hook up to SCOM. Instead of hardcoding an integration against an individual Management Server (i.e. VMM, but others as well) please provide support for multi-host configuration, so that integrations could automatically switch from one node to another

      20 votes
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      • Correlation between SCCM Maintenance Windows and automated SCOM Maintenance Mode. So patching weekends can go by alert free.

        Correlation between SCCM Maintenance Windows and automated SCOM Maintenance Mode. So patching weekends can go by alert free regardless of administrator intervention.

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        • Support SQL PaaS for OpsMgr Roles

          A new SCOM vNext install should support "SQL Database" PaaS for both OpsDB and DW. For the DW vNext should support the "SQL Data Warehouse" PaaS role in Azure.

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          • SCOM 2016 support SQL Server 2016SP1

            Currently SCOM 2016 does NOT support SP1. SP1 touts consistent programmability across SQL Server editions. This should also benefit the development team to streamline customizations.

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            • Keep NOAPM=1 as default setting for all MMA versions

              The APM component (regardless of APM being enabled) frequently breaks .NET applications. Re-installing agent with NOAPM=1 means we cannot leverage the SCOM console to deploy agents. Request

              9 votes
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              • Agent and Gateway Failover Management via the GUI

                currently Gateway/agent mapping primary and secondary are only available as SCOM CMDLETS. Make the view and change of these via the console. Also include this within the database so it can be reported upon. We manage 50+ gateways and 10+ MS with 5,000 agents. Managing failover is time consuming.

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                • Guide Management Pack Team Foundation Server 2015 deployment induces errors

                  In the deployment Management Pack Team Foundation Server 2015 in System Center Operations R2 2012 - UR8 found some instructions that may induce the customer to a configuration wrong.

                  • Configure run as account in the profile TFS Server as "All targeted objects", even adding in the run as account just the TFS Server. Will cause incorrect configuration alerts in the profile of the TFS Server. It is wise to create a group and add the computers or components that are part of the TFS Server, apply the setting "all targeted object", will produce dozens of alerts on the console…

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                  • Enable distributed database

                    It would be good if, in a distributed management server setup, we could distribute database servers as well, so there's a local database for each management server.

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                    • Bundle MOM Cert Import with the Gateway Install!

                      We shouldn't have to copy/paste momcertimport from the installation media to the GW when installing the cert. It should be in the GW installation folder since it's going to be needed in most GW scenarios.

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                        0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • License Key in SCOM setup

                        There is no way to enter the license key through SCOM setup even if I had the keys with me handy. The Installer installs SCOM always as an evaluation version. I will then have to remember to enter license key through a powershell script to upgrade from an evaluation version of Operations Manager to a licensed version. This request is to add a step in the Setup wizard to accept a license key.

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                        • Linux/Unix Monitoring requires winrm to use basic auth and untrusted self-signed certificates

                          Basic authentication and untrusted self-signed certificates are big security violations. Untrusted self-signed certificates has an issue with Axway default validation response status settings.

                          Is there a way for SCOM to perform a scan or discovery to standalone Linux servers without basicauth and self-signed certificates?

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                          • Monitoring as a Service - SCOM as PaaS?

                            SCOM MS deployment available in the "Azure Gallery" or at least an MS/GW role with pre-requisites on having connectivity to vNet with traditional SCOM MG.

                            3 votes
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                            • Other type of authentication without certificates in Workgroup mode agent. As Linux agent, autogenerate certificate with the agent install

                              Other authentication for workgroup or non Kerberos mode without certificates.

                              For example, as linux agent autogenerate the certificate in the installation.

                              3 votes
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                              • Allow for consolidated distributed application views across multiple SCOM instances

                                Allow for an hierarchal SCOM instance structure (e.g. servers in a region report to a regional instance, regional instances report to a global instance) - not just for alerts - but for distributed application model views as well. Allow for flexibility on what is passed up the chain of SCOM instances. I'm failry new to SCOM so not sure if this support is already there (beyond alerts only, and without having multi-homed agents)

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                                • MMA Agent as a Windows Feature, DSC for Agent

                                  Make the SCOM agent as part of the windows Server OS. DSC for agent to control MG/MS an agent reports to.

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                                  • Have the ability to secure management pack xml files on agent servers so they cannot be read locally using a text editor.

                                    In an ISP multi-tenant solution we have been asked by various customers if it is possible to secure the XML files downloaded from SCOM so they cannot be read as a text file. This is for requested for security purposes.

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