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  1. Allow Operations Manager Reporting to use Kerberos.

    Many customers are disabling the use of NTLMv1 can the Operations Manager Reporting installation and operations (access) to reporting be forced to use Kerberos.

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  3. Have GetOpsMgrDBPercentFreeSpace.vbs capture growth potential of Database, not just current size

    The current script does not take into account the maxsize info located in the sp_helpfile. Currently the SQL MP does a better job of monitoring this? Maybe reuse their script?

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  4. SCOM 2016 Reporting Installation Documentation needs improvement.

    The Microsoft instructions are confusing/incorrect for this installation.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/deploy-install-reporting-server

    For more information, see System Requirements for System Center 2016 - Operations Manager. System Requirements for System Center 2016 - Operations Manager link <https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/orchestrator/system-requirements>

    The above takes you to Orchestrator requirements not Operations Manager.

    Here is the correct link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/plan-system-requirements

    Then the instruction has this:

    Ensure that SQL Server Reporting Services has been correctly installed and configured. For more information about how to install and configure SQL Server Reporting Services, see SQL Server Installation (SQL Server 2012).

    The above is 2012 and not 2016.

    It also says this:

    In…

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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