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  1. BUG in the installation process of SCOM 1801 Web Console (WORKAROUND)

    Hi together,
    again there is a bug in the Web Console, this time in SCOM 1801.

    I installed SCOM 1801 Web Console using "Enable SSL" option. But if I browse on Internet Explorer, or Firefox, etc. https://<WEB CONSOLE>/OperationsManager gives the following error:
    "The remote server returned an error: (404) Not found".

    I could broswe the following pages without any problem:
    https://<WEB CONSOLE>/Dashboard
    https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppAdvisor
    https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppDiagnostics

    I figured out the issue
    --------------------------
    If I install SCOM Web Console without "Enable SSL", then the access to Web Console works.

    SCOM Web COnsole installation process with "Enable SSL"…

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    • use the linux best practises for package deployment

      Currently the linux agent is distributed using a management pack that implements a huge script that installs the agent.
      This script violates almost every (if not all) best practise for linux distributions to packaging and installing software on linux.
      This makes maintaining the package a huge task that is very prone to errors.
      Using the distributions best practises to package and install software will make this a lot easier for you.
      - less errors
      - it will save you time.
      - support will be easier
      - less complex
      - most off your work has already been done for you
      -…

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      • Notify the users who are connected to the Dynamics application when the Reject New Client Sessions Monitor task is executed.

        We deployed the latest version of the Management Pack Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, and now we noticed while executing 'Reject New Client Sessions Monitor' from 'Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Application Object Server Task' users are not getting notified that the administrator is going to shut down the application. The same as available in Dynamics application Console.

        Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (V 6.3.158.0)
        Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Application Object Server Task

        Task Name: - Reject New Client Sessions Monitor

        Task Description:-

        Prevent Microsoft Dynamics AX Clients from Connecting to the application object server (AOS)

        Additional requirement :-

        Notify the users who…

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        • Fix "Management Pack Recommendations" MP 7.3.13165.0

          I have just updated to this latest version of the 'Management Pack Recommendations MP' via the Updates and Recommendations feature in SCOM2016. I now have a couple of hundred powershell failed to run warnings from a large number of servers for 'Lightweight non server roles discovery' filling my alerts pane. Previously zero script errors.

          So far been unsuccessful in resolving this issue.

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          • Open Source your Management Packs

            It’s a well-known problem that MPs are way too noisy and that customers spend most of their time tuning the damn things. All that noise also means that the first thing ordinary SCOM users get is bombarded with emails / noise, which causes those users to disengage from using SCOM right from the very outset.

            In terms of best practices, it is customers who operate and run these MPs at scale and who therefore have the real-world knowledge of what's needed from the MPs when running them in Production, much more so than disconnected development teams.

            Right now, there's no…

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            • Fix Microsoft Windows Server Guarded Fabric 2016 Management Pack

              Management Pack - Microsoft Windows Server Guarded Fabric 2016 Monitoring
              Version - 10.0.1.0

              Unit Monitors try to execute PowerShell Scripts but with a Module that was designed vor VBScript

              Unit Monitors
              Microsoft.Windows.GuardedFabric.10.0.GuardedHostConnectionMonito
              Microsoft.Windows.GuardedFabric.10.0.GuardedHostAttestationMonitor

              ModuleType
              Microsoft.Windows.TimedScript.TwoStateMonitorType

              Please Update MP to change Monitoring logic to use a PowerShell Probe Action like Microsoft.Windows.PowerShellPropertyBagTriggerOnlyProbe.

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              • Windows Certificate Monitoring in SCOM.

                Hi Team,

                I believe now a days its very common to use Certificates for secure communication including SCOM.

                Its surprising we don't have any Mgmt Pack to monitor the same. However, we have third party mgmt. pack already but none is certified yet. I believe there should be certified Mgmt Pack.

                Third Party:
                http://www.systemcentercentral.com/pack-catalog/pki-certificate-verification-mp/

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                • SQL MP - Last Run Status monitor alert should contain job error message in it

                  Its very strange to see 'Please see the alert context for detaills' in 2016 year.

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                  • ADFS - "MEX Endpoint Is Unreachable" Monitor update to support Secondary Servers

                    The monitor goes unhealthy on ADFS Secondary servers because the script is only designed to run on the Primary server. Either make the script support secondary servers or the monitor's Condition Detection module detect that it is running on a seconday server (as the information is gathered in the discovery phase). Personally, the script should be doing the checking everytime and not rely on the discovery as the information from the discovery could be outdated (haven't checked as yet how often the discovery for this info).

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                    • AD Certificate Service - Online (OCSP) responder Monitoring

                      Do we have something to monitor OCSP for Active Directory Certificate Services?
                      The current MP https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34765
                      Note: CA only (no support for Online Responder or other Active Directory Certificate Services role Services)

                      I found a script but I was thinking if we have something embedded for SCOM https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Certificate-Authority-0c39cb4a#content

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                        More advanced website monitoring. Check for web page content on a java page.
                        Have the details on what cause the website to generate an alert directly in the alert

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                        • Discover multiple forests without trusts and properly show them in a diagram

                          The AD MP still doesn't seem to understand that many organisations have multiple forests, without trusts. If only for DTAP best practices. I would like a topology view, and health rollups, for each forest along with the trusts between them.

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                            3 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            under review  ·  SCOM PMs responded

                            Thanks for your feedback. We are now reviewing your feedback and ranking it against the backlog of other requests we have for the ADDS MP. We will update the status of this feedback when we make a decision.

                            -Suraj

                          • Add event ID override possibilities to the Remote Desktop MP, and possibly others

                            The Virtual Desktop Management monitor in the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host Role Service MP is just one of many examples of a monitor that triggers on several event ID's. It should be possible to filter out a subset of these ID's. To clarify: the monitor I mentioned, triggers on event ID's 4878,4608,4877,4876,4872,4875,4868 and 4869. The 4878 events are a consequence of the way the environment is configured, so these should not be shown but I do want to see the others.

                            Another, even more annoying, example is RDP licensing: event ID 21 is triggered every time a license server runs…

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                            • somehow link the Cluster MP & Hyper-V MP together so the Cluster MP knows which servers are replica's.

                              Having issues on customer sites where they have both MP's installed. The Cluster MP keeps alerting saying " Cluster resource is offline". Some sites i can just put all the replicas at one data center in a group and do it that way but the last few customers tend to not have all the replicas at one site so that doesn't work.

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                              • Provide a management pack for Intune

                                Provide a management pack for Intune. The inability to provide any Operations Manager monitoring for Intune is a significant gap in the Microsoft story and directly opposed to the stated direction that Microsoft will have a management pack for all products. The cloud based solutions must be able to be monitored!

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                                • Shared Knowledge Base Management Pack

                                  Create a TechNet and/or MS Forum MP that collects solutions from the SCOM userbase on MP alerts, overrides, etc.

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                                  • Monitor Symantec Netbackup solution

                                    Monitoring servers as network devices in an attempt to monitor Netbackup solution.

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                                    • Standardize source and path across management packs

                                      For drive space alerts, "source" is the drive, "path" is the computer. SCOM hearbeat alerts use "source" as the computer and "path" as the SCOM namespace path. SQL has "source" as the instance name, and "path" as the computer\instance name, and AD sets both to computer name. It would be good if these were standardized; for example, "source" could be the computer with the problem, and "path" may be the SCOM namespace path. Or perhaps a new field could be added for the computer name.

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                                      • Prevent duplicate unsealed MP Names

                                        When creating an unsealed MP in the console for or customizations/overrides for sealed MP’s there’s no check for duplicate display names. If I have “Windows.Server.Overrides” I can continue adding “Windows.Server.Overrides” MP’s. When adding overrides on the fly it’s easy to miss the proper destination mp and create a new one. When (if) this is noticed in the future we have to export out one, see what it’s doing and import those settings into the first (and should be only) unsealed mp for that sealed mp.

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                                        • Whether MP for server 2016, Nano and Azure been been released in SCOM TP3 release

                                          Whether MP for server 2016, Nano and Azure been been released in SCOM TP3 release

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