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  1. 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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    • 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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        under review  ·  SCOM PMsSCOM 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

      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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                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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • Make sure that the default alert priority of all rules and monitors is set to 1 ("normal" resp.)

                      Then the Alert Priority which is almost useless at the moment can really be used as a criteria for subscriptions and connectors.

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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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                        • Monitor Symantec Netbackup solution

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

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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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                            • SharePoint Management Pack: Multiple Farms including Cross-Farm Shared Services

                              The current SharePoint Management Pack does not recognize the context of a SharePoint Farm, or rather, it assumes that all SharePoint servers are part of the same farm. Most all organization will have multiple farms (at a minimum they will have pre-production and production farms if they are doing any sort development). Many large organizations have multiple farm to consolidate services and/or content. If configured to do so, these farms can share services such as Managed Metadata, Search, and User Profiles. Monitoring and maintaining the many services within a SharePoint farm, as well as farm-to-farm services, in Operations Manager should…

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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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                                • 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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