General Operations Manager Feedback

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  1. Microsoft Learn - Learning Paths / Modules for SCOM

    SCOM as a product can be somewhat difficult to learn, mostly because of insufficient learning material or courses for existing/new users/customers. I have personally received many comments and questions about SCOM being a difficult and complex product.

    Although there are a lot of great community blogs and materials out there, it may still be spread out abit everywhere and difficult to come by.
    So I thought of a Microsoft Learn, which is a free, interactive, hands-on training platform that helps people develop in-demand technical skills related to widely used Microsoft products.

    I think Microsoft Learn modules for SCOM could be…

    67 votes
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  2. Option to allow SCOM Admins to grant Advance Operators the ability to view other AO's Maintenance Schedules

    Provide the option for SCOM Administrators to allow roles such as Advanced Operators to view but not edit existing maintenance schedules. This functionality would be beneficial to some customers as it would allow users to prevent creating duplicate schedules or to verify the existence of an expected schedule before beginning work.

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  3. [PG Feedback] SCOM Management Pack needing Version update and Feature updates

    All - This poll is from SCOM Product Group. As a SCOM user, you would be using a lot of MPs and some of them could be outdated in terms version, monitors, rules and features. We are looking to revive Management Pack as a whole and we want to hear your feedback on the below topics.


    1. What are top 5 MPs (in terms of usage) used at your SCOM infra?

    2. Which top 5 MPs critically need version update (agnostic)?

    3. What are the top 3 issues that arise on MPs (in general)?

    4. What are top 3 workloads for which MPs are…
    31 votes
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  4. Red Hat 8 needs to be supported in SCOM 2016 ASAP!

    Red Hat 8 needs to be supported in SCOM 2016 ASAP. It is not acceptable to not provide an MP that covered RHAT 8.
    If we moved to SCOM 2019 we'd loose the ability to monitor our existing RHAT 5 and 6 servers so would be in an even worse situation that we are now with 2016.

    225 votes
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  5. Implement a way for immediate SCOM agent data purge

    The current way for immediate agent removal is not supported via SCOM SDK, but involves some SQL tweaking, in order to cleanup the database in advance from remnants of the object. The reason is that all discovery workflows should pass (on their respective schedule) before all references to the objects are removed. More details here: https://kevinholman.com/2018/05/03/deleting-and-purging-data-from-the-scom-database/

    31 votes
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  6. Use the Perl RegEx engine everywhere in SCOM

    Modify the RegEx engine leveraged by the expression filters (& possibly elsewhere in SCOM) from the .NET Framework RegEx engine, to the Perl engine that is leveraged by the group calculator module. Doing so would bring the following benefits:

    1 - Consistency in the interpretation of regular expressions throughout SCOM;
    2 - A more flexible experience using regular expressions in the context of expression filters, as the Perl engine offers support for RegEx functionality that is not available with the .NET Framework engine, such as the support for certain "Character Classes" (ex.: \d for digit) & "Assertions" (i.e. [Negative] Look(ahead|behind)).

    15 votes
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  7. Enabled healthservice sid by default which is good to provide sql permission to healthservice sid instead of service account

    Enable healthservice sid by default which is good to provide sql permission to healthservice sid instead of service account

    48 votes
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  8. Make scheduled maintenance mode follow DST

    Scheduled maintenance modes are off by one hour every time we go to/come from Daylight Saving Time, requiring manual editing of all the schedules.
    Kevin Holman created a very useful script to workaround that issue, but it still need to be ran every time we change time.
    The scheduled maintenace mode should be able to adjust automatically to DST!

    88 votes
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  9. SCOM 2019 UR1: AppAdvisor and AppDiagnostics with Edge

    AppAdvisor and AppDiagnostics fail to load with Edge as the browser.

    It fails with the following errors:

    Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.0 or higher is required for Application Advisor.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.0 or higher is required for Application Diagnostics.

    This functionality should be fully supported in Chromium-based browsers. With Internet Explorer being phased out, I'm a little surprised to see this.

    19 votes
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  10. Use Fragments direct in the SCOM Console to create MP's

    Make Fragments part of the SCOM Console so we can use them when we create MP

    9 votes
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  11. Support for SCOM Reporting feature as Highly Available / Scale out deployment

    We seem to be using a Legacy design for SCOM Reporting as SCOM reporting from 2012 - 2019 does not have the option for Scale out deployment / Highly Available setup.

    From the documents provided by Microsoft, SCOM does not support hosting Reporting SQL database on Always ON or SQL Clustered database engine instance.

    Above was from a SQL prospective, However SCOM reporting component its self is not a Highly Available setup.

    Can the product group keep this in consideration for SCOM 2016 / 2019 future updates ?

    38 votes
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  12. Possibilities when creating Dashboards in Webconsole

    I want better design possibilities when creating dashboards in the webconsole.


    1. Want possibilities to change the size of tiles.


    2. Want possibilities to create headlines that can be formated.


    3. Want possibilities to group objects in the dashboard.


    33 votes
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  13. solaris

    Support for TLS 1.2 (and likely 1.3) in Solaris 10 agent. Currently this doesn't work and the agent needs a recompile to resolve the issue.

    68 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Allow special characters in Linux script outputs

    The current Linux agent parser does not allow for special characters when reading the output.

    For example, "df: ‘/tmp/tmp2’: No such file or directory" will cause the parser to crash with an "unprintable characters" error in /var/opt/microsoft/scx/log/scx.log. Note the "special" single quotes; this is what causes the error.

    Because the parser stops, the SCOM server never gets anything back from the agent. Removing the special characters resolves the issue.

    23 votes
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  15. Allow the use of diacritic characters in property values of instances

    Portuguese makes use of five diacritics: the cedilla (ç), acute accent (á, é, í, ó, ú), circumflex accent (â, ê, ô), tilde (ã, õ), and grave accent (à, and rarely è, ì, ò, and ù). The cedilla indicates that ç is pronounced /s/ (from a historic palatalization).

    When instances that are discovered that contain these characters they are displayed as a black diamond with a question mark.

    11 votes
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  16. Microsoft Teams SCOM Management Pack for SCOM 2012

    We have been getting lot queries about Microsoft Teams SCOM Management Pack for SCOM 2016. we would like to know when it will be released for use

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  17. Ubuntu 20 is not yet supported in SCOM 2019.

    Ubuntu 20 was first released in April 2020 but is not yet supported in SCOM 2019. The number of servers migrating to Ubuntu 20 has increased a lot in the last months and we don't have it monitored by SCOM. You should provide it urgently

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  18. Groups Renaming Issue in SCOM 2019 UR1

    (Awaiting a Fix for the Group rename issue)
    Renaming a Group in SCOM 2019 UR1 will change the name in the console, but using the PowerShell still returns the old name of the group. Therefore, if we need to use or refer the group somewhere in Service Monitoring or notifications, we don't see the new name (it's still the old name)

    20 votes
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  19. Stop dictating how customers use your product

    Scom was terrible anyways, now you dictate what alerts we cannot close. This removes the ability for us to move forward with our upgrade. Why you made a change for one person that effects thousands of others shows your intelligence. The feature needs to be disabled. Whoever decided this was a good idea needs to be fired immediatley

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  20. dhcp failover relationship errors for mulitple domains.

    I'm getting a similar issue with this link below.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/5ac86044-3aae-49a0-a15f-d20a8a53377a/scom-2012-r2-ems-event-26004-unable-to-open-the-dhcpadminevents-event-log-on-computer-in-other?forum=operationsmanagergeneral

    It looks like Microsoft never looked into or have a way to work around DHCP servers outside of the domain that SCOM is in.
    There are various reasons why SCOM is unable to access a dhcp servers, firewall (because of security design), or different domains ( because of various requirements).

    We should be able to move this monitor for the Windows Server 2016 DHCP Failover Relationships off of the main management servers (rms emulators) and onto another server like the gateway servers.

    9 votes
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