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  1. Updated VSAE to support Visual Studio 2017

    Update VSAE to be fully supported in Visual Studio 2017, which is current.

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    • Reduce CPU impact for SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter script

      The SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter (vbs or ps1) used by Agent processor utilization rule and monitor runs on each agent every 5 minutes (321 sec) and with a sync time set to 00:00.

      This causes CPU spike on virtualization hosts.

      43 votes
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      • DNS Management Pack 10.0.6.0 bug in DS for monitor "Microsoft Windows Server DNS Zone NSLookup"

        A script bug has been introduced with MP version 10.0.6.0, causing the monitor "Microsoft Windows Server DNS Zone NSLookup" to fail.

        DataSource: Microsoft.Windows.Server.DNS.NSLookup.DS
        Error: The system cannot find the file specified
        Cause: Line 103 - chcp 437 && nslookup.exe...

        2 votes
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        • Allow SCOM to use TLS1.2

          This request is to update SCOM to be able to use TLS1.2 as a secure channel method. Currently SCOM 2012R2 and SCOM 2016 do not support TLS1.1, nor 1.2.

          8 votes
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          • Delayed Azure monitoring

            There is a large and immutable delay of Azure alerts until they visible to SCOM.

            The documentation for the Microsoft Azure MP version 1.3.22.0 states on page 48 that “this information [the Azure event log] is checked according to certain periods of time (20-35 minutes)”. The Azure alert is logged in the Azure event log as soon as it is created, but SCOM cannot detect the condition until it has passed the black box of “20-35 minutes”.

            This situation is quite unfortunate for us. We *need* to receive alerts from Azure immediately they are raised. It is something of a…

            23 votes
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            • Include the "Universal Linux Monitoring" Management Pack with System Center 2016 Management Packs for UNIX and Linux

              Currently the System Center 2016 Management Packs for UNIX and Linux do not include the actual universal monitoring MP (Microsoft.Linux.Universal.Monitoring) for Unix/Linux, and it must be obtained from the older 2012 MPs.

              12 votes
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              • 9 votes
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                • UI resizing in web console when using Edge browser

                  When using the Edge browser to view the web console, you are unable to resize any of the sections. When you click on a border, you will get a error icon (red circle with red line).

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                  • Remote Access Management pack for 2016

                    Is there a management pack that will be released for Server 2016 for Routing and Remote Access?

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                    • SCOM 2016 UR2 Web Console Maintenance Mode Column width

                      Issue SCOM 2016 UR2 Web Console with Maintenance Mode Column in State views
                      - width of column become high if you expand Browser window in Full screen.

                      - higher width of parent Browser window - > higher width of Maintenance column

                      This issue reduce usability of Web Console

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                      • Disappeard network devices in SCOM 2012 R2

                        Dear All,
                        I am 2.5 lvl SCOM specialist implementing SCOM monitoring solution for our customer.
                        we are missing several network devices from time to time, they disappear from inventory with no trace.
                        These are switches by cisco (Cisco-N9K), F5. Certified devices for SCOM.
                        The devices were correctly discovered by network discovery and were for some time monitored by ports 161, 162. We set port monitoring for them, some time later the whole device is gone.
                        What hurts us the most that we do not see any input in log Console (Monitoring\Task Monitor) or even in database about the deletion.
                        We…

                        3 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Admin →
                        • 11 votes
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                          • "View DLC Page" link on SQL Server 2016 MP links to SQL 2014 DLC Page

                            Under Administration/Management Packs/Updates and Recommendations, when selecting SQL Server 2016. Clicking the "View DLC Page" link will take you to the SQL Server 2014 download page instead.

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                            • "Run now" for scheduled maintenance.

                              "Run now" for scheduled maintenance.

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                              • Fix GetOSVersion.sh it is broken for CentOS 7 discovery

                                CentOS 7 discovery is failing with the following exception:

                                GetOSVersion.sh due to a bug where centOs 7 was not discovered and reporting the following exception during the discovery process:
                                /etc/centos-release: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `('
                                /etc/centos-release: line 1: `CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) '

                                Workaround which works:
                                edit the /etc/centos-release file and remove the word (core) from the end, run discovery, then add (core) back.

                                affected: SCOM 2012 R2 UR12, SCOM 2016

                                3 votes
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                                • Use of Or Clause at the top level of group creation

                                  In SCOM if we use an OR clause it defaults to AND. Need to have a functionality to acheive this.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Update the Universal Linux Management Pack Guide (UniversalLinuxMPGuide.doc)

                                    The "Universal Linux Management Pack Guide for System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager" guide included with Linux Management Packs has not been updated since April of 2013, and does not reflect accurate information (e.g. does not include Oracle Linux 7 as supported). The guide should be reviewed and updated with any new version of the MPs.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Allow import of already created dashboards into one dashboard view and share to others

                                      Created dashboards can only be viewed on one screen at a time. It would be good to be able to consolidate various created dashboards into one screen as a new dashboard and share to other users as well.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA) Monitoring for Server 2016

                                        Does an existing management pack cover monitoring for ADBA or Volume Activations in Server 2016?

                                        There is a related blog for KMS at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/silvana/2015/03/23/monitoring-kms-2012-with-scom-2012/ but I haven't been able to find any specific to ADBA or VA in Server 2016.

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                                        • DHCP 2016 Management Pack Low Privilege instructions need correcting!

                                          Full access to HKLM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DHCPServer\Performance key DOES NOT EXISIT. THE KEY THAT EXISIT IS PARAMETERS. Does this make a difference in discovery or rights access?

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