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  1. Provide examples (sample code) for SCOM 1801+ REST API

    Hi,

    since 1801 SCOM offers a REST API. That is great and I'd like to leverage it for some cross platform scenarios.

    Unfortunately the examples (currently just JavaScript and related to alerts) don't help me.

    Please add examples (sample code) in PowerShell , C# or provide Swagger compatibility.

    Many thanks

    Ruben

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Path, MP, Class, GUIDs, etc. Columns Needed in Numerous Screens

      - Groups: Add column for MP (where group is defined/stored)
      - Groups: add column to view "total members"
      - Group Explicit Members: Only the DisplayName of classes appear. There are many, many duplicate class names and it's nearly impossible to select the correct one. Add columns for MP and class Name.
      - Subscriptions: add column to view "subscription giud"
      - Performance View: when adding specific rules to a perf view only the DisplayName of the rules appear. Add columns for Name and MP.
      - Management Pack/Alert Tuning: Add path information
      - State Views: Add column for class Name and Monitoring…

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        8 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix maintenance Schedule replication on HA SQL for SCOM

        With SCOM Always On sql architecture. Whenever a maintenance schedule is created it is not replicated to secondary DB. This requires manual effort with DB permissions to replicate the SQL agent job. The schedule is not effective until its replicated which eliminates the self service feature for end users. Not every one has DB permissions.

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          1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Possibility of changing the data type when creating Linux monitors

          When you create a Linux Monitor the default data type is String, then when your script receive a Integer data (for example) the linux monitor doesn't work properly

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            1 comment  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • After Management Server removal, some orphaned objects remain

            After the deletion of a management server according the description in https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh456439(v=sc.12).aspx some objects will remain
            Those objects can just get deleted through manual operations in the database. ==> Custom SP dbo.sp_RemoveObjectByTypedManagedEntityId
            The Health Service Watcher Object always remains after deletion.
            This behaviour is reproducible with SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2016

            Expected Behavior
            The customer expects that if he strictly follows the step-by-step instructions to remove a management server from the management group, nothing should remain somewhere, neither in the database nore in the filesystem, registry or somewhere else

            Analysis
            I reproduced the problematic behavior in two different environments…

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              1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bug in Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2016 Management Pack

              The ADFS 2016 MP is alerting "The AD FS configuration database that is stored in SQL Server 'false' is unavailable." Alert is false positive when using non-default sql port (servername,portnumber). Hence when trying to ping the "servername" string returns a bad syntax. A fix in the script used by the MP to delimit the "servername" and ping the name before the comma ","

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              • Make Self Tuning Thresholds persistent after agent restart

                SCOM has had "Self Tuning Thresholds" since the beginning. Unfortunately, the alert thresholds that are calculated after the initial learning period are stored in memory and do not persist after a restart of the agent. This causes a gap in monitoring for several days every time the agent is restarted or the host is rebooted. The dynamic alert thresholds should be saved to the cache so that there is no monitoring gap. If the dynamic thresholds need to be reset and the learning period restarted, that should only be initiated manually from the console or via powershell, when the administrators…

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Have an OM commandlet to delete a SCOM agent

                  Have a OM shell commandlet that deletes a SCOM agent (like right-click Delete in Management, Agent Managed Computers), something like this: Get-SCOMAgent –DNSHostName "server01.contoso.com" | Remove-SCOMAgent

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • when the MP for 365 generates an alert it includes the incident number and the portal url, we'd like it to include a direct link to the inci

                    when the MP for 365 generates an alert it includes the incident number and the portal url, we'd like it to include a direct link to the incident within the portal.

                    Office 365 Incident Active Incident TM143856: Service degradation for Microsoft Teams (ServiceDegradation) https://portal.office.com/ServiceStatus/ at the moment someone has to connect to the url login and then find the details for the incident. We'd like the MP to provide a link directly to the incident details.

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                      1 comment  ·  O365 Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Possibility to add custom OID fields to the displayname of Network Device discovery

                      While discovering Network device items (such as custom classes) the discovery created by the Network Monitoring MP Generator does not allow to use a different property of the discovered object to use as displayname. Now it will use the Index as the name (object-1, object-2, object-3). While in SNMP we see the objects have several fields we can use, some of which have information such as location or description or otherwise included. We would like to use that in the name or description of the device-objects discovered.

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                        0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • DFS Replication Management Pack

                        Many Enterprise organisations are still reliant on File Services such as DFS-R and need to effectively monitor it. With no new release of the DFS Replication Management pack to support Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Organisations are failing to monitor key parts of their infrastructure, with failures affecting hundreds of users.

                        Please provide further support for DFS-R Monitoring

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                          0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Alert history is not updated correctly from within widgets

                          The alert history is not updated when the resolution state of an alert is modified from within an alert widget.
                          In our case we have a dashboard with two alert views. Our ops guys use the context menu to set specific resolution states on the various alerts. That kind of action is not recorded in the history information of the alerts. However, it gets recorded when doing the exactly same steps from the default alerts view. Or by opening the alert and changing the status in there directly.

                          We had opened a premier ticket and were told that this is…

                          37 votes
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                            under review  ·  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make the SCOM Console Windows Stop Disappearing

                            Working in the SCOM console, when closing a window the console will occasionally disappear. You have to go to the task bar to find it and re-select the window.

                            To reproduce this; First make sure the SCOM Console is full screen. Then click on an alert created by a rule. In the alert details, open up the rule by clicking on it.

                            Then click Configuration, and View.

                            Then close both windows.

                            The SCOM Console will disappear.

                            37 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Web Console - make Details pane resizable in Safari and Chrome on macOS

                              I'm using a Mac and open the web console of SCOM 1807 in Chrome or Safari. Clicking on a result in Results pane, I get only a couple of lines in the Details pane. Although I can drag and drop the grey line between the Results and Details pane, it constantly reverts to it's former position.

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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Fix the script used to monitor the cluster disks

                                When monitoring the Windows 2016 Failover Cluster disks, the script (Microsoft.Windows.Server.MonitorClusterDisks.vbs) times out and also causes the clussvc.exe to use excessive amount of CPU usage (on average 25% with peaks to 100%) if the cluster has a higher amount of physical disks (100). The systems are physical servers, with Xeon CPUs (8 physical cores + HT). The script does eventually finish if ran manually, but it needs 25 minutes...

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Install prerequisites automatically if missing

                                  Please just provide the option and bundle the prerequisites for IIS / Report Viewer / CLR stuff and whatnot you might require during setup. This can easily be bundled with Setup software and releases a lot of administrative overhead

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                                    0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Authoring tools - please create extension for VSCode

                                    Hello! I think it would be great if you created VSCode extension that adds to authoring of Management Packs - features like intellisense, class definitons and so on. I guess VSCode would be a nice tool to edit XML files, if it had proper definitions.

                                    Thanks!

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                                      0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • SCOM 1801: Login Session Expired on Internet Browser related to Web Console

                                      Hi,
                                      when user or admin browse alert link URL to SCOM 1801 Web Console, then the user first get the error
                                      „Your session with the Web console server expired“, although the user was not logged on before.

                                      If user choose then „Use Alternate Credentials“, he/she can log in.

                                      Microsoft Premium Support says that is "by design". We cannot call the BUGS "by design". This is a BUG in SCOM 1801, and must be solved asap.
                                      We have a very large IT infrastructure and this feature is very important for us.

                                      Best regards

                                      Birdal

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                                        0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Global Service Monitor - Increase Test Limit

                                        Increase the limit of the number of tests allowed for Global Service Monitor. 25 total tests per subscription is very low, especially when you want to monitor sites from multiple locations.

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                                          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Update SCOM to support CNG key stores

                                          Currently, even the latest version, 1807, does not support the use of CNG key store based certificates. This goes against Microsoft best practices of not using CSP key store based certificates. ADFS began support in version 4.0. Even SCCM now supports it as of its latest version. This makes this product unusable in environments requiring CNG certificates.

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