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  1. [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 As a SCOM user, you would be using a lot of MPs and some of them could be outdated in terms version, monitors, rules and features.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…
    26 votes
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  2. Bug in System.ExpressionFilter module

    System.ExpressionFilter module incorrectly process data with Duration type. The module considers that negative duration is greater than positive. As example, this construction returns true but logically it should return false:
    <ConditionDetection ID="CD" TypeID="System!System.ExpressionFilter">
    <Expression>
    <SimpleExpression>
    <ValueExpression>
    <Value Type="Duration">PT1S</Value>
    </ValueExpression>
    <Operator>Less</Operator>
    <ValueExpression>
    <Value Type="Duration">-PT1S</Value>
    </ValueExpression>
    </SimpleExpression>
    </Expression>
    </ConditionDetection>

    9 votes
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  3. Alert "Severity" and "Priority" does not show the exact value in Email notifications in SCOM 2016 & 2019

    When an Email Alert is generated from SCOM, The Alert subject line & Email body display the Alert "Severity" and "Priority" in the form of numbers. I.e # Severity 0,1,2 instead of mentioning the actual severity

    Severity : Critical , Warning or Information

    Priority : High, Medium or Low

    It is a bit difficult for end user to remember which number represents what. It would great to see a fix for this on a future UR.

    4 votes
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  4. Ability to turn off alerts not able to be closed in SCOM 2019

    We need to be able to disable the feature preventing alerts from being closed if the monitor is in an unhealthy state.

    As it currently stands integration with a Service desk such as Netcool is problematic as if the alert is closed in the service desk when the writeback happens to SCOM the chain breaks as the alert cannot always be closed in SCOM.

    Feature below:

    If you close an alert generated by a monitor (from the Operations Console “Active alerts” view) which is in a unhealthy state then the following message will be displayed and the alert will not…

    299 votes
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  5. A Maintenance schedules schedule created by an operator should adhere to scoping rules

    When an operator creates a maintenance schedules schedule this is only visible to that person. As a result this can also only be changed by that person.
    Only when an administrator creates a schedule this is visible to other administrators.

    It would be good that when an operator creates a schedule this is visible by members of his user role or even better it adheres the scoping structure. This would allow colleagues of the same team to modify schedules.

    26 votes
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  6. Make company knowledge in SCOM editable without Office

    A small but important issue have haunted SCOM since its very beginning: You cannot edit Company knowledge without installing Office on the machine you are using to connect to the managementserver, which for larger companies most likely is a TerminalServer.

    I have used SCOM for a decade now and it puzzles me that Microsoft still does not manage to either incorporate a rich text editor or at least let us edit the textfield directly without formatting in the operations console.

    As a result, we sadly are not using this feature.

    14 votes
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  7. IDENTITY Arithmetic overflow in ManagedEntityTypeImageRebuild

    After running SCOM environment for a long time I got this error in Event Log:

    Exception 'SqlException': Sql execution failed. Error 8115, Level 16, State 1, Procedure ManagedEntityTypeImageRebuild, Line 56, Message: Arithmetic overflow error converting IDENTITY to data type int.

    Problem lies in the SP where a DELETE statement is executed instead of a TRUNCATE TABLE statement.

    6 votes
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  9. When an SCOM Agent's Operations System undergoes In-place upgrade, Post upgrade duplicate objects are seen in SCOM related to the Agent

    When an SCOM Agent's Operations System undergoes In-place upgrade, Post upgrade duplicate objects are seen in SCOM related to the Agent

    In this example Duplicate Disks, Network adapters can been seen. Kevin Holman has blogged about this topic as well - https://kevinholman.com/2019/07/01/do-you-have-duplicate-logical-disks-in-scom/#:~:text=It%20isn't%20terribly%20harmful,in%20SCOM%20as%20a%20whole.

    It would be great to have a design change to handle this internally within SCOM rather than Administrators deleting and re-approving the same in the SCOM console.

    Lot of manual validation needs to be done as follows:


    1. Once the Agent is deleted, We have to wait to a day for the Agent to be groomed automatically to…

    3 votes
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  10. "Web Console"

    The HTML Web Console should have the same display features as the full client, for all monitoring views:
    -The views should display all the columns that are defined
    -All columns should be sortable
    -The views should allow for personalization
    -The user should be able to resize the columns

    3 votes
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  11. Hi , pls enable option to customize webconsole. Now is impossible publish dashboard ,alerts to managers. i cannot hide nav panel etc.

    Hi , pls enable option to customize webconsole. Now is impossible publish dashboard ,alerts to managers. i cannot hide nav panel etc.

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  12. catalog

    Someone needs to properly start managing the SCOM catalog behind 'import management packs'.
    Currently it's quite a mess/chaos:
    - It contains MPs for obsolete products,
    - The descriptions of many management packs make not completely clear which MP you should actually choose, sometimes there are several versions, etc
    - Many Microsoft products are missing
    - Some management packs are available on the internet but not in via the catalog
    - There are sample entries in the catalog (in a production catalog environment?!)
    - Some server roles seem to have multiple management packs or legacy dependencies because MPs are stacked and…

    5 votes
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  13. New MP for PKI CErts

    Please introduce an MP for PKI Certificates by Microsoft. What we have is a third party MP.

    2 votes
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  14. Possibility to resize "TILES" on dashboards in the SCOM 2019 webconsole

    Possibility to resize "TILES" on dashboards in the SCOM 2019 webconsole. You can almost on any other object change size, but not for tiles...

    5 votes
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  15. Prevent objects already in manual maintenance mode, entering automatic maintenance mode

    If you, for instance, put several Windows Computers in maintenance via the scheduler and one of them was already put in maintenance manually, that one will get out of maintenance when the scheduler ends.
    Same deal for hosted objects that were put in maintenance manually.

    Also check here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/e2af78b9-70b2-4282-b647-71f41dc0b476/scom-20162019-maintenance-schedules-stop-manually-configured-maintenance?forum=operationsmanagergeneral

    9 votes
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    started  ·  Neha Garg responded

    This feature is planned for 2019 UR2. The furthest end time on the object will be honored with 2019 UR2.

  16. Fix memory leaks in monitoringhost.exe

    Shortly after a reboot, I noticed that one of the 8 instances of monitoringhost.exe running on my SCOM server is taking up 3.8GB of RAM (and counting).

    a) That's crazy
    b) 4 more instances are using 116, 199, 321 and 482 MB respectively.
    c) See (a).

    This is a tiny lab environment monitoring 15 Windows VMs, and 26 Linux VMs (and most of the Linux ones aren't even running).

    By the time I've finished typing in the above, the process that was taking up 3.8GB is now at 4.4.

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  17. Redevelop the web console.

    The Web console of Scom should be redeveloped.
    There are to manny bugs and "features"
    A list of them (not complete)
    You can not create a scope with filtered dashboards (unfiltered dashboards need to be available)
    Collumns in views are garbled up when using search function
    Lot of blank windows spaces you can not avoid
    Sub windows are not resizable
    Some text in sub windows can not be desplayed
    You can not set different settings for web en full console
    Documentation of the Html5 dashboards is incomplete
    ...

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  18. Web console customization

    It would be great to customize the console like "personalize view" in the "fat" client.
    And it would be good if columns would not auto-size - or at least just optional.

    Thank you,
    Patrick

    3 votes
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  19. allow heartbeat monitor's heartbeat intervals and # of missed heartbeat to be overrideable parameters on the monitor.

    Heartbeat frequency and number of allowed missed heartbeats should be overridable parameters on the monitor so they can be managed using the override screen as well. This adds the benefit of knowing when they have been changed. Currently only the frequency can be changed, and that is per agent or by bulk via powershell and even that is not done through a normal override as other SCOM monitors. Number of allowed missed heartbeats is only a global change at the moment so you cannot change it at all. I would like the ability to do both.

    5 votes
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  20. 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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