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  1. Change Proxy Agent Search Windows

    When Changing Proxy agent, can you please add Search feature to the window, make the life a lot easier.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • better query builder

      I wish there was more of a user friendly way of creating queries for SCOM group, I been working on a group of non prod SQL server DB engine from 2005 -02017. using regular expression it is so messy. wish there was a better way to build the query.

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        1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Delay config updates on Agents (management pack changes)

        Please find a way yo delay config updates on the agents so not every agent gets the update at the same time. Spread the updates over a period of time or random intervals within a time period.

        example:all agents gets the update within a period of 15 minutes and not all agents at the same time as it is today. This would be a nice feature to have.

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          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Correct the fact that all UNIX/Linux-based monitor health states are reset when a Management Server (or Gateway) is rebooted.

          When a Management Server (or Gateway) is rebooted, all UNIX/Linux-based monitor health states are reset, resulting in the subsequent re-generation of a slew of alerts for all related x-plat agents

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            15 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ability to test a channel and subscription

            Add the ability to send test messages through the channel and subscribers pages, rather than having to setup a test notification and subscription.

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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 1 vote
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                0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Multi-homed Gateways

                Multi-homed Gateways would allow to...
                a) reduce the number of servers if you have a small number of agents within the same DMZ reporting to 2 separate Management Groups.
                b) allow failover of agents from a production to a DR management group.
                c) accommodate agent failover for Red Forest security scenarios.

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                  0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • SCOM 2012 R2 Management Pack for MSMQ on Server 2016

                  There is no management pack to monitor message queue running on server 2016

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                    2 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bug in SCOM 1801 webconsole view (with workaround)

                    Hi,

                    After upgrading SCOM to 1801 you'll get a blank page when trying to access the webconsole with URL "...../operationsmanager".
                    This bug only appears in IE11 - other browsers (chrome/FF/Edge) represent the webconsole without problems.

                    It seems to be a problem with the document mode (the correct document mode should be "Edge" but "IE=7" is used by default. So IE11 is not able to show the webconsole correctly. To resolve this issue you have to add the following HTTP Response Header in IIS of the websites OperationsManager and MonitoringView:
                    Name: X-UA-Compatible
                    Value: IE=edge

                    After that the webconsole will work correctly.

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                      2 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Linux Agent 1.6.3 (SCOM 1801) should not update sudoers and create users

                      If you deploy the Linux omsagent using the "Discovery Wizard", the following modification on the system are done:
                      - three (!) users are added (omi, nxautomation and omsagent)
                      - some extensive sudoers permissions are given to them via /etc/sudoers.d/omsagent

                      Many of our clients do not allow scripts to be run as root, where the executed has write permissions on the script. Exactly this is the case for most of the scripts.

                      REQUESTS:
                      1. More documentation why these modifications are required
                      2. Can the fluenD, omsagent work without them
                      3. creating users must be optional. Many centrally maintain users and sudoers…

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                        1 comment  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • DHCP Management Pack best practice settings published.

                        DHCP management needs to change since it collects a large amount of data per scope. It generates Event ID 623 in the OPs manager log about the Health Service store has reached it maximum size. The agent is constantly doing a state change from healthy to unhealthy. If there was a config document on what to turn off in the MP would be helpful.

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Error in Powershell code in Microsoft.Windows.DNSServer.2016.DNSServerZoneQueryStatistics.DS

                          There is an error in the zonestatistics powerhell script. Somehow there is a > instead of -gt

                          Code reference:
                          $zoneQueryStatistics += $allStatistics.ZoneQueryStatistics
                          if ($zoneQueryStatistics -ne $null -and $zoneQueryStatistics.Count > 0)
                          {

                          Forum post: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/0d3c9501-61be-4421-befb-6c0fae3bcf57/possible-bug-in-dns-2016-mp-1064?forum=operationsmanagermgmtpacks

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                            1 comment  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • SQL MP wrongly specifies Service Pack Level

                            SQL MP wrongly discovers Service Pack Level attribute which shows 0 but the SQL 2016 is already installed as 13.1 which is SP1 version. Please correct.

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                              4 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • SSMS != SQL Server

                              SCOM is apparently assuming that a machine with SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) installed must also have SQL Server installed and is alerting with "MSSQL 2014: Monitoring warning" or "MSSQL 2016: Monitoring warning" for all of our RDS VMs used by our IT group. SSMS has been a separate install for quite some time now and the SQL Management Pack needs to be updated to handle that properly.

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                                0 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow wildcards to exclude some Databases/instance and not all

                                To exclude an instance or database from discovery, you have to either specify the full name or use * to exclude everything. It would be much more use to be able to exclude '*_clone' or '*test*'.

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                                  under review  ·  3 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show more than "New" alerts in the "Alert View" when pivoting from State/Diagram views

                                  When you pivot from a state or diagram view to the alert view, only alerts in a "New" state are displayed. Ideally it should show all alerts that are not in a "Closed" state. The web console already works this way, but the fat client does not.

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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • AD Integration from Gateways

                                    Prior to SCOM 2012, AD Integration workflows could be run on a Management Server or on gateway in a remote domain. Beginning in 2012, the AD Publishing Pool owner performed any publishing, which removed the ability to publish SCOM containers in non trusted domains.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Prevent running MaintenanceMode from being overwritten

                                      Using the Maintenance Mode Scheduler that came with SCOM 2016 is pretty cool but there is no mechanism to detect if a server is already in MM. If we put a server in maintenance mode e. g. for 48 hours and someone else doesn't know this and schedules another MM let's say for 2 hours then the ealier scheduled MM of 48 hours will be overwritten and the MM ends after the 2 hours. So there should be a logic which checks if a MM is already set and how long. If the newly scheduled time period is shorter than…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Controlled agent rollout

                                        When updates are applied to SCOM there is usually an update to the SCOM client agent also. Unfortunately there is no way from the SCOM console to roll the agent update out in a controlled manner. While in SCCM there is the ability to send the updated client to different deployment rings. This sort of functionality would be ideal in SCOM.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Update the Service Bus and Workflow Manager Management Packs

                                          The Service Bus and Workflow Manager Management Packs are not updated since March 2015: is there any plan for updates?
                                          We're facing an issue in monitoring the databases used by the Service Bus and the Workflow Manager that are hosted in a SQL Server 2014 machine, but SCOM always report them in critical state and the error message states there is no Monitoring Pack for SQL Server installed.

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