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  1. Make Alert Windows Resizable

    Would like it so the Alert window is resizable as when I use Edge or Chrome I can't resize the alert window.

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      0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Incorporate Alert Correlation tehniques into SCOM

      We have multiple SCOM servers and management group and our service desk constantly ask why when there is a problem with a server or service do we get so any alerts. Can we only display a root cause or an aggregated alert with the subsequent alerts attached. E.g. A high level alert with all other alerts display underneath this generic alert?

      21 votes
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        2 comments  ·  General  ·  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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          2 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  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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            1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  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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                4 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow dynamic grouping of all objects that are associated with a given criteria

                For better alert Distribution it would be great to be able to create dynamic Groups that contain all objects based on a given criteria. I create a Group, provide a servername as criteria for example and all objects that have a relation to the Server become members of the Group (SQL DBs, IIS Websites, Hyper-V Host, HDDs, etc.). Right now it his very hard to accomplish this task. This feature would be awesome.

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                  0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • allow for exporting of subscription criteria detail

                  would like a powershell script to export all the detail of a subscriptions monitoring criteria which includes all the names and descriptions; not just a GUID.

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                    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • allow for logging of channel command activity

                    when we setup a channel we don't have the ability to log its output for troubleshooting

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                      0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Azure MP and Log Analytics MP

                      These two management packs break each other when deployed together. BOTH management packs require workarounds to fix an issue with Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory, and they are each dependent upon 2 different versions of that assembly, so it is impossible to configure both at the same time without continuously swapping out these .dlls. Additionally, both management packs come up with many missing assemblies, which have to be copied from other locations to get them to work at all. Where is the quality control?

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                        0 comments  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • BUG in Microsoft SCOM 2016 Web Console: "500 - Internal Server Error" !!!! SOLVED !!!!

                        Dear Microsoft IIS/SCOM Developer Team,

                        we have a absolutely new SCOM 2016 infrastructure and had had until today issue with the SCOM 2016 Web Console.

                        I created related to "500 - Internal server error" some forum questions. Also I read the similar 500 error on other discusiions in Technet forums.

                        Finally I found the BUG in SCOM 2016 Web Console!

                        I will list the bug in IIS/SCOM and my solution, and also want that MICROSOFT should make a statement to this issue!

                        ISSUE:

                        If any user try to access to SCOM 2016 Web Console, "500 - Internal server error" will…

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                          under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • De-Activate and Activate a Management Pack

                          It would be handy to De-Activate a MP instead of deleting it. Or set a MP in maintenance.

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                            0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Azure Management Pack

                            The Azure Management Pack needs serious performance improvements. We should not have to dedicate a management server to run a single management pack.
                            Trying to run the Azure MP on a shared management server can cause SCOM to grind to a halt.

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                              0 comments  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  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.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Management Pack for Exchange 2016

                                Create an updated version of the MP for Exchange 2016 and do the same for 2019. Let's not be lazy. Even if the monitoring did not change much, a new MP is required so that we have proper views, groups, descriptions in alerts, etc.

                                This isn't the way things should be done: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2016/06/13/monitoring-exchange-server-2016-with-system-center-operations-manager/

                                Especially for a mission critical application like Exchange.

                                11 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Exchange Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • BUG in the installation process of SCOM 1801 Web Console (WORKAROUND)

                                  Hi together,
                                  again there is a bug in the Web Console, this time in SCOM 1801.

                                  I installed SCOM 1801 Web Console using "Enable SSL" option. But if I browse on Internet Explorer, or Firefox, etc. https://<WEB CONSOLE>/OperationsManager gives the following error:
                                  "The remote server returned an error: (404) Not found".

                                  I could broswe the following pages without any problem:
                                  https://<WEB CONSOLE>/Dashboard
                                  https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppAdvisor
                                  https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppDiagnostics

                                  I figured out the issue
                                  --------------------------
                                  If I install SCOM Web Console without "Enable SSL", then the access to Web Console works.

                                  SCOM Web COnsole installation process with "Enable SSL"…

                                  8 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Web Console SCOM 1801 needs the possibility to add columns in the alert view

                                    Web Console 1801:
                                    Add the possibility to add columns in the alert view in order to view custom fields or other available fields from an alert.

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                                      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow SCOM Unix Agent to Run as a non-root account with elevated privileges

                                      At current time, the Unix agent for SCOM 2012 R2, 2016 and 1801 requires that the agent software run with root user credentials. Any software that runs directly as the root user is a security risk.

                                      I'd like to see a future version of the SCOM Unix Agent that could run as a non-root user, with elevated privileges, so that the agent can properly monitor the Unix client while minimizing security risks.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Solve Maintenance mode Conflict by use the furthest end time.

                                        Best way to explain is an exemple.

                                        I put a logical drive in Maintenance Mode for 60 Min.

                                        If my collegue put the windows Computer in maintenance WITH Child Iems for 15 min during my maintenance, My logical disk will be out of maintenance a the end on the Computer Maintenance.

                                        Normaly i expect the maintenance on my Logical disk should be end at his scheduled end time MINIMUM never Before.

                                        Thanks

                                        22 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Don't abandon Web Application Transaction Monitoring

                                          We are heavily committed to Web Application Transaction Monitoring, and Web Application Monitoring. These are also known as robotic testing, or end user experience monitoring. The template allows you record typical user actions against a site, capture responses, and re-use data to simulate an actual user. It is then played back at regular intervals. It is the best first notice of something being wrong when one of our test fail.Over the years there has been little improvement to the mechanism and the web recorder has not been updated within SCOM whereas the same web recorder in visual studio is well…

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