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  1. Expand MySQL Management Pack

    Expand MySQL Management Pack to include features like monitoring individual databases and replication status. The current offering, while a good start, is lacking many needed features.

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  2. 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…

    102 votes
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  3. Include performance data for Azure Stack PAAS Capacities (MSSQL, MYSQL, etc)

    I am able to gather performance data that includes the total storage, memory, and public IPs available for an Azure Stack region but i cannot get data for the PAAS storage capacities. This is viewable within the SQL adapter section of the admin portal dashboard of Azure Stack, but i would like to add it to the SCOM dashboard as a performance widget to give a holistic overview of the whole region.

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  4. Support for Windows Server 2019 agents on SCOM 1807

    Please, provide support for Windows Server 2019 agents on SCOM 1807. I could bet it works fine, but haven't tested yet
    I can't migrate to SCOM 2019, as I still have to monitor some 2008 agents (that will still take some time to migrate)

    3 votes
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  5. 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

    25 votes
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  6. SCOM SDK does not use encryption when it establishes connections to the Operationsmanager & OperationsmanagerDW DB's as how SCVMM does.

    We have SCOM & SCVMM databases hosted in the same SQL server and noticed that SCOM SDK does not use encryption when it establishes connections to the Operationsmanager & OperationsmanagerDW DB's as how SCVMM does.

    We use the below SQL query to validate the same:

    Select distinct se.sessionid, dbname= case when dbid = 0 then null when dbid <> 0 then dbname(dbid) end,

       se.login_time,host_name, se.program_name,login_name, con.encrypt_option, getdate() as &#39;logdate&#39;
    

    from sys.dmexecsessions se
    LEFT JOIN sys.sysprocesses sp on se.sessionid = sp.spid
    LEFT JOIN sys.dm
    exec_connections con

       ON con.session_id = se.session_id
    

    WHERE NOT encryptoption IS NULL

    3 votes
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  7. Allow pasting a list of servers when creating a Maintenance Mode schedule

    We have thousands of servers we monitor and each week a subset (hundreds of them) are worked on during the maintenance window. It's very time consuming to manually find a couple hundred servers in a list of several thousand. Since we have a list of all the affected servers from our change control system, It would be great if we could just paste the server list into the Maintenance Mode Scheduler to create a one time schedule.

    3 votes
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  8. IM alerting to Microsoft Teams

    Dear developers,
    it would be great to see IM SCOM integration with Microsoft Teams, so IM alerting can be done for those who have migrated from SfB to Teams.

    At the moment the only option is to either have SFB server onpremise and send IM notifcations to Teams/SFB Online or to use Hooks in Teams which isn't perfect because it actually sends posts on Teams Channel rather than sending IMs to people on Teams.

    Hopefully IM notifications support for Teams will come one day.

    9 votes
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  9. Microsoft Teams monitoring

    Dear developers,

    would love to see you making adjustments to O365 management pack with the ability to monitor the status of Microsoft Teams. Currently o365 management pack is really not transparent and its based on ticket system. It would be great to have something like it is for SfB on premise where you can use synthetic transactions. I would love to see synthetic tests checking if PSTN and Peer-to-Peer calls are working from/to Teams.

    7 votes
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  10. The Alert Description of a Message Center event should contain the Alert Context Details instead of the Incident ID

    The Alert Description of a Message Center event Alert should contain the Alert Context Details instead of the Incident ID only.

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  11. 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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  12. Linux Read Only Monitoring

    The ability for SCOM Operations Manager to monitor when a Linux file system goes into read only mode

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  13. 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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  14. Azure VMs' OS monitored by Azure (not Windows Server MP) but other discoveries work

    When I bring Azure VMs into SCOM monitoring I can create alerts from perf monitoring occurring in Azure. Azure VMs are already monitored by Azure by default. SCOM OS monitors duplicate these such as CPU, memory, etc. Would be good idea to reduce duplicate monitoring to leverage Azure for OS monitors but sill allow SCOM MPs dependent on OS (such as IIS) to work. In other words, disable monitoring from the Windows Server MP but not Windows Server discovery.

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  15. SCOM 1807 ability to monitor Service Manager 2019

    We are unable to migrate to SCOM 2019, but had already migrated Service Manager and Orchestrator to 2019. Service Manager servers report OS health without issues; however, anything related to the Service Manager environment just shows as "Unknown" - since SCOM doesn't have the ability to monitor 2008 R2 servers, upgrade SCOM isn't necessarily an option for everyone.

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  16. help documents for unix/linux management packs are not updated. in this way we never come to know what is newly introduced or fixed wit

    need to update help documents for new version of unix/linux management packs. we never come to know what are fixes released or newly introduced with latest version of MP's

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  17. multiple schedules on maintenance schedules or a copy function

    Currently you can only set 1 schedule for a maintenance schedules... it'll be good to have multiple like sql jobs, or ability to copy the same schedules and paste.

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  18. Service Level Tracking - Add 'Business Hours'

    Please add the ability to define 'business hours' or schedules when authoring SLO objects. This would allow SLO tracking of objects only at given times or schedules to match business needs.

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  19. HTML authoring portal in Web Console

    Provide Operations Console authoring functionality as a HTML portal in Web Console.

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  20. Client for BE "Big Endian" Red Hat.

    Client for BE "Big Endian" Red Hat.

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