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  1. Enable Edge for Web Availability and Transaction tests monitor

    Many new web sites now are blocking IE to accept only Edge. So Web transaction recorder is not working. Even a simple GET test is not working. Is there plan to enable Edge as a working browser for SCOM 2019 Web Application Monitoring templates ?

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  2. Integration with Meraki Network Devices

    Currently, only devices supporting all of the properties in the system MIB-II are able to be discovered in SCOM using SNMP (as far as I understand).

    Cisco/Meraki do not support some of these properties which results in a failure to discover the device with SNMP.

    Whilst this is a lack of support from Meraki, I assume to persuade customers to use their Meraki dashboard, this IS possible to add such devices in SolarWinds, even though information is restricted. It still allows the device to be discovered.

    Meraki devices can be managed and monitored via API, therefore SCOM needs to be…

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  3. OpenSource Management Packs

    Hi!
    Make please centralized repository for your (and community) management packs. Community can help you to improve and fix management packs faster.

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  4. maintenance technician

    Freelance maintenance technicians also benefit from establishing relationships with multiple clients. Working as a freelancer, you’ll gain employment experience with a variety of businesses, boosting your overall skill set and providing you with more work opportunities in the future.

    https://www.fieldengineer.com/skills/maintenance-technician-ericsson

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  5. Need a method for perpetual maintenance mode in SCOM 2016

    I want to apply a maintenance mode schedule that will keep a group of servers in mmode 'permanently'. I've tried this with a daily schedule for a duration of 1445 minutes so there's over lap when the next run happens, but it will stop running after a couple days.

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  6. Monitoring Windows IoT servers through SCOM

    We need option to install and monitor Windows IoT servers through SCOM. This requires that the agent supports installation on Windows IoT Servers and also Managements Packs for monitoring Windows IoT Servers

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  7. SCOM 2019 Web console: Maintenance Schedule/User Roles enables Active Alerts dasboards

    My need is enable only Maintenance Schedules view for users/groups and use self made Alert views in Web Console, but every time enabling Maintenance Schedule @ User Role Properties in Dashboard and Views enables Active Alerts Dashboard and Alert Closure Failure views. Could this be fixed so that only Maintenance Schedule view is possible?

    I would like also that at in Maintenance Schedule / Create I could disable Available Objects viewing automatically available servers/objects (meaning that user must know object / server name and type it to available objects field to get it for view)

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  8. Option to repeat email notifications until resolved

    Option to resend notifications on a schedule. For example, send the notification once every three hours until the alert is closed.

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  9. Microsoft Learn - Learning Paths / Modules for SCOM

    SCOM as a product can be somewhat difficult to learn, mostly because of insufficient learning material or courses for existing/new users/customers. I have personally received many comments and questions about SCOM being a difficult and complex product.

    Although there are a lot of great community blogs and materials out there, it may still be spread out abit everywhere and difficult to come by.
    So I thought of a Microsoft Learn, which is a free, interactive, hands-on training platform that helps people develop in-demand technical skills related to widely used Microsoft products.

    I think Microsoft Learn modules for SCOM could be…

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  10. Install-SCOMAgent cmdlet with -noAPM parameter SCOM 2019

    We want to automate the installation of the SCOM agent using PowerShell for our SCOM 2019 environment. The documentation for the Install-SCOMAgent cmdlet has an optional parameter -NoAPM to prevent installing the APM component on every agent. According to the docs this optional parameter is no longer valid with SCOM 2019. Is there another way to skip the installation of the APM component using PowerShell for SCOM 2019?

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  11. Web Application (URL) Monitoring also need Resource Pool Concept to ensure 100% availability of monitoring during disaster

    It’s obvious that alerts generated for all monitored URLs when assigned watcher nodes (SCOM servers in most cases) unavailable for quite sometime during reboot (as part of patching) or disaster recovery. It really causes confusions to customers when their application or URL is available. I feel having resource pool concept will really help to improve these situations.

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  12. dhcp failover relationship errors for mulitple domains.

    I'm getting a similar issue with this link below.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/5ac86044-3aae-49a0-a15f-d20a8a53377a/scom-2012-r2-ems-event-26004-unable-to-open-the-dhcpadminevents-event-log-on-computer-in-other?forum=operationsmanagergeneral

    It looks like Microsoft never looked into or have a way to work around DHCP servers outside of the domain that SCOM is in.
    There are various reasons why SCOM is unable to access a dhcp servers, firewall (because of security design), or different domains ( because of various requirements).

    We should be able to move this monitor for the Windows Server 2016 DHCP Failover Relationships off of the main management servers (rms emulators) and onto another server like the gateway servers.

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  13. Allow the use of diacritic characters in property values of instances

    Portuguese makes use of five diacritics: the cedilla (ç), acute accent (á, é, í, ó, ú), circumflex accent (â, ê, ô), tilde (ã, õ), and grave accent (à, and rarely è, ì, ò, and ù). The cedilla indicates that ç is pronounced /s/ (from a historic palatalization).

    When instances that are discovered that contain these characters they are displayed as a black diamond with a question mark.

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  14. SQL Version Agnostic MP Remove overrides stored in "Microsoft SQL Server on Windows (Monitoring)"

    storing overrides in a sealed MP limit the possibilities to tune management packs

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  15. Linux SCOM agent core files fill up space on RHEL 7

    Linux server version is RHEL 7 and I have upgraded scom agent to 1.6.4-7 .
    Space is getting filled up by Core.* files in /var/opt/omi/run path . I tried to re-install agent and reboot the machine.Still no luck.

    SCOM version 2019 UR1

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  16. Monitor Memory Usage in MB or GB

    Currently SCOM can monitor "Available Memory in MB". But it does not have any monitor for monitoring Memory being used either in MB or GB. All monitoring tools have this basic functionality sadly SCOM is missing such a simple monitor.
    Please add "Used Memory in MB/GB" monitor in SCOM.

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  17. The possibility to start a maintenance mode schedule manually

    Today when you press stop on a MM schedule, the objects in the schedule leaves MM.
    It would be nice it there were a 'run now' button. Just like in the Windows Task scheduler.

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  18. Agent authentication using key

    The agent supports connecting to Log Analytics with a workspace ID and Key. Allowing agents from any cloud and domain to connect. I recommend adding a similar agent verification mentor to SCOM. This would improve the ability to manage agents in untrusted domains and external clouds.

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  19. SCOM 2019 UR1: AppAdvisor and AppDiagnostics with Edge

    AppAdvisor and AppDiagnostics fail to load with Edge as the browser.

    It fails with the following errors:

    Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.0 or higher is required for Application Advisor.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.0 or higher is required for Application Diagnostics.

    This functionality should be fully supported in Chromium-based browsers. With Internet Explorer being phased out, I'm a little surprised to see this.

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  20. [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…
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