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  1. Fix "Management Pack Recommendations" MP 7.3.13165.0

    I have just updated to this latest version of the 'Management Pack Recommendations MP' via the Updates and Recommendations feature in SCOM2016. I now have a couple of hundred powershell failed to run warnings from a large number of servers for 'Lightweight non server roles discovery' filling my alerts pane. Previously zero script errors.

    So far been unsuccessful in resolving this issue.

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      0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Install-SCOMAgent cmdlet doesn't configure failover Management Server(s)

      Hi,

      Deploying agents using the Install-SCOMAgent cmdlets seems to do the exact same process as pushing agents from the console as when you run the cmdlet you can see that the installation is in progress by looking in Pending Actions in the console.

      However it seems not to be exactly the same process as Agents deployed using the cmdlet don't seem to be aware of failover Management Servers and doing Get-SCOMAgent then looking at .GetFailoverManagementServers() confirms that as it returns nothing.

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      • Bug: Deploying Agents in 1801 there is no "OK" Button

        When upgrading agents in 1801 form the console, in the administration pane, after selecting agents there is no OK button to deploy the upgrade to selected agents. Pressing enter works and the upgrade process begins.

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        • Bug: Upgrading Reporting Services from 2016 to 1801 Fails to detect upgrade

          When upgrading Reporting Service on SSRS server that is not a management server from SCOM 2016 to SCOM 1801 the installation media does not detect that the management server has been upgraded. Therefore you cannot upgrade the Reporting Services
          All servers Windows 2016
          SQL 2014 Standard instance

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            1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • SCOM 1801 supports Language compatibilty in operations Manager Console

            Whether SCOM 1801 supports Language compatibilty of changing operations Manager Console in GUI as we have it in SCSM console

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            • make this release available on MSDN platforms

              MS should make these releases available on MSDN platforms for their many freelancers out there supporting system center in Microsofts interest

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Network Monitoring Cisco switch WS-C2960-24PC-L (approved) is being discoverd as network adapter (Common)

                Network Monitoring Cisco switch WS-C2960-24PC-L (approved) is being discovered as network adapter (Common) This does not offer needed performance metrics. It should be discovered as network Adapter (netcor base)

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                  0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Change Exchange 2013/16 MP PowerShell Discovery Rule

                  Just Change it do be done by anything else,
                  Rather then using a Powershell script that run every 4 Hours on every Server in the Organization

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                  • By default only most important rules & monitors activated

                    Instead of leaving the initial tuning to the administrators do it right away.

                    Administrators can then enable rules and monitors that are not essential.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ManagementServerInitiatesConnection fixin SCOM 2012 ?

                      This issue has been corrected in SCOM 2016 UR4 :

                      After a network outage, the management server doesn't reconnect to the gateway server if the gateway server was installed with the /ManagementServerInitiatesConnection=True option.

                      The issue still exists in SCOM 2012 R2, Is it coming in Update Rollup 15 ? Thanks

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Invoke-SCXDiscovery cmdlet need to support referencing SCOM RunAs accounts

                        Currently there is no way to leverage a built in RunAs account that is pre-configured in SCOM to use Invoke-SCXDiscovery cmdlet, while it is possible to reference that when pushing an agent via the console. Inability to rely on SCOM RunAs accounts requires keeping another copy of the credentials together with the script, which in turn adds some overhead with regards to keeping those creds secure and in consistence with the SCOM store.

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                          0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide capability to apply update rollups from console

                          Would like to have the ability to apply a rollup to the environment without visiting each server and without creating custom scripts. Simply pull down the rollup and apply to selected servers from the console.

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                            0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  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…

                            15 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change the default value of an alias in VSAE

                              It would be great to be able to configure the default value of a reference Alias in VSAE. The function within the Authoring Extensions always chooses the first letter of each node in the XML Name.I'd like to change it to use my default..
                              For example, If I add Unix.Authoring.Library, the default value of the alias will be UAL, in each new project....

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                              • 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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                                  1 comment  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Easily connect to Git or other Version Control

                                  It would be great if we could directly record all changes to SCOM (including the management packs) to a version control system, like Git

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                                  • 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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                                      3 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Linux Agent initiated Maintenance Mode feature

                                      This feature is intended for triggering maintenanace mode from Linux agent system with superuser previliges.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Opposite state override

                                        Any state type rule or monitor should have an opposite override parameter. The two best examples are service and web site/app pools state. By default, alerts are created for those based on their state being down/disabled but you should be able to reverse that logic with a simple override (as in you want an alert if the state is up/enabled). So the override parameter could be a simple down/disabled by default but with a up/enabled option for services or web site/app pools that you want to alert on if they ever are up/enabled.

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                                        • Remove the ability for Operators to use Maintenance Mode

                                          Certain customers have a global command center that acts on alerts and health states changes. As such we would like to have a more granularity level in User Role permissions. It would be nice to restrict access to maintenance mode from operators.

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