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  1. Make Self Tuning Thresholds persistent after agent restart

    SCOM has had "Self Tuning Thresholds" since the beginning. Unfortunately, the alert thresholds that are calculated after the initial learning period are stored in memory and do not persist after a restart of the agent. This causes a gap in monitoring for several days every time the agent is restarted or the host is rebooted. The dynamic alert thresholds should be saved to the cache so that there is no monitoring gap. If the dynamic thresholds need to be reset and the learning period restarted, that should only be initiated manually from the console or via powershell, when the administrators…

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    • Fix maintenance Schedule replication on HA SQL for SCOM

      With SCOM Always On sql architecture. Whenever a maintenance schedule is created it is not replicated to secondary DB. This requires manual effort with DB permissions to replicate the SQL agent job. The schedule is not effective until its replicated which eliminates the self service feature for end users. Not every one has DB permissions.

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      • Fix the script used to monitor the cluster disks

        When monitoring the Windows 2016 Failover Cluster disks, the script (Microsoft.Windows.Server.MonitorClusterDisks.vbs) times out and also causes the clussvc.exe to use excessive amount of CPU usage (on average 25% with peaks to 100%) if the cluster has a higher amount of physical disks (100). The systems are physical servers, with Xeon CPUs (8 physical cores + HT). The script does eventually finish if ran manually, but it needs 25 minutes...

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Possibility to add custom OID fields to the displayname of Network Device discovery

          While discovering Network device items (such as custom classes) the discovery created by the Network Monitoring MP Generator does not allow to use a different property of the discovered object to use as displayname. Now it will use the Index as the name (object-1, object-2, object-3). While in SNMP we see the objects have several fields we can use, some of which have information such as location or description or otherwise included. We would like to use that in the name or description of the device-objects discovered.

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          • 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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            • Have an OM commandlet to delete a SCOM agent

              Have a OM shell commandlet that deletes a SCOM agent (like right-click Delete in Management, Agent Managed Computers), something like this: Get-SCOMAgent –DNSHostName "server01.contoso.com" | Remove-SCOMAgent

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              • Include 'Downtime Periods' into the 'Availability' Reports for Multiple Objects

                Scenario:
                A request to produce a downtime report for multiple objects (say multiple web app transaction monitoring) will only yield the overall downtime. Apparently, there is no way to include the downtime periods into the parent report as we have click on 'Downtime Periods' and that would subsequently produce a new report.

                Would be better to have one single immediate view that will show the overall downtime as well as specific downtime periods right below each object so that the whole report can be exported into one single PDF (instead of exporting multiple reports for different objects by clicking on…

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                • AD MP - Global Catalog Data Sources query any GC in the domain

                  Issue exists in the current version 10.0.2.1 of the AD MP.

                  For the DC Global Catalog performance and availability monitors, as well as the Domain Member Global Catalog performance monitor, the DNS list of IPs returned for the entire domain is used to determine which GC to query. In a large distributed environment like ours, this can mean connecting to a DC all the way across the world, which can obviously cause performance issues. These monitors should also have options to only use local GCs for these tests.

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                    0 comments  ·  AD Domain Services Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bug in AD MP - Domain Member Global Catalog Performance Data Source

                    Issue exists in current version 10.0.2.1 of the MP.

                    In the "Microsoft.Windows.AD.DomainMemberPerspective.Performance.GlobalCatalog.DataSource" datasource, there is a simple bug that is breaking both the AD Member GC Performance Monitor, as well as the Performance collection that also uses this DS. The timer in the script calculates the time in seconds:

                    iTime = DateDiff("s", dtStart, Now)

                    Unfortunately, the value is returned to the property bag only after the value is divided by 1000:

                    Call oBag.AddValue("StatusValue", "" & iTime / 1000)

                    The thresholds in the monitor are intended to be seconds, so this is an obvious mistake. You can easily validate this by…

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                      0 comments  ·  AD Domain Services Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Web Console - make Details pane resizable in Safari and Chrome on macOS

                      I'm using a Mac and open the web console of SCOM 1807 in Chrome or Safari. Clicking on a result in Results pane, I get only a couple of lines in the Details pane. Although I can drag and drop the grey line between the Results and Details pane, it constantly reverts to it's former position.

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                      • Add an alert view for Major Updates from Message Center

                        Add an alert view per O365 service with Major Updates only from Message Center

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                        • Alert properties should contain a custom field for the name of the impacted O365 service

                          The Alert properties should contain a custom field for the impacted service like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online,.... In this way, customized alert views can be created for a specific O365 service by using the custom field in the alert criteria.

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                          • 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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                              • Install prerequisites automatically if missing

                                Please just provide the option and bundle the prerequisites for IIS / Report Viewer / CLR stuff and whatnot you might require during setup. This can easily be bundled with Setup software and releases a lot of administrative overhead

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                                • 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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                                  • 1807 Web Dashboards bugfixes & improvements

                                    When building Topology widget HTML5 dashboards with 1807 I noticed :

                                    - there are 2 sizes "state icons" to choose from, but the "small" size is not selectable. => is a bug ? --- 3 sizes would be even better

                                    - these "state icons" are not consistent types, some are .png, others are .svg = work in progress ?

                                    - the 'white' marking inside the icons is not white but transparent ! placing them on a coloured background image changes the color of the white 'x' or 'v' = bug ?

                                    - any ability to manage the background images used…

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                                    • Bug in Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2016 Management Pack

                                      The ADFS 2016 MP is alerting "The AD FS configuration database that is stored in SQL Server 'false' is unavailable." Alert is false positive when using non-default sql port (servername,portnumber). Hence when trying to ping the "servername" string returns a bad syntax. A fix in the script used by the MP to delimit the "servername" and ping the name before the comma ","

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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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