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  1. Start-SCOMAgentMaintenanceMode should have -Force parameter

    Agent -initiated maintenance mode https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/manage-maintenance-mode-overview?view=sc-om-2019#enable-from-target-system-1 is great, however as of now it still forces an answer in the console prompt - preventing the use from automated scripts that run on target systems. Adding a -Force parameter that skips the "are you sure?" check would be very welcome and trivial to implement, without us having to reverse and simulate the behaviour to reach the same effect.

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  2. Design Scom to support Kusto language instead of SQL Query

    Currently we are able to collect monitoring data, Audit through ACS or dashboard deployment, either by Scom Console or VSAE or other partner tools. Depending on the dashboard and customer skill, it's a struggle to create these tasks and many give up and move for a easier competitor monitoring tool.
    With Kusto Language used by Azure Monitor, many customers had a good feedback because it's easier to create dasboards and query data. However some ones are restrict to use Cloud Solution due to company policy and prefer using on-premises solutions.
    Another barrier for using SQL query is a dependence from…

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  3. UPN support in Webconsole

    Just installed an SCOM2019 environment. UPNs still do not work in the web console login ...

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  4. Enable delivery address field for commands

    Enable delivery address field for commands, so it will be possible to send alerts to subscribers through Powershell scripts

    command : "myScript.ps1" '$Data/Recipients/To/Address/Address$' ...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. HTML administration portal in Web Console

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

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  9. Create new channel for subscriptions - REST API

    When creating a new subscription, it would be nice not to rely on custom scripts but have custom HTTP API webhook to send the alert to. Webhooks seem to be a standard way in 2019, and would give a nice refreshment to next iteration of SCOM.

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  10. The autoSignOutInterval issue in the web console

    Please add this paramater for autoSignOutInterval to new SCOM Web console so session time-out can be customized properly.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Improve User Role (Dashboards and Views) save performance

    Change permissions on Dashboards and Views takes forever to save, currently +/- 40 min. This seems to be related to the number of classes, relations and views in the database.

    This must be changed. It's not a workable situation that it would take 40 minutes to change just 1 view permission in 1 role.

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  14. 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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  15. better query builder

    I wish there was more of a user friendly way of creating queries for SCOM group, I been working on a group of non prod SQL server DB engine from 2005 -02017. using regular expression it is so messy. wish there was a better way to build the query.

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  16. Multi-homed Gateways

    Multi-homed Gateways would allow to...
    a) reduce the number of servers if you have a small number of agents within the same DMZ reporting to 2 separate Management Groups.
    b) allow failover of agents from a production to a DR management group.
    c) accommodate agent failover for Red Forest security scenarios.

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  17. AD Integration from Gateways

    Prior to SCOM 2012, AD Integration workflows could be run on a Management Server or on gateway in a remote domain. Beginning in 2012, the AD Publishing Pool owner performed any publishing, which removed the ability to publish SCOM containers in non trusted domains.

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  18. Path, MP, Class, GUIDs, etc. Columns Needed in Numerous Screens

    - Groups: Add column for MP (where group is defined/stored)
    - Groups: add column to view "total members"
    - Group Explicit Members: Only the DisplayName of classes appear. There are many, many duplicate class names and it's nearly impossible to select the correct one. Add columns for MP and class Name.
    - Subscriptions: add column to view "subscription giud"
    - Performance View: when adding specific rules to a perf view only the DisplayName of the rules appear. Add columns for Name and MP.
    - Management Pack/Alert Tuning: Add path information
    - State Views: Add column for class Name and Monitoring…

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  19. Prevent running MaintenanceMode from being overwritten

    Using the Maintenance Mode Scheduler that came with SCOM 2016 is pretty cool but there is no mechanism to detect if a server is already in MM. If we put a server in maintenance mode e. g. for 48 hours and someone else doesn't know this and schedules another MM let's say for 2 hours then the ealier scheduled MM of 48 hours will be overwritten and the MM ends after the 2 hours. So there should be a logic which checks if a MM is already set and how long. If the newly scheduled time period is shorter than…

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  20. SCOM 2016 should have maintenance to clear out unused space with SQL 2016

    SCOM 2016 has a issue that becomes evident over enough time where unused space on Performance and Event Tables grows and eats up the space in the SCOM SQL Database to the point that SCOM can not perform its nightly maintenance and then a Group job across the 62 partitions needs ran to clear out this unused space. The maintenance to clear out this space should already be included to accommodate the issue where SQL 2016 changed its bulk insert.

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