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  1. UNIX/Linux Management Pack Updates via SCOM 2012 R2

    We generally check the catalog regularly for updated Management Packs in SCOM 2012 R2. The catalog is currently showing what appear to be incorrect versions of the MPs for the customers still on 2012 R2:

    It might be a good idea to correct this, since these versions will break UNIX/Linux monitoring in SCOM 2012 R2, at the very least agent deployment will be broken.

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  2. Create role for application monitoring author that doesn't require SCOM admin

    Currently it requires SCOM admin access to run Authoring console templates like Web Transaction Monitoring. In large enterprise environment, dev team should be able to create and modify web transaction monitors in the SCOM authoring space themselves without needing SCOM admin.

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  3. 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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  4. SCOM 2019: creating Web Console Widgets - I would like to specify groups of servers via a .csv text file but I cannot find an import functio

    SCOM 2019: When creating Web Console Widgets - I would like to specify a group of servers via a .csv text file but I cannot find an import function - I seem to only be able to search for 1 server at a time. It seems an enterprise product would have a text file import button. Tks

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  5. SCOM CI-connector keeps setting Logical Disks to Pending Delete

    I can only assume the SCOM team is responsible for the SCOM CI-connector as well.

    We're seeing a lot of disks being marked as "pending delete" from SCOM, and having them being set to Active again with the SCCM connector. In this case, the SCCM connector is correct. This poses problems since we use the disk size reported from SCCM to produce sizing reports and forecasts.

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  6. Invalid ‘Data Access Service SPN Not Registered’ entries in the ‘Operations Manager’ event log

    As per Kevin Holman’s article entitled ‘OpsMgr 2012: What should the SPN’s look like?’ (i.e. https://kevinholman.com/2011/08/08/opsmgr-2012-what-should-the-spns-look-like/), please correct the following erroneous event log entries that are logged when the SDK service is restarted (and configured with an AD account):

    Event Log: Operations Manager
    Event ID: 26371
    Event Source: OpsMgr SDK Service
    Event Level: Warning
    Event Description:
    The System Center Data Access service failed to register an SPN. A domain admin needs to add MSOMSdkSvc/MS1 and MSOMSdkSvc/MS1.contoso.com to the servicePrincipalName of CN=MS1,CN=Computers,DC=contoso,DC=com

    The events are still being logged, even in SCOM 2019.

    Thank you,

    42 votes
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  7. implement ssh server on scom and support python scripts

    Due to the need for hybrid environments with opensource systems and the scom's apliances to stay competitive with, market chains should enable native support for secure ssh communication but without fully depending on the requested agent, thereby opening up numerous possibilities for direct execution of Hi, I have a ssh command. I have a ssh command. I have a ssh command that interprets bash commands via ssh but it does not have native support. It is mandatory to install an ssh service on the windows server, there is also a need to run python scripts, such as zabbix and splunk…

    21 votes
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  8. 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…

    17 votes
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  9. Comparison of should and is the network discovery

    Network devices that are to be explicitly determined are sometimes discarded. They do not appear in pending management. It is also possible to double-monitor the same network device (SNMP only and ICMP only). Here would be a comparison between SOLL and IST very helpful.

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  10. False "Zone Query Overload" alerts from DNS Management Pack 10.1.0.0

    The data source that the "Windows DNS Server 2016 and 1709+ Detect Zone Query Overload" monitor and "Windows DNS Server 2016 and 1709+ Number Of Queries Performance Collection Rule" has an issue. If the server is under heavy CPU load at the time the data source runs, it fails and records a value of "0". This causes false alerts, as the "Zone Query Overload" is a "Delta" type monitor, so it sees a huge increase in queries when the next attempt succeeds.

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  11. UPN support in Webconsole

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

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  12. Change SCOM 1807 support from SAC to LTSC

    Now that SCOM 2019 is available, but lacking the mandatory support for 2008/2012 Operating Systems.

    Customers with these Operating Systems cannot upgrade to SCOM 2019.

    And although they trusted Microsoft and upgrade to SAC, they will no longer get fixes or new features.

    And worse of all,
    They will not get further support beyond the 18 monthly period for SCOM 1807.

    8 votes
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  13. VSAE Support for Visual Studio 2019 and System Center 2019

    VSAE should support Visual Studio 2019 and System Center 2019

    83 votes
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    planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.

    6 votes
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  15. 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.

    3 votes
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  16. Agent Reads Prior Events After Exiting Maintenance Mode

    I've run into an issue where after coming out of maintenance an agent goes back and reads events from prior to the maintenance mode end time. This generates alerts from events that occurred while the machine was in maintenance. It appears this has been an issue since at least 2009, but still exists in the SCOM 2016 agent:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/systemcenter/en-US/8a115e60-ef00-4eb0-a84d-1a420182e70e/sql-management-pack-failing-on-old-sql-agent-jobs

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  17. Active Alerts view - not refreshing in non-IE browsers

    Ever since SCOM 1801, the Active Alerts view in WebConsole does not refresh automatically in non-IE browsers (Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc.). An updated 'MonitoringBundle.js' file was provided by Microsoft support which made it work in modern browsers. But even in SCOM 2019, this issue is not fixed and I had to use the workaround script file. Could this be implemented as default for all versions? Internet Explorer may be hardly used anymore in the IT community.

    4 votes
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  18. SCOM Installer Failure with RC4 Protocol Disabled

    SCOM 1801/1807 installer and discovery wizard fails to work until I had to enable RC4 on the DC, SCOM management server, and the SCOM database server. Please remove the RC4 dependency. I had to find this article to figure out that RC4 was my issue. https://nathangau.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/scom-installer-failure-with-rc4-protocol-disabled/

    7 votes
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  19. Ability to turn off alerts not able to be closed in SCOM 2019

    We need to be able to disable the feature preventing alerts from being closed if the monitor is in an unhealthy state.

    As it currently stands integration with a Service desk such as Netcool is problematic as if the alert is closed in the service desk when the writeback happens to SCOM the chain breaks as the alert cannot always be closed in SCOM.

    Feature below:

    If you close an alert generated by a monitor (from the Operations Console “Active alerts” view) which is in a unhealthy state then the following message will be displayed and the alert will not…

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  20. Azure VM Monitoring is not as per available Monitoring

    We have installed & imported Azure SCOM Management Pack 1.6.0.7 everything seems to be fine post installation. We were able to integrate subscription as per suggested steps with required permission. But once we start configuring metrics for CPU, Memory, Disk Utilization that's where things started to look strange. we were not able to figured it out what should be our next course of action to address this challenge. Even we could not find any fruitful information after doing some research and then we decided to raise a case (119031923002943) specific to this challenge and post our conversation with Engineer we…

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