General Operations Manager Feedback

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  1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 support (RHEL 8)

    Any idea when is RHEL 8 going to be supported? My customers are already deploying servers in RHEL8 and we cannot provide monitoring for them.

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    4 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. PKI Certificate Monitoring for Unix/Linux

    In addition to developing the PKI Certificate Monitoring MP directly and not having to rely on 3rd party, add the ability to monitor PKI Certificates in Unix/Linux environments.

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  3. Linux Read Only Monitoring

    The ability for SCOM Operations Manager to monitor when a Linux file system goes into read only mode

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  4. Node properties should reflect currently effective data

    Current design for node location property is to show the last known value. For example a device is added and has a location this location is shown. If the location field is made empty the property in SCOM is not updated. This behavior is a deviation from the normal behavior for object properties as they do reflect the current effecitve data. Please remove this deviation and always show the current effective value, if we want to know a historical value we do have a data warehouse and reporting capabilities.

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    0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. SCOM 1807 ability to monitor Service Manager 2019

    We are unable to migrate to SCOM 2019, but had already migrated Service Manager and Orchestrator to 2019. Service Manager servers report OS health without issues; however, anything related to the Service Manager environment just shows as "Unknown" - since SCOM doesn't have the ability to monitor 2008 R2 servers, upgrade SCOM isn't necessarily an option for everyone.

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  6. help documents for unix/linux management packs are not updated. in this way we never come to know what is newly introduced or fixed wit

    need to update help documents for new version of unix/linux management packs. we never come to know what are fixes released or newly introduced with latest version of MP's

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  7. Release and maintain a 2019 version of the "System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit"

    Release and maintain a 2019 version of the "System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit".

    This tool is an absolute gem in training new people to SCOM, which also gives them a better understanding on how everything is pieced together and useful for design work...

    15 votes
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  8. multiple schedules on maintenance schedules or a copy function

    Currently you can only set 1 schedule for a maintenance schedules... it'll be good to have multiple like sql jobs, or ability to copy the same schedules and paste.

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  9. Enforcing TLS1.2 - Error 1410

    Enforcing TLS1.2 - Error 1410 coming from Active Directory Certificate Services MPs - Discovery rule "Certificate Services Topology Discovery discovery rule"

    Connection string in Management Pack has to be updated to support TLS1.2

    9 votes
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  10. Client for BE "Big Endian" Red Hat.

    Client for BE "Big Endian" Red Hat.

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  11. Support for Windows Server 2019 agents on SCOM 1807

    Please, provide support for Windows Server 2019 agents on SCOM 1807. I could bet it works fine, but haven't tested yet
    I can't migrate to SCOM 2019, as I still have to monitor some 2008 agents (that will still take some time to migrate)

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  12. REHL 8 Server Monitoring through SCOM 2016

    We has been approached by our UNIX Team and they would like to know how soon we can on-boarding REHL8 Server for monitoring through SCOM 2016 UR5. we have invested time to find out relevant information over the internet, but could not find anything and that is the reason why we have raise case with Microsoft REG:119051521002564 for same.

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  13. SCOM 2019 support for 2008 R2 Clients

    We need support in SCOM 2019 for agents that are running Server 2008 R2. Almost a quarter of our servers are still 2008 R2, and this is a huge hang up for us in moving up. Since these are more legacy systems, most are also unable to be updated.

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    8 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.

    13 votes
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  16. Monitor named "Performance Data collection health" needs to be fine tuned in a way that it does not overload the SQL Server when enabled.

    The default SCOM monitor named "Performance Data collection health" which is disabled by default, needs to be fine tuned in a way that it does not overload the SQL Server when enabled for 1000 + Agents. The way the SQL query is built it looks like running it against 1000+ Agents will cause performance issues on the SQL server.

    The purpose to enable this monitor is to identify if Performance data is stopped collected / missing for specific Agents in last few hours.

    Request the product group to review the request to see we can ship this by default enabled…

    9 votes
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  17. Is multi-home possible on agent with SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2019.

    Can a single Windows\Linux machine can be monitored with SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2019.(in multi-home scenario).We have device with SCOM 2012 R2 agent installed and next wants to implement Multi-home with another Management Server SCOM 2019.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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