General Operations Manager Feedback

Do you have an idea or suggestion based on your experience with SCOM? We would love to hear it! Please take a few minutes to submit your idea in the one of the forums available on the right or vote up an idea submitted by another SCOM customer. All of the feedback you share in these forums will be monitored and reviewed by the Microsoft engineering teams responsible for building SCOM. We have already added some of the feedback we received through the TAP program and the recent SCOM survey.

This forum (General Feedback) is used for any broad feedback related to SCOM.
Be specific on your feedback. The more specific, the easier and quicker for us to review. Please be concise!!

If you have technical questions or need help with SCOM, please try visit our MSDN forums.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Enable FluentD log file monitoring feature on UNIX platform.

    At present FluentD log file monitoring is supported on Linux Agent but not supported on Unix. Hence looking for this feature on UNIX platforms.

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Show more than "New" alerts in the "Alert View" when pivoting from State/Diagram views

    When you pivot from a state or diagram view to the alert view, only alerts in a "New" state are displayed. Ideally it should show all alerts that are not in a "Closed" state. The web console already works this way, but the fat client does not.

    10 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. SQL MP wrongly specifies Service Pack Level

    SQL MP wrongly discovers Service Pack Level attribute which shows 0 but the SQL 2016 is already installed as 13.1 which is SP1 version. Please correct.

    10 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    4 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Overrides label console BUG - SCOM 1801

    When you have alerts panel and click on the alerts view, you receive in the right panel an Overrides link, but it seems that IIS doesn't refresh the view but instead glues text one onto another and the link looks like this:

    OverridesOverrides Loading...Overrides

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Ability to decline MP Recommendations

    With 1801+ the "Updates and Recommendations" node also includes 3rd Party MP's

    However, I may not want these MPs to be installed (Ie Costs, etc). So when it comes to updating MPS that are already installed, I need to do them one at a time

    Can we have the ability to decline MPS that we don't want to update or install?

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Multi Select Alerts in Web Console

    Can we please have the ability to select more than one alert in the Web Console?

    At present (v1801), you can only select one update at a time

    This makes changing the likes of the Resolution State time consuming if there are a few of them..

    5 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. use the linux best practises for package deployment

    Currently the linux agent is distributed using a management pack that implements a huge script that installs the agent.
    This script violates almost every (if not all) best practise for linux distributions to packaging and installing software on linux.
    This makes maintaining the package a huge task that is very prone to errors.
    Using the distributions best practises to package and install software will make this a lot easier for you.
    - less errors
    - it will save you time.
    - support will be easier
    - less complex
    - most off your work has already been done for you
    -…

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. System Center OM 1801

    https://docs.microsoft.com/ru-ru/system-center/opbuildpdf/scom/scom/toc.pdf?view=sc-om-1801&branch=live

    Problems in encoding this file PDF to russian language. Please remove this problem.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. BUG in the installation process of SCOM 1801 Web Console (WORKAROUND)

    Hi together,
    again there is a bug in the Web Console, this time in SCOM 1801.

    I installed SCOM 1801 Web Console using "Enable SSL" option. But if I browse on Internet Explorer, or Firefox, etc. https://<WEB CONSOLE>/OperationsManager gives the following error:
    "The remote server returned an error: (404) Not found".

    I could broswe the following pages without any problem:
    https://<WEB CONSOLE>/Dashboard
    https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppAdvisor
    https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppDiagnostics

    I figured out the issue
    --------------------------
    If I install SCOM Web Console without "Enable SSL", then the access to Web Console works.

    SCOM Web COnsole installation process with "Enable SSL"…

    8 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    3 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Delay config updates on Agents (management pack changes)

    Please find a way yo delay config updates on the agents so not every agent gets the update at the same time. Spread the updates over a period of time or random intervals within a time period.

    example:all agents gets the update within a period of 15 minutes and not all agents at the same time as it is today. This would be a nice feature to have.

    36 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Script Rule & Monitor wizard should offer Syntax highlighting, better also intelli-sense and code-completion for VBS and PS1

    That would make script rules and monitor creation so much easier and less error prone.

    Thank you :-)

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Access to Customfields

    1. Allow access to customfields via MOM.ScriptAPI so coding can populate on the fly.

    2. Create Microsoft supported Alert Update connector tool that will have a GUI interface to populate customfields of sealed management pack alerts.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Notify the users who are connected to the Dynamics application when the Reject New Client Sessions Monitor task is executed.

    We deployed the latest version of the Management Pack Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, and now we noticed while executing 'Reject New Client Sessions Monitor' from 'Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Application Object Server Task' users are not getting notified that the administrator is going to shut down the application. The same as available in Dynamics application Console.

    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (V 6.3.158.0)
    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Application Object Server Task

    Task Name: - Reject New Client Sessions Monitor

    Task Description:-

    Prevent Microsoft Dynamics AX Clients from Connecting to the application object server (AOS)

    Additional requirement :-

    Notify the users who…

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Add new property for operating System : Minor Build Version Or UBR

    With the new channel update setup from MS, It's will be interesting to have the value of this registry key available as an Operating system property.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\UBR

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. View only Rules or Monitors, display column rule or monitor

    View only Rules or Monitors, display column rule or monitor. Would be able to display only rules or monitors option and display a column for identifying if a rule or monitor.

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. update SCOM MP for system center 1801

    When SCOM MPs for System Center are going to be updated?
    2016 DPM MP is not working because discovery script looking for older DPM IDs. I assume that's same for other products...

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Modification to the licensing structure of SCOM / System Center

    1. Currently you need to license the full System Center Suite. DP, OO, SM, VMM, ... - some of those solutions do not get many updated, or are not used at our customer. Suggestion is to offer SCOM ML only - either as a Subscription or ML.

    2. Reconsider licensing for non-Windows OSEs. Linux agents are available on GitHub and open source. The cost comes into play when they are added to SCOM. "To license the OSEs under management, all physical cores must be licensed in the server being managed."
    AND: "Minimum of 16 core licenses required for each server" …

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Linux Agent 1.6.3 (SCOM 1801) should not update sudoers and create users

    If you deploy the Linux omsagent using the "Discovery Wizard", the following modification on the system are done:
    - three (!) users are added (omi, nxautomation and omsagent)
    - some extensive sudoers permissions are given to them via /etc/sudoers.d/omsagent

    Many of our clients do not allow scripts to be run as root, where the executed has write permissions on the script. Exactly this is the case for most of the scripts.

    REQUESTS:
    1. More documentation why these modifications are required
    2. Can the fluenD, omsagent work without them
    3. creating users must be optional. Many centrally maintain users and sudoers…

    66 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    3 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Bug in "Microsoft Windows Server SMB 2012 R2" Management Pack

    There is a Bug in the "Microsoft Windows Server SMB 2012 R2" Management Pack in the Script "CheckFirewallPort.vbs" of the Monitoring Rule "Server Service: Firewall Status": it only checks directly for the String "File and Printer Sharing" in the Firewall Rules - which does not work in localized Windows Versions, as on my German 2008R2 Installations this would need to be "Datei- und Druckerfreigabe" - please assist

    2 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
1 2 6 8 10 29 30
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base