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  1. Fix the predefined command line parameters for the Command Notification Channel wizard settings

    When creating a Command Notification Channel under the Administration pane in the console, the predefined command line parameters for "WebConsole Alert Link" and "WebConsole Alert Source Link" given in the auxiliary menu for command line parameters is incorrect. It appears the Syntax has errors.

    When attempting to add for either of these presets we get:

    $Target/Property[Type="Notification!Microsoft.SystemCenter.AlertNotificationSubscriptionServer"]/WebConsoleUrl$/#/monitoring/drilldown/alert/$UrlEncodeData/Context/DataItem/AlertId$
    

    And

    $Target/Property[Type="Notification!Microsoft.SystemCenter.AlertNotificationSubscriptionServer"]/WebConsoleUrl$/#/monitoring/drilldown/object/$UrlEncodeData/Context/DataItem/ManagedEntity$
    

    The problem is the last part of each of these statements:

    $UrlEncodeData/Context/DataItem/ManagedEntity$
    

    Which should be formatted as

    $Data/Context/DataItem/ManagedEntity$
    

    The problematic form is incorrect and does not yeaild the epected information, however it is a predefined preset built into the UI.

    Kevin Holman…

    9 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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…

    306 votes
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    22 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Container Monitoring in SCOM

    Support for container monitoring in SCOM.

    108 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Neha Garg responded

    We want to understand the ask in details here. Please upvote this idea and share your ask in comments. We will contact you via email to understand the scenario better. Thanks.

  4. Allow SCOM 2019 to uncheck "Install APM" by default in the deployment wizard

    It's a big PITA to remember to uncheck the APM box when deploying agents. It's often forgotten by some and we have to go back and strip APM from the target agent. I want to be able to change the default behavior!

    3 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. "Web Console"

    The HTML Web Console should have the same display features as the full client, for all monitoring views:
    -The views should display all the columns that are defined
    -All columns should be sortable
    -The views should allow for personalization
    -The user should be able to resize the columns

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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/

    45 votes
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    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Bug in Azure Management Pack 1.8.0.1 with parameter replacements.

    There is a potential bug in Azure Management Pack 1.8.0.1, noticed when we upgraded to the new version recently.

    The following workflow and instances will encounter the parameter replacement failure.

    Workflow: Microsoft.SystemCenter.MicrosoftAzure.AlertsMonitor.Insights.ActivityLog.Alert

    Instance: Public IP address changes on CHR-Azure Enterprise subscription (microsoft.insights/activityLogAlerts)

    Instance: Notify on apphosting related resources (microsoft.insights/activityLogAlerts)

    Instance: NotifyOnRegionIssues (microsoft.insights/activityLogAlerts)

    Failing replacement: $Data/Property[@Name='TargetResourceIds']$

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Provide examples (sample code) for SCOM 1801+ REST API

    Hi,

    since 1801 SCOM offers a REST API. That is great and I'd like to leverage it for some cross platform scenarios.

    Unfortunately the examples (currently just JavaScript and related to alerts) don't help me.

    Please add examples (sample code) in PowerShell , C# or provide Swagger compatibility.

    Many thanks

    Ruben

    327 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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 Object ID

    150 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. After Management Server removal, some orphaned objects remain

    After the deletion of a management server according the description in https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh456439(v=sc.12).aspx some objects will remain
    Those objects can just get deleted through manual operations in the database. ==> Custom SP dbo.sp_RemoveObjectByTypedManagedEntityId
    The Health Service Watcher Object always remains after deletion.
    This behaviour is reproducible with SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2016

    Expected Behavior
    The customer expects that if he strictly follows the step-by-step instructions to remove a management server from the management group, nothing should remain somewhere, neither in the database nore in the filesystem, registry or somewhere else

    Analysis
    I reproduced the problematic behavior in two different environments…

    102 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Neha Garg responded

    This seems to be a bug. We will look into this and update the thread.

  11. BUG in Microsoft SCOM 2016 Web Console: "500 - Internal Server Error" !!!! SOLVED !!!!

    Dear Microsoft IIS/SCOM Developer Team,

    we have a absolutely new SCOM 2016 infrastructure and had had until today issue with the SCOM 2016 Web Console.

    I created related to "500 - Internal server error" some forum questions. Also I read the similar 500 error on other discusiions in Technet forums.

    Finally I found the BUG in SCOM 2016 Web Console!

    I will list the bug in IIS/SCOM and my solution, and also want that MICROSOFT should make a statement to this issue!

    ISSUE:

    If any user try to access to SCOM 2016 Web Console, "500 - Internal server error" will…

    57 votes
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    under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Linux Agent initiated Maintenance Mode feature

    This feature is intended for triggering maintenanace mode from Linux agent system with superuser previliges.

    47 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Remote Access Management pack for 2016

    Is there a management pack that will be released for Server 2016 for Routing and Remote Access?

    150 votes
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  14. Add load-balancing support for the new SCOM 1801 Web Console

    Add load-balancing support for the new SCOM 1801 Web Console. This isn´t supported in SCOM 2012 or 2016, but works perfectlyfine to set up and get running with a network load-balancer.

    This is ia must-have at least in the new web console.

    14 votes
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    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Allow Powershell script in Agent task

    Currently only vbs is supported, when creating Agent based task. For now, PS is mostly installed on all recent OS please implement support for adding Powershell scripts here.
    You can mark it somehow- to distinguish VBS/PS based tasks, so users are not running ( or know and accepts) it on systems which do not support PS.

    30 votes
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  16. make SCOM Faster!!!

    SCOM can be extremely slow and is a constant issue for our users, like embarrassingly slow...Not sure what it will take to improve the console speed but here are some suggestions:
    Configure the views to be efficient out of the box.
    Disable by default whatever is taking so long to load.
    Re-design the database. More indexes.
    Cache the views on the SCOM Console servers.
    Make a better search function, so even if it is slow, users can quickly find what they are looking for.
    Load pieces of the views at a time, like server name, then health state, then MM.…

    599 votes
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    under review  ·  12 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add PowerShell cmdlets to create views, rules and monitors in SCOM

    Today, there is a measley three PowerShell cmdlets for making new items in SCOM. The only thing we can do with PowerShell is make a New ScomLocation (pretty useful, I will admit), and make a new Management Group connection, or a new resource pool.

    That's it. There is very little useful scripting support for SCOM. If you take a look at ConfigMgr, there are more than 100 cmdlets for making new items! This needs to change.

    My vote is to first create cmdlets to support making new rules, then new monitors, and finally new views.

    The syntax should be something…

    78 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. A GUI based approach to create PowerShell rules and monitors

    Within the GUI there is no easy way to create PowerShell script monitors and rules. Please add a GUI driven wizard to create those.

    334 votes
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    under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Dynamic Application Discovery for creating Distributed Applications (Services)

    Implementation of dynamic application discovery like former BlueStripe software and building the corresponding distributed application with all it's dependencies.

    230 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  SCOM PMs responded

    Thanks for your suggestion and up-votes. This request is under review and we will keep this thread updated on developments about the integration.

    Meanwhile, I have a question for everyone that requested this feature. Hypothetically speaking, “If” this feature will be available in SCOM console ONLY if you have the OMS addon, would you be willing to/able to use this feature? Do any of you have a limitation of not being able to use OMS along with your SCOM environment?

  20. Alert object should always contain source server FQDN

    The alert object does not always contain the source FQDN of the generating server. This property should be able to get by PowerShell. This would help building connectors using PowerShell / SMA etc.

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