General Operations Manager Feedback

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  1. 64bit version of VSAE missing

    Now that VSAE is available for recent versions of Visual Studio we are missing a 64bit version of the extensions. MP Simulator (32bit) won't work when run on a 64bit OS with a 64bit SCOM agent installed.

    In the past Microsoft had made available versions for both architectures.

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    3 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Ability to Monitor Hyper-V 2019 with SCOM 2019

    Client got new Hyper-V 2019 & we need to do Host level, Cluster level and storage level monitoring in SCOM. Searched the internet and also raised case with MS, got to know the MP is still not released. Request MS to build\release the MP ASAP.

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    6 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Remove voting limitations

    Why should we not being able to vote for all ideas/feedback if we'd like to support them?
    With the current limitation (and the fact that I near to never received votes back) the platform is not useful to me and I don't feel participation makes sense.

    Here is the feedback from UserVoice itself:
    "Hi Patrick - voting limitations is a feature imposed by the site administrator. If you wish for them to disable this feature, I recommend creating an idea on their web portal requesting them to remove this functionality."

    Please disable it.

    Thank you,
    Patrick

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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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    completed  ·  8 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. VSAE Support for Visual Studio 2019 and System Center 2019

    VSAE should support Visual Studio 2019 and System Center 2019

    108 votes
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    completed  ·  12 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Fix SSRS 2017 Integration

    When rolling out SSRS 2017, once you add the SCOM Report Server role to it, the Reports page only gives a 500 error. Reports work in the console, but can no longer get to the web interface.

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    completed  ·  14 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Support for 2012 Agents for SCOM 2019

    We need support in SCOM 2019 for agents that are running Server 2012. And, really, for 2008R2 agents. I understand that 2008 is EOL in January, but it is now March (we also have plenty of 2008 in production) At this point we cannot upgrade to SCOM 2019 without at least 2012 support, and preferably 2008R2.

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

    32 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    50 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. SCOM2019 Storage Spaces Direct Management Pack

    There is a S2D management pack for SCOM2016 but it doesn't appear to be working the same in SCOM2019. Any plans to monitor S2D in SCOM2019 with management packs?

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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. fix metric alert monitoring in Azure Management Pack

    Monitoring of Azure Metric Alerts hasn't been working since early this year. Objects are discovered fine, but whenever an Azure Metric Alert fires, the change is not comming down to the SCOM environment objects, and thus no SCOM alert is generated.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Create a Technical Community Blog for SCOM

    There are a whole ton of great SCOM blogs out there. There are also a whole great number of blogs for other products like config manager on techblogs but nothing for SCOM. Could we start a blog? https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/Blogs

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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. SLES 15 agent for SCOM 2016

    Monitoring of SLES 15 systems is currently not possible with SCOM 2016. Please provide an agent and management pack to monitor SLES 15 systems with SCOM 2016 at the same level as SLES 11 and 12.

    28 votes
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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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…

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. DFS Replication Management Pack

    Many Enterprise organisations are still reliant on File Services such as DFS-R and need to effectively monitor it. With no new release of the DFS Replication Management pack to support Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Organisations are failing to monitor key parts of their infrastructure, with failures affecting hundreds of users.

    Please provide further support for DFS-R Monitoring

    33 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Correct the fact that all UNIX/Linux-based monitor health states are reset when a Management Server (or Gateway) is rebooted.

    When a Management Server (or Gateway) is rebooted, all UNIX/Linux-based monitor health states are reset, resulting in the subsequent re-generation of a slew of alerts for all related x-plat agents

    118 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Neha Garg responded

    In SCOM 2019 no new alerts will be created during failover for Unix/Linux agents. We have documented this new feature in What’s New in SCOM 2019. Please go through the details there.

  17. Azure MP and Log Analytics MP

    These two management packs break each other when deployed together. BOTH management packs require workarounds to fix an issue with Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory, and they are each dependent upon 2 different versions of that assembly, so it is impossible to configure both at the same time without continuously swapping out these .dlls. Additionally, both management packs come up with many missing assemblies, which have to be copied from other locations to get them to work at all. Where is the quality control?

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Allow wildcards to exclude some Databases/instance and not all

    To exclude an instance or database from discovery, you have to either specify the full name or use * to exclude everything. It would be much more use to be able to exclude '_clone' or 'test*'.

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    5 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Azure Management Pack

    The Azure Management Pack needs serious performance improvements. We should not have to dedicate a management server to run a single management pack.
    Trying to run the Azure MP on a shared management server can cause SCOM to grind to a halt.

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    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Keep NOAPM=1 as default setting for all MMA versions

    The APM component (regardless of APM being enabled) frequently breaks .NET applications. Re-installing agent with NOAPM=1 means we cannot leverage the SCOM console to deploy agents. Request

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    8 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Aditya Goda responded

    This ask has been shipped with SCOM 1807, which enables you to disable the APM component when you deploy the Operations Manager agent from Discovery Wizard in the console, when performing a repair of the agent from the Operations console, and similarly controlling behavior when using the PowerShell cmdlets Install-SCOMAgent and Repair-SCOMAgent.

    This feature ask will also be shipped in SCOM 2019.

    Issues related to APM, crashing the IIS application pools has been fixed and shipped with SCOM 2016 UR6: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4459897/update-rollup-6-for-system-center-2016-operations-manager#enable

    Fix to these issues, will also be available in SCOM 2019.

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