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  1. 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

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    • Alert history is not updated correctly from within widgets

      The alert history is not updated when the resolution state of an alert is modified from within an alert widget.
      In our case we have a dashboard with two alert views. Our ops guys use the context menu to set specific resolution states on the various alerts. That kind of action is not recorded in the history information of the alerts. However, it gets recorded when doing the exactly same steps from the default alerts view. Or by opening the alert and changing the status in there directly.

      We had opened a premier ticket and were told that this is…

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      • Make the SCOM Console Windows Stop Disappearing

        Working in the SCOM console, when closing a window the console will occasionally disappear. You have to go to the task bar to find it and re-select the window.

        To reproduce this; First make sure the SCOM Console is full screen. Then click on an alert created by a rule. In the alert details, open up the rule by clicking on it.

        Then click Configuration, and View.

        Then close both windows.

        The SCOM Console will disappear.

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        • Change the Alert Source target in the Custom Alert wizard so you may select any alert source for the view.

          Change the Alert Source target in the Custom Alert wizard so you may select any alert source for the v iew. Currently only alerts with a source of "alert" are available. Otheralerst have different sources and should be available in this view. If you select all alerts you see them all. If you select all sources in the wizard you do not.

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          • Incorporate Alert Correlation tehniques into SCOM

            We have multiple SCOM servers and management group and our service desk constantly ask why when there is a problem with a server or service do we get so any alerts. Can we only display a root cause or an aggregated alert with the subsequent alerts attached. E.g. A high level alert with all other alerts display underneath this generic alert?

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            • Global Service Monitor - Increase Test Limit

              Increase the limit of the number of tests allowed for Global Service Monitor. 25 total tests per subscription is very low, especially when you want to monitor sites from multiple locations.

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              • 1807 Web Dashboards bugfixes & improvements

                When building Topology widget HTML5 dashboards with 1807 I noticed :

                - there are 2 sizes "state icons" to choose from, but the "small" size is not selectable. => is a bug ? --- 3 sizes would be even better

                - these "state icons" are not consistent types, some are .png, others are .svg = work in progress ?

                - the 'white' marking inside the icons is not white but transparent ! placing them on a coloured background image changes the color of the white 'x' or 'v' = bug ?

                - any ability to manage the background images used…

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                • Change Proxy Agent Search Windows

                  When Changing Proxy agent, can you please add Search feature to the window, make the life a lot easier.

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                  • 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.

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                    • ability to test a channel and subscription

                      Add the ability to send test messages through the channel and subscribers pages, rather than having to setup a test notification and subscription.

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                      • DHCP Management Pack best practice settings published.

                        DHCP management needs to change since it collects a large amount of data per scope. It generates Event ID 623 in the OPs manager log about the Health Service store has reached it maximum size. The agent is constantly doing a state change from healthy to unhealthy. If there was a config document on what to turn off in the MP would be helpful.

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                        • 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.

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                          • Web Console SCOM 1801 needs the possibility to add columns in the alert view

                            Web Console 1801:
                            Add the possibility to add columns in the alert view in order to view custom fields or other available fields from an alert.

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                            • SQL TDE Support for SCOM 2016

                              We are implenting SQL TDE for all our SQL databases in our organization including SCOM. Based on Microsoft support this is not a supported scenario. We need Microsoft to support SQL TDE implementation in SCOM 2012/2016.

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                              • 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

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                                • 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.

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                                  • 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.

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                                    • ManagementServerInitiatesConnection fixin SCOM 2012 ?

                                      This issue has been corrected in SCOM 2016 UR4 :

                                      After a network outage, the management server doesn't reconnect to the gateway server if the gateway server was installed with the /ManagementServerInitiatesConnection=True option.

                                      The issue still exists in SCOM 2012 R2, Is it coming in Update Rollup 15 ? Thanks

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                                      • 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" …

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                                        • 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.

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