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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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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      41 votes
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      • provide a way to select the Top N from a group when creating dashboards in 1807 Web Console Dashboard

        currently within the HTML5 dashboards you cannot selecta large group and display Top N , this can be selected per user but does not save across different users.

        Also when sorting columns with numerical values these need to be sorted numerically rather than as a string like being done at present

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        • Expose Maintenance Mode in SCOM 1801 REST API

          The new REST API should expose the ability to use Maintenance Mode. This would make it easier to use Maintenance Mode programmatically

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          • Agentless objects representing virtual cluster servers should ideally be situated under the node that currently hosts them

            Agentless objects under “Administration\Device Management\Agentless Managed” representing virtual cluster servers should ideally be situated under the node that currently hosts them.

            As it stands, the objects reside under the cluster node that they were first discovered on. This is highly confusing for the user.

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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?

              21 votes
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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.

                4 votes
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                • Ability to duplicate a subscription

                  Today, there is no way to duplicate a subscription from within the SCOM console.

                  This is a pain, because the wizard for creating a subscription in SCOM is very, very verbose with numerous pages. So when I have to create multiple subscriptions which only differ from each other slightly, I want to smash my face into the nearest blunt object.

                  This would be one of those quick fix solutions which would reduce the pain involved in using SCOM.

                  21 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Configure monitor for specific time period

                    It would be great if we can configure monitoring for certain time period. Example for Service Monitoring - We would like to generate an alert for service when it down in business hours between 8:00 AM to 6:00PM. Same thing with CPU, Memory, Event based and Performance counter monitors. I do not see we can create or stop monitoring for specific time period in SCOM 2012 R2.

                    48 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Maintenance Mode Exit Health status not a New state change

                      When SCOM enters maintenance mode and then exits it will re-examine the health of objects and re-discover issues that have already been raised previously - causing more alerts. It should check previous state before maintenance and not re-alert for something that has not changed. Alternatively if the state of alert is changed to something like "Acknowledged" then it should not keep alerting or appearing as a "New" state change.

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                      • Email Alert delivery tracking and auditing.

                        I often have users who claim that they "never received the SCOM alert". There should be a way in SCOM to track and audit generation and delivery of email alerts. The alert history tab should have info on which email alert subscriptions were triggered.

                        Email templates should have a way to embed which alert subscriptions were used to generate them.

                        You should be able to click on an agent-managed system and see what alert subscriptions and groups a system belongs to.....similar to how you can see what email distribution lists a person belongs to in Outlook/Exchange.

                        52 votes
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                        • Time and weekday based overrides

                          it would be great if a override can be set for a specific time range. for example: because of the backup each night between 2am and 3am the cpu utilization is higher then normal. Therefor I want to have a higher threshold set for this time. It would be even better if you also can set the weekday for such an override, for example only an Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 3am

                          26 votes
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                          • Have an OM commandlet to delete a SCOM agent

                            Have a OM shell commandlet that deletes a SCOM agent (like right-click Delete in Management, Agent Managed Computers), something like this: Get-SCOMAgent –DNSHostName "server01.contoso.com" | Remove-SCOMAgent

                            9 votes
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                            • More functionality in the SCOM 2016 web console

                              I understand that this is one of Microsoft's first passes with HTML 5, but really? Why isn't there a 'home' link when you use the alert link to first access the SCOM web console. One has to delete everything beyond /operationsmanager to get back to the other views. Also, why can we only select 1 object at a time (i.e. Windows computers, for maintenance mode and bulk alert management?

                              Any plans for improvement? Is there a subscription that's available to tell me when new updates are available?

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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…

                                37 votes
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                                • Web Console - make Details pane resizable in Safari and Chrome on macOS

                                  I'm using a Mac and open the web console of SCOM 1807 in Chrome or Safari. Clicking on a result in Results pane, I get only a couple of lines in the Details pane. Although I can drag and drop the grey line between the Results and Details pane, it constantly reverts to it's former position.

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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…

                                      4 votes
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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.

                                        6 votes
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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.

                                          36 votes
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