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  1. 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.

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    • The autoSignOutInterval issue in the web console

      Please add this paramater for autoSignOutInterval to new SCOM Web console so session time-out can be customized properly.

      7 votes
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      • HTML administration portal in Web Console

        Provide Operations Console administration functionality as a HTML portal in Web Console.

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        • Create new channel for subscriptions - REST API

          When creating a new subscription, it would be nice not to rely on custom scripts but have custom HTTP API webhook to send the alert to. Webhooks seem to be a standard way in 2019, and would give a nice refreshment to next iteration of SCOM.

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          • De-Activate and Activate a Management Pack

            It would be handy to De-Activate a MP instead of deleting it. Or set a MP in maintenance.

            6 votes
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            • allow for exporting of subscription criteria detail

              would like a powershell script to export all the detail of a subscriptions monitoring criteria which includes all the names and descriptions; not just a GUID.

              3 votes
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              • allow for logging of channel command activity

                when we setup a channel we don't have the ability to log its output for troubleshooting

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                • De-Activate and Activate a Management Pack

                  It would be handy to De-Activate a MP instead of deleting it. Or set a MP in maintenance.

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                  • Solve Maintenance mode Conflict by use the furthest end time.

                    Best way to explain is an exemple.

                    I put a logical drive in Maintenance Mode for 60 Min.

                    If my collegue put the windows Computer in maintenance WITH Child Iems for 15 min during my maintenance, My logical disk will be out of maintenance a the end on the Computer Maintenance.

                    Normaly i expect the maintenance on my Logical disk should be end at his scheduled end time MINIMUM never Before.

                    Thanks

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                    • Ability to use gMSA accounts in SCOM

                      Do any of you have a requirement to use gMSA accounts in your SCOM environment? If you do, please upvote this suggestion and kindly add the scenario you hope to use it for and how it would help you.

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                        13 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Auditing changes in SCOM

                        I have no way to know who made what changes in the SCOM environment. There are multiple admins and they change settings such as Install MPs/ Remove MPs/ Change Overrides/ Author new rules/ Change Admin settings/ Create new users/etc. There is never a way to know who did what.

                        This is a feature request to Audit all major changes to the SCOM environment.

                        322 votes
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                        • 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.

                          200 votes
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                          • Update SCOM like SCCM

                            use a tab like SCCM to select and self install and update scom by itself .

                            the tab should list each UR or version new features

                            14 votes
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                            • Datawarehouse Groom Setttings

                              I can change the SCOM operational database grooming settings from within the SCOM console. If I wanted to change SCOM Datawarehouse grooming settings, I have to download the dwdatarp utility from a blog post, get access to the DB and then set the groom settings. This is a request to add Datawarehouse groom settings to the Administration pane.

                              37 votes
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                              • 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…

                                70 votes
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                                • Improve User Role (Dashboards and Views) save performance

                                  Change permissions on Dashboards and Views takes forever to save, currently +/- 40 min. This seems to be related to the number of classes, relations and views in the database.

                                  This must be changed. It's not a workable situation that it would take 40 minutes to change just 1 view permission in 1 role.

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                                  • better query builder

                                    I wish there was more of a user friendly way of creating queries for SCOM group, I been working on a group of non prod SQL server DB engine from 2005 -02017. using regular expression it is so messy. wish there was a better way to build the query.

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                                    • Multi-homed Gateways

                                      Multi-homed Gateways would allow to...
                                      a) reduce the number of servers if you have a small number of agents within the same DMZ reporting to 2 separate Management Groups.
                                      b) allow failover of agents from a production to a DR management group.
                                      c) accommodate agent failover for Red Forest security scenarios.

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                                      • Prevent running MaintenanceMode from being overwritten

                                        Using the Maintenance Mode Scheduler that came with SCOM 2016 is pretty cool but there is no mechanism to detect if a server is already in MM. If we put a server in maintenance mode e. g. for 48 hours and someone else doesn't know this and schedules another MM let's say for 2 hours then the ealier scheduled MM of 48 hours will be overwritten and the MM ends after the 2 hours. So there should be a logic which checks if a MM is already set and how long. If the newly scheduled time period is shorter than…

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                                        • AD Integration from Gateways

                                          Prior to SCOM 2012, AD Integration workflows could be run on a Management Server or on gateway in a remote domain. Beginning in 2012, the AD Publishing Pool owner performed any publishing, which removed the ability to publish SCOM containers in non trusted domains.

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