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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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  2. A way to reset monitors automatically when alert is closed

    A lot of customers close alerts generated by monitors. Although they got very good instructions, they don't reset the monitors. PowerShell and Greenmaschine, don't do a very good job in resetting monitors. there should be a way to automatically reset monitors when an alert is closed and/or an option to reset all monitors to a green state.

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    43 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This problem has been solved and will be shipped in SCOM 2019 (which will release in Q1 2019).

    Details on the solution for this problem:
    - An alert generated by monitor will not be allowed to close, if the corresponding monitor is still unhealthy. This will ensure that the health of the monitor and the corresponding alert are in sync.
    - A new dashboard (“Alert Closure Failure”) has been created in Web console, which displays the list of active alerts which have been tried to close but could not close as the corresponding monitors where still unhealthy. This dashboard also allows you to forcefully close any such alerts by resetting the health of the corresponding monitor.

    A monitor generated alert closure triggered from ticketing/incident management systems will receive an exception with the alert details, if the alert closure has failed because the corresponding monitor is still unhealthy.

  3. Remove Dependency on SQL Server Agent for SCOM 2016 Maint Mode

    Currently, the Maintenance Mode scheduler makes use of SQL Server Agent jobs to schedule the maintenance windows. This creates issues in highly available environments and an unnecessary dependency. Scheduled maintenance should be handled by a rule like other tasks.

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  4. Maintenance Mode from clientside by Agent

    Maintenance Mode can only be startet via console.

    We have a lot of server administrators and automatic scripts which initiate sometimes a reboot.

    It would be great when a machine can be switched to Maintenance Mode by the agent, for example with a Powershell CMDlet.

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    12 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have made several improvements in the schedule maintenance mode capability in SCOM 2016, may that be to do with surfacing this functionality for operators in the monitoring pane or the client side support. All of this is captured in the blog – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2016/10/24/improvements-to-scheduling-of-maintenance-mode-client-side-via-agent-and-accessibility-to-operators-via-monitoring-pane/

  5. Better / flexible Notifications, Subscriptions

    The subscriptions are very limited in setting criterias. A more granular targeting and options would help deliver more accurate notifications. E.g. there is no way to exclude.

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    16 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have done enhancements to Notifications and subscriptions area, these enhancements will be shipped with SCOM 2019 (which will be available in Q1 2019).

    Enhancements made in Notifications and Subscriptions area:
    - Powerful criteria builder: Administrators will be able to leverage the advanced/flexible criteria builder which enables you to perform “Exclusions”, “OR” operation, regular expressions and multi-level “AND”/“OR” grouping in criteria
    - Rich HTML email: Administrators will be able to leverage the default HTML email template or create their own HTML email content. Operators will be able to directly launch the “Alerts details page”, “Alert Source details page” or the “Rule/Monitor details page” directly from the email to get access to more relevant information.

  6. Check for management pack updates

    Add a possibility to check for Management Pack updates from console, and possibility to update them.

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  7. Move Maintenance Schedules from the Administration Workspace

    Provide access to enable scoped users leverage the functions offered in the Maintenance Schedule wizard, without imposing the requirement that the user must als0 be delegated access to the administration workspace

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  8. 14 votes
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  9. Expose Maintenance Schedules management and creation through OpsMgr PowerShell Module

    Permit the enablement of automation and scripting scenarios, including ITIL processes, patching solutions, and many other business scenarios;

    Please provide command-lets in the PowerShell module to support this new feature.

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    completed  ·  SCOM PMs responded

    Hi Damian, Thanks for your feedback. This feature is already a part of SCOM 2016 Technical Preview 3. Do check it out and let us know if you have any feedback.

    Thanks,
    Suraj Guptha

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