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  1. False "Zone Query Overload" alerts from DNS Management Pack 10.1.0.0

    The data source that the "Windows DNS Server 2016 and 1709+ Detect Zone Query Overload" monitor and "Windows DNS Server 2016 and 1709+ Number Of Queries Performance Collection Rule" has an issue. If the server is under heavy CPU load at the time the data source runs, it fails and records a value of "0". This causes false alerts, as the "Zone Query Overload" is a "Delta" type monitor, so it sees a huge increase in queries when the next attempt succeeds.

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  2. Change SCOM 1807 support from SAC to LTSC

    Now that SCOM 2019 is available, but lacking the mandatory support for 2008/2012 Operating Systems.

    Customers with these Operating Systems cannot upgrade to SCOM 2019.

    And although they trusted Microsoft and upgrade to SAC, they will no longer get fixes or new features.

    And worse of all,
    They will not get further support beyond the 18 monthly period for SCOM 1807.

    4 votes
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  3. IM alerting to Microsoft Teams

    Dear developers,
    it would be great to see IM SCOM integration with Microsoft Teams, so IM alerting can be done for those who have migrated from SfB to Teams.

    At the moment the only option is to either have SFB server onpremise and send IM notifcations to Teams/SFB Online or to use Hooks in Teams which isn't perfect because it actually sends posts on Teams Channel rather than sending IMs to people on Teams.

    Hopefully IM notifications support for Teams will come one day.

    6 votes
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  4. Active Alerts view - not refreshing in non-IE browsers

    Ever since SCOM 1801, the Active Alerts view in WebConsole does not refresh automatically in non-IE browsers (Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc.). An updated 'MonitoringBundle.js' file was provided by Microsoft support which made it work in modern browsers. But even in SCOM 2019, this issue is not fixed and I had to use the workaround script file. Could this be implemented as default for all versions? Internet Explorer may be hardly used anymore in the IT community.

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  5. 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…

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  6. Make Alert Windows Resizable

    Would like it so the Alert window is resizable as when I use Edge or Chrome I can't resize the alert window.

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  7. 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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  8. Authoring tools - please create extension for VSCode

    Hello! I think it would be great if you created VSCode extension that adds to authoring of Management Packs - features like intellisense, class definitons and so on. I guess VSCode would be a nice tool to edit XML files, if it had proper definitions.

    Thanks!

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  9. Service Level Tracking - Add 'Business Hours'

    Please add the ability to define 'business hours' or schedules when authoring SLO objects. This would allow SLO tracking of objects only at given times or schedules to match business needs.

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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    46 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 6 votes
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  14. 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

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  15. Comparison of should and is the network discovery

    Network devices that are to be explicitly determined are sometimes discarded. They do not appear in pending management. It is also possible to double-monitor the same network device (SNMP only and ICMP only). Here would be a comparison between SOLL and IST very helpful.

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  16. UPN support in Webconsole

    Just installed an SCOM2019 environment. UPNs still do not work in the web console login ...

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  17. Make Self Tuning Thresholds persistent after agent restart

    SCOM has had "Self Tuning Thresholds" since the beginning. Unfortunately, the alert thresholds that are calculated after the initial learning period are stored in memory and do not persist after a restart of the agent. This causes a gap in monitoring for several days every time the agent is restarted or the host is rebooted. The dynamic alert thresholds should be saved to the cache so that there is no monitoring gap. If the dynamic thresholds need to be reset and the learning period restarted, that should only be initiated manually from the console or via powershell, when the administrators…

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  18. Microsoft Teams monitoring

    Dear developers,

    would love to see you making adjustments to O365 management pack with the ability to monitor the status of Microsoft Teams. Currently o365 management pack is really not transparent and its based on ticket system. It would be great to have something like it is for SfB on premise where you can use synthetic transactions. I would love to see synthetic tests checking if PSTN and Peer-to-Peer calls are working from/to Teams.

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  19. Agent Reads Prior Events After Exiting Maintenance Mode

    I've run into an issue where after coming out of maintenance an agent goes back and reads events from prior to the maintenance mode end time. This generates alerts from events that occurred while the machine was in maintenance. It appears this has been an issue since at least 2009, but still exists in the SCOM 2016 agent:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/systemcenter/en-US/8a115e60-ef00-4eb0-a84d-1a420182e70e/sql-management-pack-failing-on-old-sql-agent-jobs

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  20. Enable delivery address field for commands

    Enable delivery address field for commands, so it will be possible to send alerts to subscribers through Powershell scripts

    command : "myScript.ps1" '$Data/Recipients/To/Address/Address$' ...

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