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  1. Management Pack for Exchange 2016

    Create an updated version of the MP for Exchange 2016 and do the same for 2019. Let's not be lazy. Even if the monitoring did not change much, a new MP is required so that we have proper views, groups, descriptions in alerts, etc.

    This isn't the way things should be done: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2016/06/13/monitoring-exchange-server-2016-with-system-center-operations-manager/

    Especially for a mission critical application like Exchange.

    19 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Exchange Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Azure Management Pack

    The Azure Management Pack needs serious performance improvements. We should not have to dedicate a management server to run a single management pack.
    Trying to run the Azure MP on a shared management server can cause SCOM to grind to a halt.

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    0 comments  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow SCOM Unix Agent to Run as a non-root account with elevated privileges

    At current time, the Unix agent for SCOM 2012 R2, 2016 and 1801 requires that the agent software run with root user credentials. Any software that runs directly as the root user is a security risk.

    I'd like to see a future version of the SCOM Unix Agent that could run as a non-root user, with elevated privileges, so that the agent can properly monitor the Unix client while minimizing security risks.

    8 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Fix "Management Pack Recommendations" MP 7.3.13165.0

    I have just updated to this latest version of the 'Management Pack Recommendations MP' via the Updates and Recommendations feature in SCOM2016. I now have a couple of hundred powershell failed to run warnings from a large number of servers for 'Lightweight non server roles discovery' filling my alerts pane. Previously zero script errors.

    So far been unsuccessful in resolving this issue.

    15 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. BUG in the installation process of SCOM 1801 Web Console (WORKAROUND)

    Hi together,
    again there is a bug in the Web Console, this time in SCOM 1801.

    I installed SCOM 1801 Web Console using "Enable SSL" option. But if I browse on Internet Explorer, or Firefox, etc. https://<WEB CONSOLE>/OperationsManager gives the following error:
    "The remote server returned an error: (404) Not found".

    I could broswe the following pages without any problem:
    https://<WEB CONSOLE>/Dashboard
    https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppAdvisor
    https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppDiagnostics

    I figured out the issue
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    If I install SCOM Web Console without "Enable SSL", then the access to Web Console works.

    SCOM Web COnsole installation process with "Enable SSL"…

    8 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Linux Agent initiated Maintenance Mode feature

    This feature is intended for triggering maintenanace mode from Linux agent system with superuser previliges.

    38 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Don't abandon Web Application Transaction Monitoring

    We are heavily committed to Web Application Transaction Monitoring, and Web Application Monitoring. These are also known as robotic testing, or end user experience monitoring. The template allows you record typical user actions against a site, capture responses, and re-use data to simulate an actual user. It is then played back at regular intervals. It is the best first notice of something being wrong when one of our test fail.Over the years there has been little improvement to the mechanism and the web recorder has not been updated within SCOM whereas the same web recorder in visual studio is well…

    46 votes
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  10. 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

    23 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Multi Select Alerts in Web Console

    Can we please have the ability to select more than one alert in the Web Console?

    At present (v1801), you can only select one update at a time

    This makes changing the likes of the Resolution State time consuming if there are a few of them..

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Develop Office 365 Synthetic Transaction Management Pack

    The official Office 365 Management Pack is only covering the (Microsoft)Data Center view of the availability of Office 365 services. It provides no information on an end user's perception of the availability of the services.
    In order to do this, I have created a custom management pack that provides a framework for synthetic transactions that can be run from SCOM Agent computers against Exchange and SharePoint Online. I also have created some synthetic transactions as an example on how to get these up and running: External MailFlow (ExO), Calendar Access (ExO), Up-and Download Files to SPO.
    There has been a…

    96 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Open Source your Management Packs

    It’s a well-known problem that MPs are way too noisy and that customers spend most of their time tuning the damn things. All that noise also means that the first thing ordinary SCOM users get is bombarded with emails / noise, which causes those users to disengage from using SCOM right from the very outset.

    In terms of best practices, it is customers who operate and run these MPs at scale and who therefore have the real-world knowledge of what's needed from the MPs when running them in Production, much more so than disconnected development teams.

    Right now, there's no…

    14 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. ServiceNow ITSM Integration

    A native SCOM to ServiceNow ITSM integration to enable creation of tickets to the correct support team with alert/incident being resolved from either end i.e. if an operator closes an alert in SCOM, the corresponding ServiceNow incident should also be closed, and likewise, if the Incident is resolved in the ServiceNow incident, the corresponding SCOM alert should also be closed.

    ServiceNow has become a popular ITSM solution and the ability to close-the-gap between alert generation in SCOM and incident/ticket raising in ServiceNow without having to invest in a third-party tool is vital.

    19 votes
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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Reduce CPU impact for SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter script

    The SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter (vbs or ps1) used by Agent processor utilization rule and monitor runs on each agent every 5 minutes (321 sec) and with a sync time set to 00:00.

    This causes CPU spike on virtualization hosts.

    109 votes
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    started  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Monitor .Net Core Applications with SCOM APM

    We use SCOM APM for our internal developed applications but we can't monitor the ones that is written in .Net Core.

    17 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Application Performance Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Remove All SCOM Disabled Class Instances

    When a Discovery is disabled by Default, SCOM will not remove the class instances unless the discovery has an override which sets the parameter "Enabled" to "false".

    The Command Remove-SCOMDisabledClassInstances should be able to remove ALL SCOM Discoveries which there isn't an active discovery for or at least have the ability to (Switch Parameter?)

    12 votes
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  18. Allow Powershell script in Agent task

    Currently only vbs is supported, when creating Agent based task. For now, PS is mostly installed on all recent OS please implement support for adding Powershell scripts here.
    You can mark it somehow- to distinguish VBS/PS based tasks, so users are not running ( or know and accepts) it on systems which do not support PS.

    30 votes
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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Remote Access Management pack for 2016

    Is there a management pack that will be released for Server 2016 for Routing and Remote Access?

    54 votes
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  20. 4K Resolution support for SCOM console

    SCOM console seems to not fully support 4K resolution. If you open overrides window the enable checkboxes are hidden and many other views are not aligned properly.

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