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  1. Ability to turn off alerts not able to be closed in SCOM 2019

    We need to be able to disable the feature preventing alerts from being closed if the monitor is in an unhealthy state.

    As it currently stands integration with a Service desk such as Netcool is problematic as if the alert is closed in the service desk when the writeback happens to SCOM the chain breaks as the alert cannot always be closed in SCOM.

    Feature below:

    If you close an alert generated by a monitor (from the Operations Console “Active alerts” view) which is in a unhealthy state then the following message will be displayed and the alert will not…

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  2. 64bit version of VSAE missing

    Now that VSAE is available for recent versions of Visual Studio we are missing a 64bit version of the extensions. MP Simulator (32bit) won't work when run on a 64bit OS with a 64bit SCOM agent installed.

    In the past Microsoft had made available versions for both architectures.

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  3. Ability to Monitor Hyper-V 2019 with SCOM 2019

    Client got new Hyper-V 2019 & we need to do Host level, Cluster level and storage level monitoring in SCOM. Searched the internet and also raised case with MS, got to know the MP is still not released. Request MS to build\release the MP ASAP.

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  4. SCOM 2019 support for 2008 R2 Clients

    We need support in SCOM 2019 for agents that are running Server 2008 R2. Almost a quarter of our servers are still 2008 R2, and this is a huge hang up for us in moving up. Since these are more legacy systems, most are also unable to be updated.

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  5. A Maintenance schedules schedule created by an operator should adhere to scoping rules

    When an operator creates a maintenance schedules schedule this is only visible to that person. As a result this can also only be changed by that person.
    Only when an administrator creates a schedule this is visible to other administrators.

    It would be good that when an operator creates a schedule this is visible by members of his user role or even better it adheres the scoping structure. This would allow colleagues of the same team to modify schedules.

    7 votes
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  6. Container Monitoring in SCOM

    Support for container monitoring in SCOM.

    38 votes
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  7. Make company knowledge in SCOM editable without Office

    A small but important issue have haunted SCOM since its very beginning: You cannot edit Company knowledge without installing Office on the machine you are using to connect to the managementserver, which for larger companies most likely is a TerminalServer.

    I have used SCOM for a decade now and it puzzles me that Microsoft still does not manage to either incorporate a rich text editor or at least let us edit the textfield directly without formatting in the operations console.

    As a result, we sadly are not using this feature.

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  8. Invalid ‘Data Access Service SPN Not Registered’ entries in the ‘Operations Manager’ event log

    As per Kevin Holman’s article entitled ‘OpsMgr 2012: What should the SPN’s look like?’ (i.e. https://kevinholman.com/2011/08/08/opsmgr-2012-what-should-the-spns-look-like/), please correct the following erroneous event log entries that are logged when the SDK service is restarted (and configured with an AD account):

    Event Log: Operations Manager
    Event ID: 26371
    Event Source: OpsMgr SDK Service
    Event Level: Warning
    Event Description:

                The System Center Data Access service failed to register an SPN. A domain admin needs to add MSOMSdkSvc/MS1 and MSOMSdkSvc/MS1.contoso.com to the servicePrincipalName of CN=MS1,CN=Computers,DC=contoso,DC=com
    

    The events are still being logged, even in SCOM 2019.

    Thank you,

    61 votes
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  9. SCOM Effective Monitoring Configuration for Alert - Alert Action

    Provide an Alert Action which when executed against an alert will pick the Monitor/Rule and Monitoring Object of the Alert and will output Effective Monitoring Configuration

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  10. Bug in Microsoft System Center Management Pack for AD CS 2016 Management Pack

    There is a bug in this Management Pack which causes it to fail when TLS 1.2 is enforced. The error is:

    Topology10.0Discovery.vbs : Unable to connect to the database with the specified configuration string. Please make sure that your connection string is valid and that your credentials are authorized to access the database. Cause: [DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (SECCreateCredentials()).]SSL Security error.

    The bug in the discovery is in Topology10.0Discovery.vbs in this line of code:

    GetOpsMgrDBConnectionString = "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=" & sDBServerName & ";Initial Catalog=" & sDBName & ";Integrated Security=SSPI;"

    Provider=SQLOLEDB fails when TLS 1.2 is enforced. Per this article, it should be updated:

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinjustin/2017/11/08/sql-native-client-for-tls1-2/

    14 votes
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  11. allow heartbeat monitor's heartbeat intervals and # of missed heartbeat to be overrideable parameters on the monitor.

    Heartbeat frequency and number of allowed missed heartbeats should be overridable parameters on the monitor so they can be managed using the override screen as well. This adds the benefit of knowing when they have been changed. Currently only the frequency can be changed, and that is per agent or by bulk via powershell and even that is not done through a normal override as other SCOM monitors. Number of allowed missed heartbeats is only a global change at the moment so you cannot change it at all. I would like the ability to do both.

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  12. Prevent objects already in manual maintenance mode, entering automatic maintenance mode

    If you, for instance, put several Windows Computers in maintenance via the scheduler and one of them was already put in maintenance manually, that one will get out of maintenance when the scheduler ends.
    Same deal for hosted objects that were put in maintenance manually.

    Also check here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/e2af78b9-70b2-4282-b647-71f41dc0b476/scom-20162019-maintenance-schedules-stop-manually-configured-maintenance?forum=operationsmanagergeneral

    6 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Solaris 64bit agent support

    really need support for 64bit versions of Solaris, the current version installs as 32-bit even on 64-bit

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  15. 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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  16. SCOM Monitoring Failure with PowerBI Report Server / SSRS Updates

    Hello,

    We are using SCOM 2019 to monitor our SSRS and Power BI Report Server deployments using the SQL 2017+ Reporting Services management pack (v7.0.15.0).

    This management pack is able to successfully monitor SSRS 2017 and Power BI Report Server deployments up to May 2019, however when upgrading or deploying to Power BI Report Server September 2019, the "Report manager accessible - PBIRS" monitor in SCOM becomes critical and the following error appears in the RSPortal log file under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Power BI Report Server\PBIRS\LogFiles:

    2019-12-05 10:41:19.4770|ERROR|37|DOMAIN\SCOMRunAsAccount ::1: HEAD - 0:00:00.0004824
    Exception: System.Net.ProtocolViolationException: Bytes to be written to the stream…

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  17. Web console customization

    It would be great to customize the console like "personalize view" in the "fat" client.
    And it would be good if columns would not auto-size - or at least just optional.

    Thank you,
    Patrick

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  18. Allow SCOM to support Log Analytic agent deployments

    The SCOM agent version deployed by SCOM is defined by the UR level. With Log Analytics agents, version control is becoming an issue. I propose some mechanism to allow SCOM to deploy the latest Log Analytics agent. Either as a patch or an alternate agent update version.

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  19. Management Pack to monitor ADFS 2019 MP

    HI, Brian Wren had mentioned that Microsoft would always have a Management Pack for every Microsoft product. Currently Microsoft does NOT have an MP to monitor ADFS

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  20. Description Bug: MSSQL on Windows: Some securables are inaccessible

    In the MSSQL on Windows: Some securables are inaccessible alert the Alert description states that the following objects are views;
    - msdb.dbo.sysjobschedules
    - msdb.dbo.log_shipping_primary_databases
    - msdb.dbo.log_shipping_secondary_databases

    These are actually Tables in MSDB. This can be confusing for non-SQL SCOM admins when trying to troubleshoot and resolve issues

    This should be updated to reflect that they are tables not views.

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