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  1. Linux Agent 1.6.3 (SCOM 1801) should not update sudoers and create users

    If you deploy the Linux omsagent using the "Discovery Wizard", the following modification on the system are done:
    - three (!) users are added (omi, nxautomation and omsagent)
    - some extensive sudoers permissions are given to them via /etc/sudoers.d/omsagent

    Many of our clients do not allow scripts to be run as root, where the executed has write permissions on the script. Exactly this is the case for most of the scripts.

    REQUESTS:
    1. More documentation why these modifications are required
    2. Can the fluenD, omsagent work without them
    3. creating users must be optional. Many centrally maintain users and sudoers…

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      2 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SCOM 2012 R2 Management Pack for MSMQ on Server 2016

      There is no management pack to monitor message queue running on server 2016

      19 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow dynamic grouping of all objects that are associated with a given criteria

        For better alert Distribution it would be great to be able to create dynamic Groups that contain all objects based on a given criteria. I create a Group, provide a servername as criteria for example and all objects that have a relation to the Server become members of the Group (SQL DBs, IIS Websites, Hyper-V Host, HDDs, etc.). Right now it his very hard to accomplish this task. This feature would be awesome.

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Azure MP and Log Analytics MP

              These two management packs break each other when deployed together. BOTH management packs require workarounds to fix an issue with Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory, and they are each dependent upon 2 different versions of that assembly, so it is impossible to configure both at the same time without continuously swapping out these .dlls. Additionally, both management packs come up with many missing assemblies, which have to be copied from other locations to get them to work at all. Where is the quality control?

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                0 comments  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • SCOM 1801: Login Session Expired on Internet Browser related to Web Console

                Hi,
                when user or admin browse alert link URL to SCOM 1801 Web Console, then the user first get the error
                „Your session with the Web console server expired“, although the user was not logged on before.

                If user choose then „Use Alternate Credentials“, he/she can log in.

                Microsoft Premium Support says that is "by design". We cannot call the BUGS "by design". This is a BUG in SCOM 1801, and must be solved asap.
                We have a very large IT infrastructure and this feature is very important for us.

                Best regards

                Birdal

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                  0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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 →
                    • 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 →
                      • 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.

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                          1 comment  ·  Exchange Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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"…

                          7 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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

                              22 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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…

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                                • 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…

                                  12 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    98 votes
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                                      under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Windows Certificate Monitoring in SCOM.

                                      Hi Team,

                                      I believe now a days its very common to use Certificates for secure communication including SCOM.

                                      Its surprising we don't have any Mgmt Pack to monitor the same. However, we have third party mgmt. pack already but none is certified yet. I believe there should be certified Mgmt Pack.

                                      Third Party:
                                      http://www.systemcentercentral.com/pack-catalog/pki-certificate-verification-mp/

                                      61 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ability to duplicate a subscription

                                        Today, there is no way to duplicate a subscription from within the SCOM console.

                                        This is a pain, because the wizard for creating a subscription in SCOM is very, very verbose with numerous pages. So when I have to create multiple subscriptions which only differ from each other slightly, I want to smash my face into the nearest blunt object.

                                        This would be one of those quick fix solutions which would reduce the pain involved in using SCOM.

                                        21 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Should be able to put monitors/Rules in maintenance mode.

                                          Would like to see the option to put monitors/Rules in maintenance mode for group of servers instead of having servers/objects in maintenance mode.

                                          For example, I just want to put " IIS availability monitor" in to maintenance mode for group of servers, so that I don't need to worry about keeping servers/object in to maintenance mode, as I want to monitor server but just on IIS.

                                          9 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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