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  1. SCOM support for LDAPs (Port 636)

    As per Microsoft official documentation. "Configuring a Firewall for Operations Manager" at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/plan-security-config-firewall?view=sc-om-2019 it is clearly called out that SCOM doesnt support LDAPs.

    "Operations Manager uses port 389 for LDAP queries for multiple actions such as agent discovery, active directory integration, etc. Operations Manager does not support LDAPs."

    Certain client (Banking and Financial Services to be in particular) aren't ready to allow any insecure connection including LDAP (Port 389).

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  2. Multi Subnet Failover availability for SCOM 2019

    SCOM 2019 with OpsDB on AllwaysOn SQL Server is not Multi Subnet capable. Both nodes of the AllwaysOn server are located in different data centers. If the AllwaysOn failover to the passive node for whatever reason, SCOM loses the connection. He must ask the DNS server until it returns the active node behind the listener name. Unfortunately, this can take longer and the SCOM console does not work during this time. Very ugly! We are in the process of setting up a load balancer from F5 so that the SCOM server receives the response which is the active node behind…

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  3. Add a column that shows Alert type "Rule" or "Monitor"

    Add a column that shows Alert type "Rule" or "Monitor". Also add a filter in there for alert type to display Rule or Monitor or both

    29 votes
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  4. Not fair

    Hi there,
    This is Muhammad Younus from Skardu
    I recently purchased scom super card and use it , but during the package session scom deducted my balance,
    When I complained to helpline call center 355 they asked me to turn on flight mode your issue will be solved, I done it , but no changes comes.
    It's not fair ,
    Helpline center got giving proper response ,
    They are useless ,

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  5. SCCM Reporting issue : Not showing user names along with device name

    We have one internal application which we always deploy for device collection and the installation behavior is install for system
    Recently we tried to pull report but not seeing user names along with device name hence contacted Microsoft
    Microsoft answer is install behavior should be install for user only will get the user name along with device name, this option will not allow SCCM to install application if the user logoff but we need application should install if user is login or log off
    We have been following same method since last 3 years and we presented to Microsoft also…

    6 votes
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  6. Bug in System.ExpressionFilter module

    System.ExpressionFilter module incorrectly process data with Duration type. The module considers that negative duration is greater than positive. As example, this construction returns true but logically it should return false:
    <ConditionDetection ID="CD" TypeID="System!System.ExpressionFilter">
    <Expression>
    <SimpleExpression>
    <ValueExpression>
    <Value Type="Duration">PT1S</Value>
    </ValueExpression>
    <Operator>Less</Operator>
    <ValueExpression>
    <Value Type="Duration">-PT1S</Value>
    </ValueExpression>
    </SimpleExpression>
    </Expression>
    </ConditionDetection>

    9 votes
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  7. Bring in Rule to Monitor/collect Top Processes in Memory/CPU utilization and make it available in Reporting

    Bring in Rule to Monitor/collect Top Processes in Memory/CPU utilization and make it available in Reporting

    Server Administrators usually request us for the Top utilizers of CPU/RAM for a Particular Time.
    This data will be useful for them to investigate the Cause of Performance issues.

    We must have a report wherein when we select the time and Server name , It should show the Top Processes using memory/cpu.

    22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Web Application (URL) Monitoring also need Resource Pool Concept to ensure 100% availability of monitoring during disaster

    It’s obvious that alerts generated for all monitored URLs when assigned watcher nodes (SCOM servers in most cases) unavailable for quite sometime during reboot (as part of patching) or disaster recovery. It really causes confusions to customers when their application or URL is available. I feel having resource pool concept will really help to improve these situations.

    2 votes
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  9. SQL Version Agnostic MP Remove overrides stored in "Microsoft SQL Server on Windows (Monitoring)"

    storing overrides in a sealed MP limit the possibilities to tune management packs

    3 votes
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  10. Linux SCOM agent core files fill up space on RHEL 7

    Linux server version is RHEL 7 and I have upgraded scom agent to 1.6.4-7 .
    Space is getting filled up by Core.* files in /var/opt/omi/run path . I tried to re-install agent and reboot the machine.Still no luck.

    SCOM version 2019 UR1

    3 votes
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  11. Monitor Memory Usage in MB or GB

    Currently SCOM can monitor "Available Memory in MB". But it does not have any monitor for monitoring Memory being used either in MB or GB. All monitoring tools have this basic functionality sadly SCOM is missing such a simple monitor.
    Please add "Used Memory in MB/GB" monitor in SCOM.

    4 votes
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  12. 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.

    38 votes
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  13. SCCM MP Client Discovery Hangs

    In the latest version of the SCCM Management pack (5.0.8239.1010), the client discovery (Microsoft.SystemCenter2012.ConfigurationManager.ClientDiscovery) hangs on machines that don't have the expected registry keys, it appears. It just runs forever until a 10,000 event is logged, then it starts again.

    I found other users reporting this here:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/32eed438-87e0-40bc-99b6-e701cef440c4/sccm-2012-mp-discovery-issue?forum=operationsmanagermgmtpacks

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  14. Enable Edge for Web Availability and Transaction tests monitor

    Many new web sites now are blocking IE to accept only Edge. So Web transaction recorder is not working. Even a simple GET test is not working. Is there plan to enable Edge as a working browser for SCOM 2019 Web Application Monitoring templates ?

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  15. Alert "Severity" and "Priority" does not show the exact value in Email notifications in SCOM 2016 & 2019

    When an Email Alert is generated from SCOM, The Alert subject line & Email body display the Alert "Severity" and "Priority" in the form of numbers. I.e # Severity 0,1,2 instead of mentioning the actual severity

    Severity : Critical , Warning or Information

    Priority : High, Medium or Low

    It is a bit difficult for end user to remember which number represents what. It would great to see a fix for this on a future UR.

    4 votes
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  16. integrate Capacity planning in SCOM

    it ll be nice having capacity planning for persormance in SCOM.

    9 votes
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  17. Integration with Meraki Network Devices

    Currently, only devices supporting all of the properties in the system MIB-II are able to be discovered in SCOM using SNMP (as far as I understand).

    Cisco/Meraki do not support some of these properties which results in a failure to discover the device with SNMP.

    Whilst this is a lack of support from Meraki, I assume to persuade customers to use their Meraki dashboard, this IS possible to add such devices in SolarWinds, even though information is restricted. It still allows the device to be discovered.

    Meraki devices can be managed and monitored via API, therefore SCOM needs to be…

    3 votes
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  18. Container Monitoring in SCOM

    Support for container monitoring in SCOM.

    123 votes
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    under review  ·  Neha Garg responded

    We want to understand the ask in details here. Please upvote this idea and share your ask in comments. We will contact you via email to understand the scenario better. Thanks.

  19. 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…

    315 votes
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  20. OpenSource Management Packs

    Hi!
    Make please centralized repository for your (and community) management packs. Community can help you to improve and fix management packs faster.

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