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  1. 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?)

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

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      • 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.

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          0 comments  ·  Application Performance Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable MFA via Okta for SCOM webui

          Enable MFA via Okta for SCOM webui

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          • authoring template sort by "Created" column

            in the authoring space, looking at the monitors created by Management Pack Templates, if I try to sort by the date in the "Created" column, it only sorts on the first digit. that is to say 1/15/2017 comes before 9/15/2012. also in typical Microsoft fashion, 11 comes before 3, so a monitor created in November of this year is 'older' than a monitor I created in March of this year.

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            • Linux OpenSSL out of Supported range

              I am trying to install SCOM agent 1.5.1-256.universal.1.x64.deb for an Ubuntu Server and when the wizard is completing the installation I received the message below .

              Unsupported OpenSSL version - must be either 0.9.8* or 1.0.*.

              I am using the version OpenSSL 1.1.0 out of supported range.

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                2 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • SCOM 2016 support SQL Server 2016SP1

                Currently SCOM 2016 does NOT support SP1. SP1 touts consistent programmability across SQL Server editions. This should also benefit the development team to streamline customizations.

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                • Topology Dashboard : Improvement.

                  1. Currently We cannot delete any specific back group when we have imported which result list of backgrounds are growing and it is getting difficult to manage them. only option to delete it at this moment is delete the MP which result it is removing all Banners where We need to re import required once will break the existing dashboards.

                  2. Need alignment option to to align Heath states of objects in rows and columns to design dashboard effectively.

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                  • Better automation possibility to Azure MP

                    Hi,

                    The Azure MP needs better automation compability for the subscription and discovery process.
                    We have high change frequency to Azure tenants and subscription that require us to add and remove subscriptions often. The current MP version only support manual configuration.

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                      0 comments  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • iPhone, Android or Windows Phone App

                      A mobile phone and tablet app that an on-call operator can use to receive notifications on and see meaningful information for those objects they have Scope to view is missing.

                      Within the app, the operator should be able to acknowledge, close or escalate an alert, drill-down into the Health Explorer and see views, dashboards similar to what they have been scoped to have access to from their User Role membership and Subscriptions.

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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                        • Displaying enum properties in console

                          Operations manager console shows ID for enum properties instead of it's localized display string. I'd like to use it in SCOM management packs but I see that it doesn't realized properly, only in SCSM.

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                          • Enquiry of monitoring Linux server through SNMP Trap

                            Could SCOM 2012 monitor the Linux server (CentOS) through SNMP Trap without installing agent on Linux server?

                            Could we check whether the below MIBs files already included in the existing SCOM server?
                            - The HOST-RESOURCES_MIB
                            - Apache web server configuration and status values (APACHE2-MIB).
                            - disk I/O (UCD-DISKIO-MIB)

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                              0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • The ability to set a schedule for ANY new or existing workflow, and allow for overriding the related parameters

                              This functionality should be included as a base configuration for ALL workflows, with a default condition of running 7/24, but configurable for new workflows, and overridable for existing workflows in sealed MPs. Though one could re-create an existing workflow, supplementing it with the "System.SchedulerFilter" condition detection module, the administrative workload of doing so for any existing workflows is unacceptable. Also, the workflows should not run at all during non-running periods, as is currently the case with the "System.SchedulerFilter" condition detection module.

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                              • The ability to add (& override) custom alert fields (1-10) associated with monitors, and not just rules

                                These are easily available in the "Configure Alerts" section of the "Create Rule Wizard" dialog box (via "Custom alert fields..." button), but is nowhere to be seen in the "Create a unit monitor\Configure Alerts" wizard's dialog box.

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                                • DataCenter Dashboard - Default Performance Tiles applied to all commonly monitored classes in views

                                  When you add a monitored object/class to a dashboard view it would be very helpful if the more commonly monitored classes had their typical performance tiles applied out of the box. This would save an awful lot of repetitive work if you're invested heavily in rolling out datacenter dashboard views using a standard group model for the tiles.

                                  Perhaps a selection in the drop-down to "Add Standard Performance Tiles"? And then you can just remove the ones you don't need.

                                  So, for example, the class "Windows Server 2012 Logical Disk" would
                                  have the typical three or four most related performance…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • SCOM 2016 Reporting Installation Documentation needs improvement.

                                    The Microsoft instructions are confusing/incorrect for this installation.

                                    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/deploy-install-reporting-server

                                    For more information, see System Requirements for System Center 2016 - Operations Manager. System Requirements for System Center 2016 - Operations Manager link <https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/orchestrator/system-requirements>

                                    The above takes you to Orchestrator requirements not Operations Manager.

                                    Here is the correct link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/plan-system-requirements

                                    Then the instruction has this:

                                    Ensure that SQL Server Reporting Services has been correctly installed and configured. For more information about how to install and configure SQL Server Reporting Services, see SQL Server Installation (SQL Server 2012).

                                    The above is 2012 and not 2016.

                                    It also says this:

                                    In…

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                                    • Allow update of MP version in VSAE when using Auto-increment version

                                      If you open a VSAE project on a new machine, the version number for the MP (if using Auto-increment) will reset to the default 1.0.0.1. However this Mp could be on version 1.0.41 and won't install unless you rebuild the soltion 40+ times or turn off Auto-Increment.

                                      It would be nice if we could set the value in the deployment tab of the MP properties and VSAE increment from that number on the next build

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                                        1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • % used Memory Monitor

                                        include two new monitors in all of the UX based MP's that does monitoring of memory by percentage used. monitors can be disabled by default. monitor A would calculate percentage free (free / total). Monitor B would calculate the same but include cache

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                                          0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix Microsoft Windows Server Guarded Fabric 2016 Management Pack

                                          Management Pack - Microsoft Windows Server Guarded Fabric 2016 Monitoring
                                          Version - 10.0.1.0

                                          Unit Monitors try to execute PowerShell Scripts but with a Module that was designed vor VBScript

                                          Unit Monitors
                                          Microsoft.Windows.GuardedFabric.10.0.GuardedHostConnectionMonito
                                          Microsoft.Windows.GuardedFabric.10.0.GuardedHostAttestationMonitor

                                          ModuleType
                                          Microsoft.Windows.TimedScript.TwoStateMonitorType

                                          Please Update MP to change Monitoring logic to use a PowerShell Probe Action like Microsoft.Windows.PowerShellPropertyBagTriggerOnlyProbe.

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