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  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    29 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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…

    306 votes
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  9. maintenance technician

    Freelance maintenance technicians also benefit from establishing relationships with multiple clients. Working as a freelancer, you’ll gain employment experience with a variety of businesses, boosting your overall skill set and providing you with more work opportunities in the future.

    https://www.fieldengineer.com/skills/maintenance-technician-ericsson

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  10. Need a method for perpetual maintenance mode in SCOM 2016

    I want to apply a maintenance mode schedule that will keep a group of servers in mmode 'permanently'. I've tried this with a daily schedule for a duration of 1445 minutes so there's over lap when the next run happens, but it will stop running after a couple days.

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  11. Monitoring Windows IoT servers through SCOM

    We need option to install and monitor Windows IoT servers through SCOM. This requires that the agent supports installation on Windows IoT Servers and also Managements Packs for monitoring Windows IoT Servers

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  12. SCOM 2019 Web console: Maintenance Schedule/User Roles enables Active Alerts dasboards

    My need is enable only Maintenance Schedules view for users/groups and use self made Alert views in Web Console, but every time enabling Maintenance Schedule @ User Role Properties in Dashboard and Views enables Active Alerts Dashboard and Alert Closure Failure views. Could this be fixed so that only Maintenance Schedule view is possible?

    I would like also that at in Maintenance Schedule / Create I could disable Available Objects viewing automatically available servers/objects (meaning that user must know object / server name and type it to available objects field to get it for view)

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  13. IDENTITY Arithmetic overflow in ManagedEntityTypeImageRebuild

    After running SCOM environment for a long time I got this error in Event Log:

    Exception 'SqlException': Sql execution failed. Error 8115, Level 16, State 1, Procedure ManagedEntityTypeImageRebuild, Line 56, Message: Arithmetic overflow error converting IDENTITY to data type int.

    Problem lies in the SP where a DELETE statement is executed instead of a TRUNCATE TABLE statement.

    9 votes
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  14. Option to repeat email notifications until resolved

    Option to resend notifications on a schedule. For example, send the notification once every three hours until the alert is closed.

    3 votes
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  15. Install-SCOMAgent cmdlet with -noAPM parameter SCOM 2019

    We want to automate the installation of the SCOM agent using PowerShell for our SCOM 2019 environment. The documentation for the Install-SCOMAgent cmdlet has an optional parameter -NoAPM to prevent installing the APM component on every agent. According to the docs this optional parameter is no longer valid with SCOM 2019. Is there another way to skip the installation of the APM component using PowerShell for SCOM 2019?

    3 votes
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  16. Manually run an Object Discovery

    Give within the SCOM console the ability to run an Object Discovery manually with a simplified wizard. In the wizard you can select the group of systems where the discovery need to run on and run the discovery manually.

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  17. Container Monitoring in SCOM

    Support for container monitoring in SCOM.

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    5 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    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.

  18. Monitor Schedule Reports

    I miss a standard monitor for configured scheduled reports, like execute with error or not execute on configured time.

    Regards, Francesco

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  19. 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.

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  20. The possibility to start a maintenance mode schedule manually

    Today when you press stop on a MM schedule, the objects in the schedule leaves MM.
    It would be nice it there were a 'run now' button. Just like in the Windows Task scheduler.

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