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  1. Access to Customfields

    1. Allow access to customfields via MOM.ScriptAPI so coding can populate on the fly.

    2. Create Microsoft supported Alert Update connector tool that will have a GUI interface to populate customfields of sealed management pack alerts.

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    • Notify the users who are connected to the Dynamics application when the Reject New Client Sessions Monitor task is executed.

      We deployed the latest version of the Management Pack Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, and now we noticed while executing 'Reject New Client Sessions Monitor' from 'Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Application Object Server Task' users are not getting notified that the administrator is going to shut down the application. The same as available in Dynamics application Console.

      Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (V 6.3.158.0)
      Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Application Object Server Task

      Task Name: - Reject New Client Sessions Monitor

      Task Description:-

      Prevent Microsoft Dynamics AX Clients from Connecting to the application object server (AOS)

      Additional requirement :-

      Notify the users who…

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      • make this release available on MSDN platforms

        MS should make these releases available on MSDN platforms for their many freelancers out there supporting system center in Microsofts interest

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        • View only Rules or Monitors, display column rule or monitor

          View only Rules or Monitors, display column rule or monitor. Would be able to display only rules or monitors option and display a column for identifying if a rule or monitor.

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          • update SCOM MP for system center 1801

            When SCOM MPs for System Center are going to be updated?
            2016 DPM MP is not working because discovery script looking for older DPM IDs. I assume that's same for other products...

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            • Modification to the licensing structure of SCOM / System Center

              1. Currently you need to license the full System Center Suite. DP, OO, SM, VMM, ... - some of those solutions do not get many updated, or are not used at our customer. Suggestion is to offer SCOM ML only - either as a Subscription or ML.

              2. Reconsider licensing for non-Windows OSEs. Linux agents are available on GitHub and open source. The cost comes into play when they are added to SCOM. "To license the OSEs under management, all physical cores must be licensed in the server being managed."
              AND: "Minimum of 16 core licenses required for each server" …

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              • Bug: Upgrading Reporting Services from 2016 to 1801 Fails to detect upgrade

                When upgrading Reporting Service on SSRS server that is not a management server from SCOM 2016 to SCOM 1801 the installation media does not detect that the management server has been upgraded. Therefore you cannot upgrade the Reporting Services
                All servers Windows 2016
                SQL 2014 Standard instance

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                • Invoke-SCXDiscovery cmdlet need to support referencing SCOM RunAs accounts

                  Currently there is no way to leverage a built in RunAs account that is pre-configured in SCOM to use Invoke-SCXDiscovery cmdlet, while it is possible to reference that when pushing an agent via the console. Inability to rely on SCOM RunAs accounts requires keeping another copy of the credentials together with the script, which in turn adds some overhead with regards to keeping those creds secure and in consistence with the SCOM store.

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                    0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bug in "Microsoft Windows Server SMB 2012 R2" Management Pack

                      There is a Bug in the "Microsoft Windows Server SMB 2012 R2" Management Pack in the Script "CheckFirewallPort.vbs" of the Monitoring Rule "Server Service: Firewall Status": it only checks directly for the String "File and Printer Sharing" in the Firewall Rules - which does not work in localized Windows Versions, as on my German 2008R2 Installations this would need to be "Datei- und Druckerfreigabe" - please assist

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                      • Network Monitoring Cisco switch WS-C2960-24PC-L (approved) is being discoverd as network adapter (Common)

                        Network Monitoring Cisco switch WS-C2960-24PC-L (approved) is being discovered as network adapter (Common) This does not offer needed performance metrics. It should be discovered as network Adapter (netcor base)

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                        • Night/Dark Mode

                          Please create a night/dark mode for the console. It can be rough on the eyes looking at the bright white.

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                          • Office 365 Management Pack 7.1.5126.0 using WRONG Office365 URLs

                            URL in the warning points to https://portal.microsoftonline.com/MessageCenter/MessageCenter.aspx which then redirects to https://portal.office.com/MessageCenter/MessageCenter.aspx WHICH DOES NOT LOAD.

                            If I manually open the Office365 Portal and visit the MessageCenter, the URL it displays is https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home#/MessageCenter

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                            • By default only most important rules & monitors activated

                              Instead of leaving the initial tuning to the administrators do it right away.

                              Administrators can then enable rules and monitors that are not essential.

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                              • 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

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                                • Fix "Management Pack Recommendations" MP 7.3.13165.0

                                  I have just updated to this latest version of the 'Management Pack Recommendations MP' via the Updates and Recommendations feature in SCOM2016. I now have a couple of hundred powershell failed to run warnings from a large number of servers for 'Lightweight non server roles discovery' filling my alerts pane. Previously zero script errors.

                                  So far been unsuccessful in resolving this issue.

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                                  • Remove the ability for Operators to use Maintenance Mode

                                    Certain customers have a global command center that acts on alerts and health states changes. As such we would like to have a more granularity level in User Role permissions. It would be nice to restrict access to maintenance mode from operators.

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                                    • Let us send notifications when 3-state monitor changes state

                                      A LOT of companies (all my customers) have a workflow where they have Warning being the proactive alert and Critical being the "send to on-call" staff alert.

                                      The problem is that SCOM only trigger a notification when the alert is created or when it is switching resolution state. This means that if an alert is sent to the low-prio channel when the 3-state monitor raises a Warning alert, no notification will ever be sent to the high-prio channel as the alert transitions to Critical.

                                      This is, honestly, such a basic notification strategy that ANY OTHER monitoring product i've used handles…

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                                      • Bug: Deploying Agents in 1801 there is no "OK" Button

                                        When upgrading agents in 1801 form the console, in the administration pane, after selecting agents there is no OK button to deploy the upgrade to selected agents. Pressing enter works and the upgrade process begins.

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                                        • Audit SCOM User Role Actions

                                          There should be an option to turn on/off auditing on each of the user role types. We have a need to delegate override privileges to our users and would like to have some insight as to what they are changing and ensure the correct management packs are used for the storage of the overrides.

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