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  1. Allow to install the Operations Manager DB in a SQL cluster instance with mount point

    1. Installing a SQL cluster with mount points is supported https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/819546
    2. Operations Manager supports hosting the DB in a Failover Cluster configuration https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn249696.aspx

    You can use SQL Server failover clustering or SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn

    3. Mount Point configuration is considered a Failover Configuration Instance FCI
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff929171(v=sql.110).aspx
    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_pfe_blog/2013/07/30/adding-mount-points-to-a-wsfc-sql-cluster-fci-instance/
    4. The installation of the Operations Manager database cannot be completed because it is unable to detect disk space available where the data files are located in the SQL instance FCI with mount points https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2702933

    System Center 2012 Operations Manager setup cannot determine the free disk space for the operational database…

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    • [bug] in vsae with Cyrillic

      Problem is that if i will try to add some cyrrylic to Alert Description via Templates for unit monitor mp will fail to build

      Error Invalid character in the given encoding. Line 64, position 1.
      137BO Monitoring Services.mptg.mpx
      64

      If i will create unit monitor and display string with pure XML - all is ok

      So, it is a bug

      Also - https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/2630e0e1-d501-4a74-9ad0-23fcfe5c3675/vsae-hates-cyrillic-in-themplates-?forum=operationsmanagerauthoring

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      • Create Management Packs for Team Services and VSO

        The latest management pack to monitor Microsofts developer collaboration software is painfully outdated.
        Please update it to support Team Services and VSO.

        Don't forget the upcoming 2017 releases.

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        • Get finally rid of Silverlight - still inside SCOM 2016 ?!!

          Get finally rid of Silverlight - it is still inside SCOM 2016 ... ridiculous...

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          • Update MP for System Center Orchestrator 2012

            The SCO MP in Version 7.2.12.0 have a Problem on Entity Health (Recovery Task).
            If an object has a status "Warning" in the SCOM, a recovery task from the SCO MP is available under "Entity Health".

            The Recovery:

            <Recovery ID="Microsoft.SystemCenter.2012.Orchestrator.RemotingService.Recovery"
            Accessibility="Public"
            Enabled="false"
            Target="Microsoft.SystemCenter.2012.Orchestrator.Role.RunbookServer"
            Monitor="Health!System.Health.EntityState"
            ResetMonitor="false"
            ExecuteOnState="Warning"
            Remotable="true"
            Timeout="300">
            <Category>Operations</Category>
            <WriteAction ID="StartService"
            TypeID="Windows!Microsoft.Windows.ServiceControlManager.StartService">
            <ComputerName>$Target/Host/Property[Type="Windows!Microsoft.Windows.Computer"]/DNSName$</ComputerName>
            <ServiceName>oremoting</ServiceName>
            </WriteAction>
            </Recovery>

            The Problem is: Monitor="Health!System.Health.EntityState"

            5 votes
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            • Allow the ability to create views with "Not" as a criteria

              Allow the ability to create two separate alert\event views:
              for example:

              1 - will display all alerts that has custom field 1 'ABC'

              2 - will display all other alerts (do not contain 'ABC' under custom filed 1.)

              the first one is easy to configure and it is supported now, but for some reason there is no way to configure the second view.

              when I configure custom field 1 criteria to [^(ABC)] it will only display alerts that are not 'ABC' but has some string in it - If custom field 1 is empty (Null in the database) the alerts…

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              • group by resolution state should display state name, not state id number

                If you group events by Resolution State, only each Resolution State ID is displayed, rather than the Resolution State Name - so doing this is less useful.

                I'd like to group by Resolution State to see a history of 'Resolved' events, rather than closing them all manually.

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                • If gateway will be unavailable then suppress all alerts from servers, devices and other objects connected to it.

                  In SCOM infrastructure with many gateways (remote locations) when gateway fails (any reason, network, gateway, OS issue etc) usually cause alert storm. After it subscription will fail because of alert storm and customer receive a lot of unusefull mails or incidents. We need alert suppression.

                  4 votes
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                  • Add 'Perfmon Process Instance Name' attribute to the 'SQL DB Engine' class.

                    Add 'Perfmon Process Instance Name' attribute to the 'SQL DB Engine' class in order to satisfy a request to collect various Perfmon counters (ex.: % CPU Utilisation) from the 'Process' object associated with each SQL DB Engine process instance. Though the class includes the 'Performance Counter Object Name' attribute, this does not map to the DB Engine's 'Process Instance Name' (ex.: "sqlservr").

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                    • Allow sorting of fields when viewing content of Profiles

                      Sorting by columns does not work when viewing Associated profiles such as 'Default Action Account'. Always have to manually scroll through and read the text to find the entries.

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                      • Looking for an MP to Monitor Windows Based Containers

                        Looking for MP to monitor windows based containers, with out having to deploy anything into the container itself. i.e monitoring the docker process itself.

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                        • SQL MP - Long Running Jobs need to be overridable per job instance!

                          We have some jobs on a SQL DB server which may take long time. - Some others on the same machine not.

                          Please let the monitor be overridable per job instance!

                          Thanks :)

                          3 votes
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                          • Update WFAnalyzer.exe (MP Simulator) in Visual Studio Authoring Extensions to support Unix/Linux Simulation

                            We are currently developing very comprehensive monitoring solutions for Unix / Linux environments in our company. But we have no way to check monitoring workflows for Unix / Linux with the MP simulator. The idea behind this tool is very good, but it is unstable for Windows workflows and does not support authoring simulations for Unix / Linux. For this reason, we also often struggle with performance problems in our SCOM environment.

                            3 votes
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                            • Improve SNMP MP Generator App

                              One thing the current version doesn't do is create the threshold as an overrideable parameter. This makes tuning the threshold painful.

                              It would also be nice if the MIB browser appended .0 to single-instance OIDs. Copying from the right-hand side of the screen to the left doesn't work, which confused me for a bit.

                              Finally, I'd like to see the tool prompt for names to use within the management pack. The tool can automatically append .rule, .monitor, alert.message, etc.

                              8 votes
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                              • RunAs profile for Office365 monitoring

                                The guide mentions a RunAs Profile should be configured manually for the Subscription Proxy Secure Reference. However it does not mention what the RunAs account should be targetted to. Is "all targetted objects" the correct one to use?

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                                • Read-Only Administrator Role

                                  There should be a Read-Only Administrator Role that allows the viewing of all the useful views and dashboards in the SCOM Admin pane, but without the ability to perform actions such as run tasks etc.

                                  Our scenario is that we have regulators that say because tasks can be performed against a server (and so someone could, if they want, maliciously run code through SCOM to do something bad to a server), we have to record these sessions and have the accounts managed via tools such as CyberArk.

                                  The issue here is that all of the roles from SCOM Administrator down…

                                  50 votes
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                                  • Allows console credentials to be passed through to tasks

                                    When running a task and needing to override the predefined Run As account, it would be great if you could just choose to pass through the credentials used to connect to the console instead of typing them in.

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                                    • URLgenie or Web Application monitoring

                                      URLgenie should be part of SCOM. It is powerful and flexible with websites that require certificate based authentication. Current web application availability monitoring does not support certificate popups. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/tysonpaul/2015/05/04/urlgenie-management-pack-for-scom-an-easy-powerful-solution-for-bulk-website-monitoring/

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Need for additional security levels for auditing/logging

                                        The lack of security auditing and logging can cause the product to fail certain security checks such as FISMA. It would be beneficial to have additional auditing/logging that extends past when users log in or out, or fail to log in. It would be beneficial to have security auditing or logging when users make changes such as:

                                        - Installing/removing an agent onto a server
                                        - Installing/altering/removing a management pack
                                        - Creating/altering/removing "overrides" within a product

                                        In short, it would be beneficial to enforce some sort of auditability for who makes what changes, and when.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          4 votes
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