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  1. 14 votes
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    • Update the Universal Linux Management Pack Guide (UniversalLinuxMPGuide.doc)

      The "Universal Linux Management Pack Guide for System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager" guide included with Linux Management Packs has not been updated since April of 2013, and does not reflect accurate information (e.g. does not include Oracle Linux 7 as supported). The guide should be reviewed and updated with any new version of the MPs.

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      • Disappeard network devices in SCOM 2012 R2

        Dear All,
        I am 2.5 lvl SCOM specialist implementing SCOM monitoring solution for our customer.
        we are missing several network devices from time to time, they disappear from inventory with no trace.
        These are switches by cisco (Cisco-N9K), F5. Certified devices for SCOM.
        The devices were correctly discovered by network discovery and were for some time monitored by ports 161, 162. We set port monitoring for them, some time later the whole device is gone.
        What hurts us the most that we do not see any input in log Console (Monitoring\Task Monitor) or even in database about the deletion.
        We…

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        • Fix GetOSVersion.sh it is broken for CentOS 7 discovery

          CentOS 7 discovery is failing with the following exception:

          GetOSVersion.sh due to a bug where centOs 7 was not discovered and reporting the following exception during the discovery process:
          /etc/centos-release: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `('
          /etc/centos-release: line 1: `CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) '

          Workaround which works:
          edit the /etc/centos-release file and remove the word (core) from the end, run discovery, then add (core) back.

          affected: SCOM 2012 R2 UR12, SCOM 2016

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          • Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA) Monitoring for Server 2016

            Does an existing management pack cover monitoring for ADBA or Volume Activations in Server 2016?

            There is a related blog for KMS at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/silvana/2015/03/23/monitoring-kms-2012-with-scom-2012/ but I haven't been able to find any specific to ADBA or VA in Server 2016.

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            • DHCP 2016 Management Pack Low Privilege instructions need correcting!

              Full access to HKLM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DHCPServer\Performance key DOES NOT EXISIT. THE KEY THAT EXISIT IS PARAMETERS. Does this make a difference in discovery or rights access?

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              • Alert Tuning Wizard in SCOM 2016 needs a Path Column

                When using the new alert tuning wizard in SCOM 2016 you often find that the alert source dialogue is utterly useless.
                It only contains two columns, Source and Alert Count. The problem is that Source is often not enough to decide whether it's the right source or not.

                For example, all alerts from database instances with default instance name are all listed as MSSQLSERVER, giving you a helpful dialog looking like this:
                MSSQLSERVER 25
                MSSQLSERVER 19
                MSSQLSERVER 18
                MSSQLSERVER 14
                MSSQLSERVER 11
                MSSQLSERVER 7
                MSSQLSERVER 6
                MSSQLSERVER 3

                I have no idea what database instance I am tuning alerts on…

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                • Hyper-V 2012 R2 MP: Free Disk Space calculation issue

                  Calculation of free disk space and used space in Virtual Hard Disk free disk space monitor in Microsoft Windows Hyper-V 2012 R2 Monitoring MP is not correct. Used space is being calculated as zero. The GetDiskPartitionSpaceV2.ps1 script is using $UsedSpace = $drive.UsedSpace/$MEGABYTE which does not return anything.

                  This way it works fine.

                  $FreeSpace = $drive.FreeSpace/$MEGABYTE;
                  $UsedSpace = $TotalSpace-$FreeSpace;

                  MP Version: 7.1.10107.0

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                  • Rollup 2 will not be shown as agent update and can not be seen in console

                    After having installed RU2 after RTM (no RU1), the agents do not go into pending modus to be upgradable. Only with MP https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Agent-Version-b0bbdfb3 the real version is viewable.
                    Only when you do a repair on the agents, the version will be updated to the newest Rollup

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                    • SQL MP 2016 and 2014

                      The change does not appear documented and provides the customer no advance warning that this change will be required.

                      The class definition for Microsoft.SQLServer.Database (<ClassType ID="Microsoft.SQLServer.Database" Accessibility="Public" Abstract="false" Base="System!System.Database" Hosted="true" Singleton="false" Extension="false">) shows that the base class for SQLServer.Database is System.Database. In the management packs that include, and precede, SQL Server 2012, the entry for the derived 20XX database classes (<ClassType ID="Microsoft.SQLServer.2012.Database" Accessibility="Public" Abstract="false" Base="SQL!Microsoft.SQLServer.Database" Hosted="true" Singleton="false" Extension="false" />) states that they are derived from the Microsoft.SQLServer.Database class. Moving onto the derived 2014 and 2016 database classes (<ClassType ID="Microsoft.SQLServer.2016.Database" Accessibility="Public" Abstract="false" Base="System!System.Database" Hosted="true" Singleton="false" Extension="false">), it is stated that they…

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                      • Allow overrides for the health state conditions on a monitor

                        SCOM overrides only allow you to change the severity of an alert that is generated by a monitor.

                        I have the need to be able to also change the health state that the monitor goes into when it goes into an error state.

                        Example: I am running the SQL management pack which comes with the monitor, "Page Life Expectancy". This monitor generates alerts, and those alerts are of a Critical severity by default. Using overrides, I can change the alert severity to something lower if I'd like, such as warning or informational.

                        What I can't do, and have a strong…

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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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                          • Make it possible to supress alerts across different instances of the same rule workflow.

                            Make it possible to supress alerts across different instances of the same rule workflow.

                            This way it will be possible to i.e. supress alerts comming from the same rule running on different machines.

                            Today in case of a non-empty tag SuppressionValue:

                            <Suppression>
                            <SuppressionValue>value</SuppressionValue>
                            </Suppression>

                            Suppression is based on the hash calculated from “value” + workflow ID

                            The workflow ID in the current supression algorithme is the work flow instance ID - I’d like it to be possible in some cases to use the workflow type/class ID for suppression instead.

                            8 votes
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                            • Build Task Scheduler monitoring into the Windows Management Packs

                              Build in support for windows tasks scheduler as well as task level monitoring into the Windows Management packs. This should include standard tasks as well as clustered tasks. Monitoring on exit codes, runtime, events, etc

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                              • WinRM and Workstation service in Windows Server 2016 stops when SCOM agent is installed

                                Deploying New HyperV hosts and not installing the SCOM agent everything is stable. But when I install SCOM agent on any host I see "Host not responding" in Virtual Machine Manager Console. This didn't happen prior to installing SCOM agent. In SCOM I get several errors, i.e. "WinRM not running" and "Workstation service" not running, as well as WMI is unhealthy. This happens on all server 2016 monitered.

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                                • Give admins the ability to extend the classes and make available in the GUI. E.g. Add a customer attribute to the Windows Computer class. Al

                                  Give admins the ability to extend the classes via the Console GUI. E.g. Add a customer attribute to the Windows Computer class. Have this item(s) available to alerts, group populator's etc. This would be particularly useful for multi-tenant SCOM platforms.

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                                  • AlwaysOn

                                    Would love it if SCOM supported the Multi-subnet flag for AlwaysOn instances rather than having to use the workaround that is currently in place to get SCOM to work when its databases are moved to AlwaysOn Listeners.

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                                    • 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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                                        • 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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