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  1. 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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    • 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…

      31 votes
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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.

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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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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.

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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.

                                15 votes
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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 :)

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