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  1. nice

    nice

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    • Subscriptions need path and source column in Object Search / Availability objects!

      Subscriptions need path and source column in Object Search / Availability objects

      It's currently impossible to create subscriptions if you have multiple available objects in SCOM with the same name, but there's no way to determine which is the one you need to add in the subscription!

      Please add (the option to add) columns path and source so it's visible what the parent object is.

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      • Office 365 - Use Auto Close Monitors instead of rules for Incidents

        Currently the O365 MP all alerts are generated by a rule, and then there's another rule to close the alert (eventually, have yet to see it work). Why not use the already present (and well working) workflows from OpsManager to determine health instead and THEN generate incident alerts based on health state?. The IncidentState information is already in the Datasource's PropertyBag, why not use it in the ConditionDetectionModule to determine health.

        Also, while there is a somewhat detailed HealthModel which can and should be used as targets for the monitors above, there are no monitors attached to the classes so…

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        • Move Update Rollups away from Microsoft Update Catalog

          MUC isn't working with secure browsers at the moment. And the MUC Client just won't install due to security settings half the time.

          The current best way to download the updates is through a sandbox VM, and that's just bad.

          Move Update Rollups away from MUC, or fix the catalog so that it actually works in Edge.

          5 votes
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          • Stop process monitoring on UNIX

            Hi all,
            here is my scenario:

            Created a UNIX process monitor using the template. Target is a custom group with some explicit members.

            Monitoring works fine but as soon as I want to remove this process monitor by removing the computer from the Group it does not undiscover the computer from the process class.

            So, you have to disable the discovery for this object by override and run the Remove-DisabledClassInstance CMDLET.

            I haven't checkt with other customers but I assume this is a general issue.

            Thanks for fixing,
            Patrick

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            • SCOM - MongoDB Monitoring Survey

              The System Center Operations Manager product team wants to hear about your requirements on MongoDB monitoring.

              Your response to this survey will help us better understand your requirements and issues, so that we can improve the monitoring experience.

              To provide your feedback, please follow this link to the survey – https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0JTRZrjCWlv0lmd

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              • dashboard

                Make dashboard wizard a true wizard. Make creation easier, more intuitive. Being new to SCOM 2012R2, the amount of choices, data and selections available is utterly overwhelming. Reimaging the wizard to be more detailed with selections for ideas based on questions presented so the process will understand exactly what it is you are trying to get the system to presetnt to you!!? At this point I am dang near just completely overwhelmed. An example would be: A Process/wizard that would walk me through selecting the necessary objects to create a dashboard would show the overall heath of all of my…

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                • Limit the Grooming Settings or improve database indexes

                  I think it would be very useful to limit the groomig settings to X days or improve to have better consoles performance.

                  We had a critical problem (all consoles performing very very slow... eceiving timeouts... hanging...) and it was only because a 30 days database configuration for "State change events data".

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                  • Allow manual manipulation of downtime periods in availability reports

                    I would like to have a way to edit the downtime periods in availability (and other health related) reports, because many times the recorded downtime was not truly downtime. Sometimes recorded uptime was truly downtime, but no monitor was in place to detect it.

                    3 votes
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                    • Ability to sort and filter display columns when creating a view

                      On the Display tab of the properties of a view, you should be able to sort the list of entries as well as filter the list. In most environments there will be well over 100 entries and they are not sorted by default. This makes it hard to find specific entries.

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                      • Create MP based on existing solution in VSAE

                        It would be great to being able to create a new MP (solution based on an existing one in Visual Studio. Very often MPs are similar (Network devices, for e.g.).

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                        • OleDB database monitors are created as classes instead of class instances

                          OleDB monitors are created as classes instead of class instances.
                          This doesn't work in combination with subscriptions.

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                          • Ability to duplicate a subscription

                            Today, there is no way to duplicate a subscription from within the SCOM console.

                            This is a pain, because the wizard for creating a subscription in SCOM is very, very verbose with numerous pages. So when I have to create multiple subscriptions which only differ from each other slightly, I want to smash my face into the nearest blunt object.

                            This would be one of those quick fix solutions which would reduce the pain involved in using SCOM.

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                              3 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                            • 'Stopped (deallocated)' Status in Azure should NOT be a 'Critical' State in SCOM

                              As a cost saving exercise we often Shutdown IaaS VM's in Azure.
                              Would be beneficial if the Azure MP understood the Azure Status of 'Stopped (deallocated)' and presented a State other than Critical, which is not good from a Dashboard\Workspace perspective.

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                              • ADFS 2012 R2 MP SQL Configuration Database Availability Monitor

                                This monitor in the current MP (7.1.10100.1) doesn't appear to support connection strings that contain a TCP port number, eg. DB1,21433. it's passing the port number as a part of the hostname, which causes the $ping.send to fail. Honestly though, a ping monitor is pretty useless. How about a TCP port probe instead?

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                                • Fix DNS Management Pack

                                  DNS Magnament Pack v.10, error if using Global Zone.

                                  There is a bug in the zone discovery script microsoft.Windows.Server.DNS.Zone.Discovery: GlobalNames support is checked with a registry entry. The variable regVal is not declared and Option Explicit is set, so when it is used in line 59 as the variable to store the value the script fails and short circuits the entire Zone discovery process.

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                                  • Gateway Server Approval

                                    Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.gatewayApprovalTool.exe crashes or stalls

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                                    • Create a complete SCOM 2012 R2 Installer

                                      The many tweaks, scripts, work arounds, tools to get SCOM 2012 R2 installed, after running through the setup of it is crazy. Even after installing the newest updates and working with a Microsoft SCOM Engineer onsite We have spent days to get it setup. Gateway services setup is horrible to setup. You know it is bad when the Engineer onsite has to reach out to MS SCOM Support at higher level to resolve the many issues. Now we have to go up another level for support!

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                                      • hi can management pack :Windows Server Backup 7.0.8560.0 01/10/2013 also be used for windows 2012 R2, do i miss features ? thanks

                                        hi can management pack :Windows Server Backup 7.0.8560.0 01/10/2013 also be used for windows 2012 R2, do i miss features ? thanks

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                                        • 19 votes
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