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  1. Redevelop the web console.

    The Web console of Scom should be redeveloped.
    There are to manny bugs and "features"
    A list of them (not complete)
    You can not create a scope with filtered dashboards (unfiltered dashboards need to be available)
    Collumns in views are garbled up when using search function
    Lot of blank windows spaces you can not avoid
    Sub windows are not resizable
    Some text in sub windows can not be desplayed
    You can not set different settings for web en full console
    Documentation of the Html5 dashboards is incomplete
    ...

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  2. Group Policy Update Monitor False alerts

    Group Policy Update Monitor is throwing false alerts.I am using ADDS for windows server 2016 Monitoring MP 10.0.2.2. I have checked the script in background-


    GroupPolicyCheck.vbs


    Option Explicit

    SetLocale("en-us")

    Sub Main()

    Dim oAPI, oBag, oShell, oShellExec, iResult, iInterval

    Set oAPI = CreateObject("Mom.ScriptAPI")
    Set oBag = oAPI.CreatePropertyBag()

    On Error Resume Next

    Set oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
    iResult = oShell.Run("gpupdate", 0, true)

    if (iResult <> 0) Then

      Set oShellExec = oShell.Exec(&quot;gpupdate&quot;)
    

    wscript.Echo oShellExec

      for iInterval = 0 to 30
    
    if oShellExec.Status = 0 then
    oBag.AddValue &quot;State&quot;, &quot;BAD&quot;
    oBag.AddValue &quot;ErrorString&quot;, &quot;Group Policy failed to refresh properly. Gpupdate output: &quot; &amp; vbCrLf &amp;
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  3. Incorporate sudo lines for unix/linux agents in the documentation and don't change with every version

    Every new unix/linux scom agent requires changes in all sudo config files.Why? Just keep you'r installers to run with the same name.
    Also it's totally unclear which sudo lines you should use. It would be awsome if you download the managementpack that all documentation will be included with track changes off and all the info you need for the use of it.

    3 votes
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  4. Enable SCOM to monitor network devices(Access Points) using hostname as well.

    During discovery using hostname , SCOM works. But since the network device is using DHCP ( in most cases ,the APs) , it will keep changing if it is been rebooted. Once the AP got new IPs, SCOM will no longer monitor it as SCOM is monitoring it via IP .Even if the discovery is made recurring , SCOM will create a new record with different IP but same hostname. Thus the AP is "greyed" out. The only way now is to delete the existing record and manually rediscover.

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  5. SCOM Effective Monitoring Configuration for Alert - Alert Action

    Provide an Alert Action which when executed against an alert will pick the Monitor/Rule and Monitoring Object of the Alert and will output Effective Monitoring Configuration

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  6. Suppress Network Alert Storms/ Multiple Server Down Alerts /Notifications when a core network switch/router fails

    Currently if one switches goes down, we'll get 100's of notifications, which we don't want. This causes a nightmare for our Service Desk Teams to triage and close which takes hours on our ticketing system. We'd like Alert/notifications emailed that the switch is down, but we don't want a server down notification emailed for each of the servers attached to the switch. And following the same logic, we don't want notifications emailed that multiple switches & servers are down if the core switch goes down itself.

    So implement some logic or ability for customers to suppress alert storms when a…

    2 votes
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  7. allow heartbeat monitor's heartbeat intervals and # of missed heartbeat to be overrideable parameters on the monitor.

    Heartbeat frequency and number of allowed missed heartbeats should be overridable parameters on the monitor so they can be managed using the override screen as well. This adds the benefit of knowing when they have been changed. Currently only the frequency can be changed, and that is per agent or by bulk via powershell and even that is not done through a normal override as other SCOM monitors. Number of allowed missed heartbeats is only a global change at the moment so you cannot change it at all. I would like the ability to do both.

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  8. DHCP Scope % Available Monitor Broken For Tiny Scopes

    Today I found in our weekly health check we have two DHCP servers that SCOM is collecting thousands of DHCP events from. The reason for the event spam is that they have a DHCP scope that has run out of addresses. These scopes are small, one is four addresses and one is five. The "DHCP Server 2016 and 1709+ IPV4 Individual Scope Addresses Available Percentage Monitor" monitor is enabled on these scopes with default thresholds, but remains in a healthy state. I have verified that the "DHCP.10.0.IndividualScopesProbe.ps1" runs successfully on the server, and returns a percentage free of "0" for…

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  9. SCOM 2019 App Diagnotic Console supports Edge

    SCOM 2019 App Diagnotic Console only support IE

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    0 comments  ·  Application Performance Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Bug in Azure Management Pack 1.8.0.1 with parameter replacements.

    There is a potential bug in Azure Management Pack 1.8.0.1, noticed when we upgraded to the new version recently.

    The following workflow and instances will encounter the parameter replacement failure.

    Workflow: Microsoft.SystemCenter.MicrosoftAzure.AlertsMonitor.Insights.ActivityLog.Alert

    Instance: Public IP address changes on CHR-Azure Enterprise subscription (microsoft.insights/activityLogAlerts)

    Instance: Notify on apphosting related resources (microsoft.insights/activityLogAlerts)

    Instance: NotifyOnRegionIssues (microsoft.insights/activityLogAlerts)

    Failing replacement: $Data/Property[@Name='TargetResourceIds']$

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

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  11. Allow SCOM to support Log Analytic agent deployments

    The SCOM agent version deployed by SCOM is defined by the UR level. With Log Analytics agents, version control is becoming an issue. I propose some mechanism to allow SCOM to deploy the latest Log Analytics agent. Either as a patch or an alternate agent update version.

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  12. Extend MSC Operations Manager version 2019 to support earlier versions of Linux OSes.

    Please extend MSC Operations Manager version 2019 to support Red Hat Linux to version 6.x and SUSE Enterprise Linux versions 10.x and 11.x. One issue for SUSE Linux is the supported version of OpenSSL.

    4 votes
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  13. Typo in discovery interval in current Print Server MP

    Exists in "Windows Server Print Server 2016 and 1709+ Management Pack". Version 10.1.0.0, which seems to be the most current version.

    Discovery "Windows Server 2016 and 1709+ Print Services Role Discovery"

    Interval is set to "1440", which is 24 minutes. I believe it should be "14400", which is what the interval is for the previous versions of this discovery. This seems to be a simple typo...

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  14. Ability to export objects from the active view in the console

    It would be incredibly useful to be able to generate CSV or plain text files comprised of output containing all the objects in the active view of the SCOM console.

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  16. Provide examples (sample code) for SCOM 1801+ REST API

    Hi,

    since 1801 SCOM offers a REST API. That is great and I'd like to leverage it for some cross platform scenarios.

    Unfortunately the examples (currently just JavaScript and related to alerts) don't help me.

    Please add examples (sample code) in PowerShell , C# or provide Swagger compatibility.

    Many thanks

    Ruben

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  17. DFSR management pack performance colleciton rules bug

    Performance rules in DFSR management packs do not work in latest versions. Looks like "include all instances" is not selected in any of them. Recreating these rules with this option enabled collects and shows perf data.
    See this topic for details: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/614a4788-cda6-4194-aec0-e6a6446201e4/dfsr-management-pack-missing-performance-graphs?forum=operationsmanagermgmtpacks

    10 votes
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  18. Start-SCOMAgentMaintenanceMode should have -Force parameter

    Agent -initiated maintenance mode https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/manage-maintenance-mode-overview?view=sc-om-2019#enable-from-target-system-1 is great, however as of now it still forces an answer in the console prompt - preventing the use from automated scripts that run on target systems. Adding a -Force parameter that skips the "are you sure?" check would be very welcome and trivial to implement, without us having to reverse and simulate the behaviour to reach the same effect.

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  19. SCOM Installer Failure with RC4 Protocol Disabled

    SCOM 1801/1807 installer and discovery wizard fails to work until I had to enable RC4 on the DC, SCOM management server, and the SCOM database server. Please remove the RC4 dependency. I had to find this article to figure out that RC4 was my issue. https://nathangau.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/scom-installer-failure-with-rc4-protocol-disabled/

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  20. De-Activate and Activate a Management Pack

    It would be handy to De-Activate a MP instead of deleting it. Or set a MP in maintenance.

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