General Operations Manager Feedback

Do you have an idea or suggestion based on your experience with SCOM? We would love to hear it! Please take a few minutes to submit your idea in the one of the forums available on the right or vote up an idea submitted by another SCOM customer. All of the feedback you share in these forums will be monitored and reviewed by the Microsoft engineering teams responsible for building SCOM. We have already added some of the feedback we received through the TAP program and the recent SCOM survey.

This forum (General Feedback) is used for any broad feedback related to SCOM.
Be specific on your feedback. The more specific, the easier and quicker for us to review. Please be concise!!

If you have technical questions or need help with SCOM, please try visit our MSDN forums.

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Linux and Office 365 Monitoring Enhancment

    we should focus towrards unix monitoring like we need enhance it for Docker and Linux certificate monitoring. And should also closly work on office 365 momitoring.

    I am working with 2 clients and Linux monitoring is not at that par good and office 365 too.

    4 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove Dependency on SQL Server Agent for SCOM 2016 Maint Mode

      Currently, the Maintenance Mode scheduler makes use of SQL Server Agent jobs to schedule the maintenance windows. This creates issues in highly available environments and an unnecessary dependency. Scheduled maintenance should be handled by a rule like other tasks.

      11 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • BUG in the installation process of SCOM 1801 Web Console (WORKAROUND)

        Hi together,
        again there is a bug in the Web Console, this time in SCOM 1801.

        I installed SCOM 1801 Web Console using "Enable SSL" option. But if I browse on Internet Explorer, or Firefox, etc. https://<WEB CONSOLE>/OperationsManager gives the following error:
        "The remote server returned an error: (404) Not found".

        I could broswe the following pages without any problem:
        https://<WEB CONSOLE>/Dashboard
        https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppAdvisor
        https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppDiagnostics

        I figured out the issue
        --------------------------
        If I install SCOM Web Console without "Enable SSL", then the access to Web Console works.

        SCOM Web COnsole installation process with "Enable SSL"…

        7 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          2 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Management Pack tuning feature needs path information!

          The Management Pack tuning feature needs path information included when viewing the alert/override sources. For example logical disk space alerts will only show the instance name - C:\ .... but we don't have any visibility of the hosting path information e.g the hosting server name, or another example SQL DB Engine.

          Please add an additional column which shows the full path information

          1 vote
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Simplify notification mechanism

            Please redesign the current notification mechanism which is based on Channels, Subscribers and Subscriptions.

            Perhaps just 2 components instead of 3

            14 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix "Management Pack Recommendations" MP 7.3.13165.0

              I have just updated to this latest version of the 'Management Pack Recommendations MP' via the Updates and Recommendations feature in SCOM2016. I now have a couple of hundred powershell failed to run warnings from a large number of servers for 'Lightweight non server roles discovery' filling my alerts pane. Previously zero script errors.

              So far been unsuccessful in resolving this issue.

              14 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                4 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • support maintenance schedules which targets a SCOM group with a lot of members

                When a maintenance schedule targets a SCOM group with 500+ members/objects to put into maintenance mode, each object is put into maintenance mode simultaneously. This means each object will exit maintenance mode simultaneously as well. This results in a very large MaintenanceModeStage table in the data warehouse. The rule which processes this table has a 30 second timeout, while it takes several minutes to process all entries, and raises multiple 31551 events. The timeout value cannot be changed.
                Would it be possible to either not put each group object in maintenance mode simultaneously, or to allow the timeout value to…

                3 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to decline MP Recommendations

                  With 1801+ the "Updates and Recommendations" node also includes 3rd Party MP's

                  However, I may not want these MPs to be installed (Ie Costs, etc). So when it comes to updating MPS that are already installed, I need to do them one at a time

                  Can we have the ability to decline MPS that we don't want to update or install?

                  3 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow SCOM Unix Agent to Run as a non-root account with elevated privileges

                    At current time, the Unix agent for SCOM 2012 R2, 2016 and 1801 requires that the agent software run with root user credentials. Any software that runs directly as the root user is a security risk.

                    I'd like to see a future version of the SCOM Unix Agent that could run as a non-root user, with elevated privileges, so that the agent can properly monitor the Unix client while minimizing security risks.

                    1 vote
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide capability to apply update rollups from console

                      Would like to have the ability to apply a rollup to the environment without visiting each server and without creating custom scripts. Simply pull down the rollup and apply to selected servers from the console.

                      27 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • SQL TDE Support for SCOM 2016

                        We are implenting SQL TDE for all our SQL databases in our organization including SCOM. Based on Microsoft support this is not a supported scenario. We need Microsoft to support SQL TDE implementation in SCOM 2012/2016.

                        1 vote
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • SCOM S2D 2016: Storage Subsystem Sync Alert Rule triggering of disabled adapter

                          Running a 2016 Storage spaces direct cluster. The "SCOM S2D 2016: Storage Subsystem Sync Alert" rule is triggering a warning " The network interface '[interface]' has become disconnected." of interfaces that are disabled in the OS.

                          3 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Script Rule & Monitor wizard should offer Syntax highlighting, better also intelli-sense and code-completion for VBS and PS1

                            That would make script rules and monitor creation so much easier and less error prone.

                            Thank you :-)

                            3 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • "Send Queue % Used" Monitor in Core MP doesn't work

                              The "Send Queue % Used" Monitor targeted to the "Agent" class in the "System Center Core Monitoring" MP (version 7.1.10226.1177) never changes state, even when the threshold is exceeded. Additionally, the thresholds in the documentation do not match the thresholds actually configured in the monitor.

                              1 vote
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Multi Select Alerts in Web Console

                                Can we please have the ability to select more than one alert in the Web Console?

                                At present (v1801), you can only select one update at a time

                                This makes changing the likes of the Resolution State time consuming if there are a few of them..

                                2 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Linux Agent initiated Maintenance Mode feature

                                  This feature is intended for triggering maintenanace mode from Linux agent system with superuser previliges.

                                  36 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    3 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fix Remote Desktop Services Management Pack

                                    Currently the performance dashboards in the RDS 2016 management pack do not work, I have looked at the XML and this appears to be because they are looking for Server 2012 R2 object, not Server 2016.

                                    Please resolve this so we can monitor RDS 2016 performance via the built in dashboards.

                                    1 vote
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Performance report improvements

                                      Allow performance report to have multiple series via a group. e.g. a group of 30 windows OS classes to show as individual colored lines on the graph, currently you have to add each class individual, as adding the group in, just adds one line to the graph, creating a average value for the whole group

                                      3 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • use the linux best practises for package deployment

                                        Currently the linux agent is distributed using a management pack that implements a huge script that installs the agent.
                                        This script violates almost every (if not all) best practise for linux distributions to packaging and installing software on linux.
                                        This makes maintaining the package a huge task that is very prone to errors.
                                        Using the distributions best practises to package and install software will make this a lot easier for you.
                                        - less errors
                                        - it will save you time.
                                        - support will be easier
                                        - less complex
                                        - most off your work has already been done for you
                                        -…

                                        1 vote
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          1 comment  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Install-SCOMAgent cmdlet doesn't configure failover Management Server(s)

                                          Hi,

                                          Deploying agents using the Install-SCOMAgent cmdlets seems to do the exact same process as pushing agents from the console as when you run the cmdlet you can see that the installation is in progress by looking in Pending Actions in the console.

                                          However it seems not to be exactly the same process as Agents deployed using the cmdlet don't seem to be aware of failover Management Servers and doing Get-SCOMAgent then looking at .GetFailoverManagementServers() confirms that as it returns nothing.

                                          12 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base