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  1. SCOM Monitoring Failure with PowerBI Report Server / SSRS Updates

    Hello,

    We are using SCOM 2019 to monitor our SSRS and Power BI Report Server deployments using the SQL 2017+ Reporting Services management pack (v7.0.15.0).

    This management pack is able to successfully monitor SSRS 2017 and Power BI Report Server deployments up to May 2019, however when upgrading or deploying to Power BI Report Server September 2019, the "Report manager accessible - PBIRS" monitor in SCOM becomes critical and the following error appears in the RSPortal log file under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Power BI Report Server\PBIRS\LogFiles:

    2019-12-05 10:41:19.4770|ERROR|37|DOMAIN\SCOMRunAsAccount ::1: HEAD - 0:00:00.0004824
    Exception: System.Net.ProtocolViolationException: Bytes to be written to the stream…

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  2. "Web Console"

    The HTML Web Console should have the same display features as the full client, for all monitoring views:
    -The views should display all the columns that are defined
    -All columns should be sortable
    -The views should allow for personalization
    -The user should be able to resize the columns

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    0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. add documentation to the managementpacks

    On the download page for microsoft official managementpacks some packs have documentation to download. Some have them incorperated in the msi, some have documentation on the download page, some have no documentation, like update services 2016.
    It would be nice if it was all the same and if i always can find documentation

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  5. Hi , pls enable option to customize webconsole. Now is impossible publish dashboard ,alerts to managers. i cannot hide nav panel etc.

    Hi , pls enable option to customize webconsole. Now is impossible publish dashboard ,alerts to managers. i cannot hide nav panel etc.

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  6. Live map dashboard should be added into SCOM 2019 coming releases

    Dashboard capability need to be improved for SCOM

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  7. Invalid ‘Data Access Service SPN Not Registered’ entries in the ‘Operations Manager’ event log

    As per Kevin Holman’s article entitled ‘OpsMgr 2012: What should the SPN’s look like?’ (i.e. https://kevinholman.com/2011/08/08/opsmgr-2012-what-should-the-spns-look-like/), please correct the following erroneous event log entries that are logged when the SDK service is restarted (and configured with an AD account):

    Event Log: Operations Manager
    Event ID: 26371
    Event Source: OpsMgr SDK Service
    Event Level: Warning
    Event Description:

                The System Center Data Access service failed to register an SPN. A domain admin needs to add MSOMSdkSvc/MS1 and MSOMSdkSvc/MS1.contoso.com to the servicePrincipalName of CN=MS1,CN=Computers,DC=contoso,DC=com
    

    The events are still being logged, even in SCOM 2019.

    Thank you,

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  8. create a SCOM 2019 UR1 integrated installer to allow for GMSA

    Currently you have to install SCOM 2019 then upgrade to UR1 and then change all accounts to GMSA. This means duplication of effort and multiple accounts. If you want to add a new MS you still need the old sdk and action accounts. We need a new installer so that GMSA accounts can be used from the beginning.

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  9. SCOM2019 HTML Notifications To Support Escaped Characters

    SCOM2019 HTML Email Notifications is great feature.

    BUT there is an issue if html escaped characters appear in Alert Description (for example) - alert email notification will be truncated and this is frustrating.

    Some kind of computation like $AlertDescriptionHTML = [System.Net.WebUtility]::HtmlEncode($AlertDescription) must be supported in the notification workflows!!

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  10. ICMP ping monitor for linux device as we have for windows machine

    Can we have failed to connect to computer monitor(icmp ping) alert for linux devices as we have for windows devices op

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  12. catalog

    Someone needs to properly start managing the SCOM catalog behind 'import management packs'.
    Currently it's quite a mess/chaos:
    - It contains MPs for obsolete products,
    - The descriptions of many management packs make not completely clear which MP you should actually choose, sometimes there are several versions, etc
    - Many Microsoft products are missing
    - Some management packs are available on the internet but not in via the catalog
    - There are sample entries in the catalog (in a production catalog environment?!)
    - Some server roles seem to have multiple management packs or legacy dependencies because MPs are stacked and…

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  13. AudioCodes need to be support for SCOM 2016

    We need to have the AudioCodes devices monitoring more metrics beside simple 'ICMP Ping' and 'SNMP Ping' function. The current certification property of the AudioCodes devices discovered by SCOM not Certified but Generic. In this way, SCOM can't capture any SNMP traps sent from AudioCodes.

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  14. Management Pack to monitor ADFS 2019 MP

    HI, Brian Wren had mentioned that Microsoft would always have a Management Pack for every Microsoft product. Currently Microsoft does NOT have an MP to monitor ADFS

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  15. Office 365 Management Pack Support for Office365 GCC High Environments

    Add support for GCC High environments in the Office365 Management Pack

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  16. DFS Namespaces MP 10.0.0.0 Bug

    There appears to be a bug in the "DFS Namespaces Role Service Discovery (Windows Server 2016 and 1709+)" discovery within this MP. On every server it runs on in my environment I get error 4511 from source "HealthService" in the agent log:

    "Initialization of a module of type "RegistrySyncProbe" (CLSID "{472364F2-A1F0-41C0-9A8F-E00C92C2AB31}") failed with error code The parameter is incorrect. causing the rule "Microsoft.Windows.FileServer.DFSN.10.0.RoleServiceDiscovery" running for instance "SOMESERVER.mydomain.com" with id:"{982B451D-958B-EC97-1FCE-E04CA6402B58}" in management group "MyCompany"."

    I'm not the only one seeing this, there is a thread created in January about this:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/fbc0ce74-ac57-4517-8704-ed6550e19aad/event-4511-healthservice-initialization-of-a-module-of-type-quotregistrysyncprobequot?forum=systemcenter

    I'll be disabling this discovery in my environment until this…

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  17. LVM

    There is no monitoring above the physical volume for linux. I do realize that LVM is software management above the physcial volume and is centric to Linux thus not a standard health across both OS (Linux and Windows) but this topic came up as LVM is a standard for linux that was question why SCOM doesn't have a MP for it, but other Linux Monitoring Platforms does (e.g. Zabbix)

    This will help to provide such MP in the Linux stack to show Microsoft is keeping thier promise that Microsoft loves linux.

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  18. UNIX/LINUX OS Sub versions update needs to be reflected

    when ever UNIX/LINUX OS Subversions are updated, SCOM should reflect the subversion automatically on SCOM UI. for example currently we are monitoring SUSE 12.3, as part of upgrade team has upgraded to 12.4 this version never reflect on SCOM UI until we remove the server from SCOM, and re-discover.
    this needs to be fixed.

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  19. Description Bug: MSSQL on Windows: Some securables are inaccessible

    In the MSSQL on Windows: Some securables are inaccessible alert the Alert description states that the following objects are views;
    - msdb.dbo.sysjobschedules
    - msdb.dbo.log_shipping_primary_databases
    - msdb.dbo.log_shipping_secondary_databases

    These are actually Tables in MSDB. This can be confusing for non-SQL SCOM admins when trying to troubleshoot and resolve issues

    This should be updated to reflect that they are tables not views.

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  20. 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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