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  1. 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    The latest management pack to monitor Microsofts developer collaboration software is painfully outdated.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"

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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.

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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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                      • Improve SNMP MP Generator App

                        One thing the current version doesn't do is create the threshold as an overrideable parameter. This makes tuning the threshold painful.

                        It would also be nice if the MIB browser appended .0 to single-instance OIDs. Copying from the right-hand side of the screen to the left doesn't work, which confused me for a bit.

                        Finally, I'd like to see the tool prompt for names to use within the management pack. The tool can automatically append .rule, .monitor, alert.message, etc.

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                        • Read-Only Administrator Role

                          There should be a Read-Only Administrator Role that allows the viewing of all the useful views and dashboards in the SCOM Admin pane, but without the ability to perform actions such as run tasks etc.

                          Our scenario is that we have regulators that say because tasks can be performed against a server (and so someone could, if they want, maliciously run code through SCOM to do something bad to a server), we have to record these sessions and have the accounts managed via tools such as CyberArk.

                          The issue here is that all of the roles from SCOM Administrator down…

                          54 votes
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                          • RunAs profile for Office365 monitoring

                            The guide mentions a RunAs Profile should be configured manually for the Subscription Proxy Secure Reference. However it does not mention what the RunAs account should be targetted to. Is "all targetted objects" the correct one to use?

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                            • Allows console credentials to be passed through to tasks

                              When running a task and needing to override the predefined Run As account, it would be great if you could just choose to pass through the credentials used to connect to the console instead of typing them in.

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                              • URLgenie or Web Application monitoring

                                URLgenie should be part of SCOM. It is powerful and flexible with websites that require certificate based authentication. Current web application availability monitoring does not support certificate popups. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/tysonpaul/2015/05/04/urlgenie-management-pack-for-scom-an-easy-powerful-solution-for-bulk-website-monitoring/

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                                • Should be able to put monitors/Rules in maintenance mode.

                                  Would like to see the option to put monitors/Rules in maintenance mode for group of servers instead of having servers/objects in maintenance mode.

                                  For example, I just want to put " IIS availability monitor" in to maintenance mode for group of servers, so that I don't need to worry about keeping servers/object in to maintenance mode, as I want to monitor server but just on IIS.

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                                  • 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.

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