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  1. SCOM 2016/2019 Operations Console on Windows Server Core, cannot import management packs from disk

    I believe to have found a bug when attempting to import management packs from disk when using the Operations Console on a Server Core. (Note: Using the Operations Console from a remote computer that is not Server Core works).

    Scenario:


    • SCOM 2016 and 2019

    • Windows Server 2019 Server Core (Have not yet verified with Windows Server 2016 Server Core).

    • The "ServerCore.AppCompatibility~~~~0.0.1.0" Features on Demand (FOD) has been installed.

    • Management server & Operations Console features installed.

    When using the Operations Console on the Windows Server 2019 Server Core computer, and when attempting to import management packs from local disks, you receive…

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  2. pre-requisite tool kit for SCOM

    Microsoft system center familie prooduct like SCCM got a client side and server side tool kit to investigate the issues and check the workflows, kindly assist with similiar tool kit for SCOM, thanks

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  3. Solaris 64bit agent support

    really need support for 64bit versions of Solaris, the current version installs as 32-bit even on 64-bit

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    0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. "Time Skew Monitor" in Active Directory MP generates false alerts with low threshold

    The "Time Skew Monitor" in the AD MP is based on an LDAP query of the local machine as well as the remote PDC. These are done back to back, but also have retries (and delays) built in. With this design, if either server is busy and takes some time to process the command, or if there are connectivity issues that require retries, all of this additional time is potentially included in the calculated skew. This can lead to the calculated skew being many seconds larger than the actual skew between the machines. This issue has lead to lots of…

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  5. Removing Sliverlight dependency from SCOM 2016 web console

    May we expect to remove the Silverlight dependency from SCOM 2016 in near future through a Update Rollup patch?

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  6. Bring in Rule/Monitor to Alert on Windows Activation Status

    Currently SCOM does not have the ability to monitor Windows Servers Activation Status in a Windows environment. There is no KMS MP either to supplement this Monitor. Bring this functionality back so SCOM can be used in place of a 3rd party tool.

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  7. Add Computer to Group -task for Windows - and Unix/Linux computers in Monitoring view

    Add computer to group task for Windows/Linux/Unix computers. With task You can select group from existing groups and add computer to in it.

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  8. When an SCOM Agent's Operations System undergoes In-place upgrade, Post upgrade duplicate objects are seen in SCOM related to the Agent

    When an SCOM Agent's Operations System undergoes In-place upgrade, Post upgrade duplicate objects are seen in SCOM related to the Agent

    In this example Duplicate Disks, Network adapters can been seen. Kevin Holman has blogged about this topic as well - https://kevinholman.com/2019/07/01/do-you-have-duplicate-logical-disks-in-scom/#:~:text=It%20isn't%20terribly%20harmful,in%20SCOM%20as%20a%20whole.

    It would be great to have a design change to handle this internally within SCOM rather than Administrators deleting and re-approving the same in the SCOM console.

    Lot of manual validation needs to be done as follows:


    1. Once the Agent is deleted, We have to wait to a day for the Agent to be groomed automatically to…

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  11. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  20. 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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