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  1. SCOM 2016 UR2 Web Console Maintenance Mode Column width

    Issue SCOM 2016 UR2 Web Console with Maintenance Mode Column in State views
    - width of column become high if you expand Browser window in Full screen.

    - higher width of parent Browser window - > higher width of Maintenance column

    This issue reduce usability of Web Console

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    • "Run now" for scheduled maintenance.

      "Run now" for scheduled maintenance.

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      • Include the "Universal Linux Monitoring" Management Pack with System Center 2016 Management Packs for UNIX and Linux

        Currently the System Center 2016 Management Packs for UNIX and Linux do not include the actual universal monitoring MP (Microsoft.Linux.Universal.Monitoring) for Unix/Linux, and it must be obtained from the older 2012 MPs.

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        • Bug report Dynamics AX 2012 MP

          Bug with 2 discoveries

          Please remove the association to the Microsoft.Dynamics.AX6.ManagementPack.ClassLibrary.AxDbReaderAccount profile to each of the following discoveries, as:

          1. It is generating useless alerts coming from servers without AX (i.e. server’s to which we do not distribute the DB Reader credentials); and
          2. ‘Local System’ has ample permission to check the server’s local registry

          MP Discovery
          MP : Microsoft.Dynamics.AX6.ManagementPack.EP.Monitoring.mp
          Discovery : Enterprise Portal host computer

          MP :Microsoft.Dynamics.AX6.ManagementPack.AOS.Discovery.mp
          Discovery : Application Object Server (AOS) hosts

          thank you

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          • UI resizing in web console when using Edge browser

            When using the Edge browser to view the web console, you are unable to resize any of the sections. When you click on a border, you will get a error icon (red circle with red line).

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              • Use of Or Clause at the top level of group creation

                In SCOM if we use an OR clause it defaults to AND. Need to have a functionality to acheive this.

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                • Allow import of already created dashboards into one dashboard view and share to others

                  Created dashboards can only be viewed on one screen at a time. It would be good to be able to consolidate various created dashboards into one screen as a new dashboard and share to other users as well.

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                  • "View DLC Page" link on SQL Server 2016 MP links to SQL 2014 DLC Page

                    Under Administration/Management Packs/Updates and Recommendations, when selecting SQL Server 2016. Clicking the "View DLC Page" link will take you to the SQL Server 2014 download page instead.

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                    • Improve performance widget for dynamic content population

                      At the moment the performance widget only works with static GUIDs of what it should display. Please add support for dynamic scoping so one can add a class or group target by referencing the mpinstance of it.
                      This will make it easier to transport the dashboard between SCOM installations.

                      Adding support under ManagedEntityIds for a mpreferance targer:

                      <Binding PropertyId="ManagedEntityIds">
                      <ComplexValueCollection Type="mpinstance://System.Library!System.Entity[]">
                      <ComplexValue Type="mpinstance://System.Library!System.Entity">
                      <Binding PropertyId="Id">
                      <SimpleValue Type="xsd://string" Value="$MPReference/ManagementPackId!MPElementID$" />
                      </Binding>
                      </ComplexValue>
                      </ComplexValueCollection>
                      </Binding>

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                      • 14 votes
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                        • Update the Universal Linux Management Pack Guide (UniversalLinuxMPGuide.doc)

                          The "Universal Linux Management Pack Guide for System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager" guide included with Linux Management Packs has not been updated since April of 2013, and does not reflect accurate information (e.g. does not include Oracle Linux 7 as supported). The guide should be reviewed and updated with any new version of the MPs.

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                          • Disappeard network devices in SCOM 2012 R2

                            Dear All,
                            I am 2.5 lvl SCOM specialist implementing SCOM monitoring solution for our customer.
                            we are missing several network devices from time to time, they disappear from inventory with no trace.
                            These are switches by cisco (Cisco-N9K), F5. Certified devices for SCOM.
                            The devices were correctly discovered by network discovery and were for some time monitored by ports 161, 162. We set port monitoring for them, some time later the whole device is gone.
                            What hurts us the most that we do not see any input in log Console (Monitoring\Task Monitor) or even in database about the deletion.
                            We…

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                            • Fix GetOSVersion.sh it is broken for CentOS 7 discovery

                              CentOS 7 discovery is failing with the following exception:

                              GetOSVersion.sh due to a bug where centOs 7 was not discovered and reporting the following exception during the discovery process:
                              /etc/centos-release: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `('
                              /etc/centos-release: line 1: `CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) '

                              Workaround which works:
                              edit the /etc/centos-release file and remove the word (core) from the end, run discovery, then add (core) back.

                              affected: SCOM 2012 R2 UR12, SCOM 2016

                              3 votes
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                              • Alert Tuning Wizard in SCOM 2016 needs a Path Column

                                When using the new alert tuning wizard in SCOM 2016 you often find that the alert source dialogue is utterly useless.
                                It only contains two columns, Source and Alert Count. The problem is that Source is often not enough to decide whether it's the right source or not.

                                For example, all alerts from database instances with default instance name are all listed as MSSQLSERVER, giving you a helpful dialog looking like this:
                                MSSQLSERVER 25
                                MSSQLSERVER 19
                                MSSQLSERVER 18
                                MSSQLSERVER 14
                                MSSQLSERVER 11
                                MSSQLSERVER 7
                                MSSQLSERVER 6
                                MSSQLSERVER 3

                                I have no idea what database instance I am tuning alerts on…

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                                • Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA) Monitoring for Server 2016

                                  Does an existing management pack cover monitoring for ADBA or Volume Activations in Server 2016?

                                  There is a related blog for KMS at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/silvana/2015/03/23/monitoring-kms-2012-with-scom-2012/ but I haven't been able to find any specific to ADBA or VA in Server 2016.

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                                  • DHCP 2016 Management Pack Low Privilege instructions need correcting!

                                    Full access to HKLM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DHCPServer\Performance key DOES NOT EXISIT. THE KEY THAT EXISIT IS PARAMETERS. Does this make a difference in discovery or rights access?

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                                    • Hyper-V 2012 R2 MP: Free Disk Space calculation issue

                                      Calculation of free disk space and used space in Virtual Hard Disk free disk space monitor in Microsoft Windows Hyper-V 2012 R2 Monitoring MP is not correct. Used space is being calculated as zero. The GetDiskPartitionSpaceV2.ps1 script is using $UsedSpace = $drive.UsedSpace/$MEGABYTE which does not return anything.

                                      This way it works fine.

                                      $FreeSpace = $drive.FreeSpace/$MEGABYTE;
                                      $UsedSpace = $TotalSpace-$FreeSpace;

                                      MP Version: 7.1.10107.0

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                                      • Rollup 2 will not be shown as agent update and can not be seen in console

                                        After having installed RU2 after RTM (no RU1), the agents do not go into pending modus to be upgradable. Only with MP https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Agent-Version-b0bbdfb3 the real version is viewable.
                                        Only when you do a repair on the agents, the version will be updated to the newest Rollup

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                                        • SQL MP 2016 and 2014

                                          The change does not appear documented and provides the customer no advance warning that this change will be required.

                                          The class definition for Microsoft.SQLServer.Database (<ClassType ID="Microsoft.SQLServer.Database" Accessibility="Public" Abstract="false" Base="System!System.Database" Hosted="true" Singleton="false" Extension="false">) shows that the base class for SQLServer.Database is System.Database. In the management packs that include, and precede, SQL Server 2012, the entry for the derived 20XX database classes (<ClassType ID="Microsoft.SQLServer.2012.Database" Accessibility="Public" Abstract="false" Base="SQL!Microsoft.SQLServer.Database" Hosted="true" Singleton="false" Extension="false" />) states that they are derived from the Microsoft.SQLServer.Database class. Moving onto the derived 2014 and 2016 database classes (<ClassType ID="Microsoft.SQLServer.2016.Database" Accessibility="Public" Abstract="false" Base="System!System.Database" Hosted="true" Singleton="false" Extension="false">), it is stated that they…

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