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  1. SQL Version Agnostic MP (7.0.15.0) PrincipalName Removed for DBEngines

    The new SQL 2017+ management pack for SCOM changes the PrincipalName for DBEngines. It now shows the NetBIOS type instance name instead of the Parent FQDN of the host. Additionally, the alerts do not have the field PrincipalName populated.

    This is a breaking change to orchestration and reporting.

    Would it be possible to return the PrincipleName and the Instance name?

    9 votes
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  2. Option to repeat email notifications until resolved

    Option to resend notifications on a schedule. For example, send the notification once every three hours until the alert is closed.

    3 votes
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  3. Install-SCOMAgent cmdlet with -noAPM parameter SCOM 2019

    We want to automate the installation of the SCOM agent using PowerShell for our SCOM 2019 environment. The documentation for the Install-SCOMAgent cmdlet has an optional parameter -NoAPM to prevent installing the APM component on every agent. According to the docs this optional parameter is no longer valid with SCOM 2019. Is there another way to skip the installation of the APM component using PowerShell for SCOM 2019?

    3 votes
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  4. Manually run an Object Discovery

    Give within the SCOM console the ability to run an Object Discovery manually with a simplified wizard. In the wizard you can select the group of systems where the discovery need to run on and run the discovery manually.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Make company knowledge in SCOM editable without Office

    A small but important issue have haunted SCOM since its very beginning: You cannot edit Company knowledge without installing Office on the machine you are using to connect to the managementserver, which for larger companies most likely is a TerminalServer.

    I have used SCOM for a decade now and it puzzles me that Microsoft still does not manage to either incorporate a rich text editor or at least let us edit the textfield directly without formatting in the operations console.

    As a result, we sadly are not using this feature.

    18 votes
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  6. Monitor Schedule Reports

    I miss a standard monitor for configured scheduled reports, like execute with error or not execute on configured time.

    Regards, Francesco

    4 votes
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  7. The possibility to start a maintenance mode schedule manually

    Today when you press stop on a MM schedule, the objects in the schedule leaves MM.
    It would be nice it there were a 'run now' button. Just like in the Windows Task scheduler.

    1 vote
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  8. Office 365 Management Pack Support for Office365 GCC High Environments

    Add support for GCC High environments in the Office365 Management Pack

    2 votes
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  9. Agent authentication using key

    The agent supports connecting to Log Analytics with a workspace ID and Key. Allowing agents from any cloud and domain to connect. I recommend adding a similar agent verification mentor to SCOM. This would improve the ability to manage agents in untrusted domains and external clouds.

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  10. "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

    5 votes
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  11. Allow passwordless monitoring of Linux servers on SCCM or enable password rotation policies

    Allow passwordless monitoring of Linux servers on SCCM or enable password rotation policies.

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

    Dashboard capability need to be improved for SCOM

    4 votes
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  13. JVM Memory Utilization Monitoring through SCOM 2016 or 2019

    We would like to know, if Product Group team can help\create a SCOM Management Pack for JVM Memory Utilization. Additional Information : This is not a application, it is a component level utilization in Linux server. our client(standard Insurance) is prime client of Microsoft and it would be great to have this Management Pack

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  14. JVM Memory Utilization Monitoring through SCOM 2016 or 2019

    We would like to know, if Product Group team can help\create a SCOM Management Pack for JVM Memory Utilization. Additional Information : This is not a application, it is a component level utilization in Linux server. our client(standard Insurance) is prime client of Microsoft and it would be great to have this Management Pack

    1 vote
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  16. New MP for PKI CErts

    Please introduce an MP for PKI Certificates by Microsoft. What we have is a third party MP.

    4 votes
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  17. 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…

    1 vote
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  18. 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

    6 votes
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  19. 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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  20. "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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