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  1. SCOM SDK does not use encryption when it establishes connections to the Operationsmanager & OperationsmanagerDW DB's as how SCVMM does.

    We have SCOM & SCVMM databases hosted in the same SQL server and noticed that SCOM SDK does not use encryption when it establishes connections to the Operationsmanager & OperationsmanagerDW DB's as how SCVMM does.

    We use the below SQL query to validate the same:

    Select distinct se.session_id, dbname= case when dbid = 0 then null when dbid <> 0 then db_name(dbid) end,
    se.login_time,host_name, se.program_name,login_name, con.encrypt_option, getdate() as 'logdate'
    from sys.dm_exec_sessions se
    LEFT JOIN sys.sysprocesses sp on se.session_id = sp.spid
    LEFT JOIN sys.dm_exec_connections con
    ON con.session_id = se.session_id
    WHERE NOT encrypt_option IS NULL and db_name(dbid) like '%Operationsmanager%'

    The field named…

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  2. Allow pasting a list of servers when creating a Maintenance Mode schedule

    We have thousands of servers we monitor and each week a subset (hundreds of them) are worked on during the maintenance window. It's very time consuming to manually find a couple hundred servers in a list of several thousand. Since we have a list of all the affected servers from our change control system, It would be great if we could just paste the server list into the Maintenance Mode Scheduler to create a one time schedule.

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  3. The Alert Description of a Message Center event should contain the Alert Context Details instead of the Incident ID

    The Alert Description of a Message Center event Alert should contain the Alert Context Details instead of the Incident ID only.

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  4. Azure VM Monitoring is not as per available Monitoring

    We have installed & imported Azure SCOM Management Pack 1.6.0.7 everything seems to be fine post installation. We were able to integrate subscription as per suggested steps with required permission. But once we start configuring metrics for CPU, Memory, Disk Utilization that's where things started to look strange. we were not able to figured it out what should be our next course of action to address this challenge. Even we could not find any fruitful information after doing some research and then we decided to raise a case (119031923002943) specific to this challenge and post our conversation with Engineer we…

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  5. Linux Read Only Monitoring

    The ability for SCOM Operations Manager to monitor when a Linux file system goes into read only mode

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  6. Possibility of changing the data type when creating Linux monitors

    When you create a Linux Monitor the default data type is String, then when your script receive a Integer data (for example) the linux monitor doesn't work properly

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  7. Azure VMs' OS monitored by Azure (not Windows Server MP) but other discoveries work

    When I bring Azure VMs into SCOM monitoring I can create alerts from perf monitoring occurring in Azure. Azure VMs are already monitored by Azure by default. SCOM OS monitors duplicate these such as CPU, memory, etc. Would be good idea to reduce duplicate monitoring to leverage Azure for OS monitors but sill allow SCOM MPs dependent on OS (such as IIS) to work. In other words, disable monitoring from the Windows Server MP but not Windows Server discovery.

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  8. Authoring tools - please create extension for VSCode

    Hello! I think it would be great if you created VSCode extension that adds to authoring of Management Packs - features like intellisense, class definitons and so on. I guess VSCode would be a nice tool to edit XML files, if it had proper definitions.

    Thanks!

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  9. SCOM 1807 ability to monitor Service Manager 2019

    We are unable to migrate to SCOM 2019, but had already migrated Service Manager and Orchestrator to 2019. Service Manager servers report OS health without issues; however, anything related to the Service Manager environment just shows as "Unknown" - since SCOM doesn't have the ability to monitor 2008 R2 servers, upgrade SCOM isn't necessarily an option for everyone.

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  10. help documents for unix/linux management packs are not updated. in this way we never come to know what is newly introduced or fixed wit

    need to update help documents for new version of unix/linux management packs. we never come to know what are fixes released or newly introduced with latest version of MP's

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  11. multiple schedules on maintenance schedules or a copy function

    Currently you can only set 1 schedule for a maintenance schedules... it'll be good to have multiple like sql jobs, or ability to copy the same schedules and paste.

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  12. Service Level Tracking - Add 'Business Hours'

    Please add the ability to define 'business hours' or schedules when authoring SLO objects. This would allow SLO tracking of objects only at given times or schedules to match business needs.

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  13. HTML authoring portal in Web Console

    Provide Operations Console authoring functionality as a HTML portal in Web Console.

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  14. Client for BE "Big Endian" Red Hat.

    Client for BE "Big Endian" Red Hat.

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  15. IM alerting to Microsoft Teams

    Dear developers,
    it would be great to see IM SCOM integration with Microsoft Teams, so IM alerting can be done for those who have migrated from SfB to Teams.

    At the moment the only option is to either have SFB server onpremise and send IM notifcations to Teams/SFB Online or to use Hooks in Teams which isn't perfect because it actually sends posts on Teams Channel rather than sending IMs to people on Teams.

    Hopefully IM notifications support for Teams will come one day.

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  16. Active Alerts view - not refreshing in non-IE browsers

    Ever since SCOM 1801, the Active Alerts view in WebConsole does not refresh automatically in non-IE browsers (Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc.). An updated 'MonitoringBundle.js' file was provided by Microsoft support which made it work in modern browsers. But even in SCOM 2019, this issue is not fixed and I had to use the workaround script file. Could this be implemented as default for all versions? Internet Explorer may be hardly used anymore in the IT community.

    4 votes
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  17. REHL 8 Server Monitoring through SCOM 2016

    We has been approached by our UNIX Team and they would like to know how soon we can on-boarding REHL8 Server for monitoring through SCOM 2016 UR5. we have invested time to find out relevant information over the internet, but could not find anything and that is the reason why we have raise case with Microsoft REG:119051521002564 for same.

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  18. Make Alert Windows Resizable

    Would like it so the Alert window is resizable as when I use Edge or Chrome I can't resize the alert window.

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  20. provide a way to select the Top N from a group when creating dashboards in 1807 Web Console Dashboard

    currently within the HTML5 dashboards you cannot selecta large group and display Top N , this can be selected per user but does not save across different users.

    Also when sorting columns with numerical values these need to be sorted numerically rather than as a string like being done at present

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