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  1. A survey on usability of manual reset of monitors

    In SCOM currently there are 3 options to reset monitors when the corresponding alerts are resolved. They are Event reset, timer reset and manual reset. The usual expectation is once the alert is resolved, the corresponding monitor that triggered the alert is moved back to healthy state. But this is not the case if the monitor has manual reset. The administrator has to go change the health state of the monitor manually else the monitor will remain in critical state and generate false alerts.
    We are trying to understand the usability of manual reset option. Your response to this survey…

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    • The ability to commit configuration changes in bulk instead of 1 per 1

      When you have to create overrides to workflows, it always freezes the console when applying overrides or changes to SCOM in general. The SCOM Console than says 'busy' and there is not much you can do.
      My idea would be that you can place certain overrides in a 'queue' and then apply them all at once.
      Think of a firewall config where you can make the changes first, and apply them later.
      This would allow us to make a lot more changes to SCOM without affecting the users of the SCOM console too much as you can apply many overrides…

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      • TSelf-signed certificates on each managed computer should be removed as it hinders environments where a STIG disallows self signed certs

        The requirement for Self-signed certificates (used for data encryption) on each managed computer should be addressed as it complicates management of environments where a STIG disallows self signed certs. Also a public (external) official MS whitepaper should be made available which states that these certs should not be altered or replaced with reasons why or a method provided to replace if this is supported.

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        • SQL MP - Last Run Status monitor alert should contain job error message in it

          Its very strange to see 'Please see the alert context for detaills' in 2016 year.

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          • Add scrolling or resizing to all Dashboard and Widget UI's

            When creating Widgets, some of interfaces do not have any scroll bars or ability to resize the UI and so it's very difficult to select an object in a list. For example, when creating a 'Objects by Performance' widget, when selecting the performance counter, some instance names are very long and so there is no way to choose because the names are truncated, hence I am unable to use the widget.

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            • Guide Management Pack Team Foundation Server 2015 deployment induces errors

              In the deployment Management Pack Team Foundation Server 2015 in System Center Operations R2 2012 - UR8 found some instructions that may induce the customer to a configuration wrong.

              • Configure run as account in the profile TFS Server as "All targeted objects", even adding in the run as account just the TFS Server. Will cause incorrect configuration alerts in the profile of the TFS Server. It is wise to create a group and add the computers or components that are part of the TFS Server, apply the setting "all targeted object", will produce dozens of alerts on the console…

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              • Better Authoring Documentation

                Brian Wrens documents and MVA course are excellent, however they could be complimented by some examples (i.e. how to create a relationship based on a reg key etc). Information of this type currently needs to be gleamed from forums, Community MPs and at times just hours of experimentation. Which takes a long time and is extremely frustrating. Surely there is enough content in the standard Microsoft MPs to be able to quickly create a library of examples. I

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                • Enable FIPS complaince in libraries for Linux Agents

                  Please see forum thread here:

                  https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/57f86c23-9eac-409c-8bbc-6ad550c524e5/unixlinux-universal-agent-and-fips-compliance?forum=operationsmanagerunixandlinux

                  Per the MSFT team member Steve Weber:

                  I can reproduce this in our lab and we do not currently support FIPS and there is no workaround without disabling FIPS on the system. If this is something you want supported with the SCOM UNIX/Linux agents, please open a ticket with Microsoft support and have them create a 'Design Change Request' [DCR] so that it gets escalated and pushed back to our team.

                  I will also pass this post on to our management so they have reference but the DCR will be your quickest results.

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                  • AD Certificate Service - Online (OCSP) responder Monitoring

                    Do we have something to monitor OCSP for Active Directory Certificate Services?
                    The current MP https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34765
                    Note: CA only (no support for Online Responder or other Active Directory Certificate Services role Services)

                    I found a script but I was thinking if we have something embedded for SCOM https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Certificate-Authority-0c39cb4a#content

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                    • Normalize Data in the SCOM DW so that reports like the "Top N" report can be run against all OSes in one report.

                      There are 3 data values, for example, for CPU performance depending on if it's Win 2008, R2 or Win 2012 (R2). If the SCOM DW could normalize this data I would only have to build one report for CPU or Processor performance, not 3.

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                      • Use advanced features in SSRS reporting. Push all PGs to develop better reporting in their MPs. Move reporting to 21st century

                        Use advanced reporting capabilities in SSRS to generate rich graphical and meaningful reports

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                        • Linux/Unix Monitoring requires winrm to use basic auth and untrusted self-signed certificates

                          Basic authentication and untrusted self-signed certificates are big security violations. Untrusted self-signed certificates has an issue with Axway default validation response status settings.

                          Is there a way for SCOM to perform a scan or discovery to standalone Linux servers without basicauth and self-signed certificates?

                          3 votes
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                          • Increase the Number of SDK/Console Connections to Operations Manger

                            Currently 50 SDK connections is the Max you can have to a Management Group. This limits certain larger customers to have to have multiple MGs in order to satisfy the number of console connections via Web Console, Thick Console or SharePoint Webparts. For instance, I have a customer that needs to have 3 Management Groups to allow all the SysAdmins console connection capabilities (Roughly 120 Console Connections). It becomes a SCOM admin nightmare to try and manage 3 MGs.

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                            • SCOM-OMS prerequisites checker tool

                              Tool which can be used to do prerequisite check for connection between Agent/MS and OMS.
                              Based on firewall requirements:
                              https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt484101.aspx
                              including option for Proxy server and Proxy user account.
                              It would be a great help for deployment and troubleshooting scenarios

                              7 votes
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                              • Make the monitors on SQL agents jobs more flexible

                                Currenly it is not possible to configure the SQL Agent Job monitors Long Running Jobs and Last Run State to check on specific days a week. The parameters Start Time, End Time and Days Of Week Mask would be most welcome.

                                Many SQL Agent jobs are configured to run once week or even once a month.

                                6 votes
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                                  More advanced website monitoring. Check for web page content on a java page.
                                  Have the details on what cause the website to generate an alert directly in the alert

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                                  • Bulk Overrides

                                    Today there is no easy way to apply an override to enable/disable rules, or perhaps to change priority on alerts for all rules across all Management Packs given the current toolset. You have to purchase a 3rd party tool like MPStudio from SilectStudio to do so. Please provide enterprise ready authoring capabilities to override common parameters for rules/monitors across 1 to many Management Packs that are selected. Look at the way MPStudio allows you to manage bulk overrides for an example.

                                    When deploying SCOM and tuning the environment, this is an absolute must.

                                    It would be nice to have this…

                                    24 votes
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                                    • Fix the sort by date in the SCOM Console

                                      Today, the SCOM console fails to properly sort columns throughout the UI. For instance, if sorting by created date for something like Web Application Monitors, it sorts by on integer value, not based on date time.

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                                      • Requesting document that details requirement for Self-Signed Certs in SCOM

                                        I am looking for an official Microsoft document that says self-signed certs are required and should not be removed or altered from managed computers. (STIG disallows self-signed certs) If customer can replace these with their Certs I would like to know the requirements as well as have that documented for my customer usage.

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                                        • Add LogicalDisk VolumeName Property Discovery

                                          Please add logic to the Server OS Logical Disk discoveries to return the VolumeName property.

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