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  1. AudioCodes need to be support for SCOM 2016

    We need to have the AudioCodes devices monitoring more metrics beside simple 'ICMP Ping' and 'SNMP Ping' function. The current certification property of the AudioCodes devices discovered by SCOM not Certified but Generic. In this way, SCOM can't capture any SNMP traps sent from AudioCodes.

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  2. Management Pack to monitor ADFS 2019 MP

    HI, Brian Wren had mentioned that Microsoft would always have a Management Pack for every Microsoft product. Currently Microsoft does NOT have an MP to monitor ADFS

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  3. Office 365 Management Pack Support for Office365 GCC High Environments

    Add support for GCC High environments in the Office365 Management Pack

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  4. DFS Namespaces MP 10.0.0.0 Bug

    There appears to be a bug in the "DFS Namespaces Role Service Discovery (Windows Server 2016 and 1709+)" discovery within this MP. On every server it runs on in my environment I get error 4511 from source "HealthService" in the agent log:

    "Initialization of a module of type "RegistrySyncProbe" (CLSID "{472364F2-A1F0-41C0-9A8F-E00C92C2AB31}") failed with error code The parameter is incorrect. causing the rule "Microsoft.Windows.FileServer.DFSN.10.0.RoleServiceDiscovery" running for instance "SOMESERVER.mydomain.com" with id:"{982B451D-958B-EC97-1FCE-E04CA6402B58}" in management group "MyCompany"."

    I'm not the only one seeing this, there is a thread created in January about this:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/fbc0ce74-ac57-4517-8704-ed6550e19aad/event-4511-healthservice-initialization-of-a-module-of-type-quotregistrysyncprobequot?forum=systemcenter

    I'll be disabling this discovery in my environment until this…

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  5. LVM

    There is no monitoring above the physical volume for linux. I do realize that LVM is software management above the physcial volume and is centric to Linux thus not a standard health across both OS (Linux and Windows) but this topic came up as LVM is a standard for linux that was question why SCOM doesn't have a MP for it, but other Linux Monitoring Platforms does (e.g. Zabbix)

    This will help to provide such MP in the Linux stack to show Microsoft is keeping thier promise that Microsoft loves linux.

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  6. Redevelop the web console.

    The Web console of Scom should be redeveloped.
    There are to manny bugs and "features"
    A list of them (not complete)
    You can not create a scope with filtered dashboards (unfiltered dashboards need to be available)
    Collumns in views are garbled up when using search function
    Lot of blank windows spaces you can not avoid
    Sub windows are not resizable
    Some text in sub windows can not be desplayed
    You can not set different settings for web en full console
    Documentation of the Html5 dashboards is incomplete
    ...

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  7. UNIX/LINUX OS Sub versions update needs to be reflected

    when ever UNIX/LINUX OS Subversions are updated, SCOM should reflect the subversion automatically on SCOM UI. for example currently we are monitoring SUSE 12.3, as part of upgrade team has upgraded to 12.4 this version never reflect on SCOM UI until we remove the server from SCOM, and re-discover.
    this needs to be fixed.

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  8. Possibility to resize "TILES" on dashboards in the SCOM 2019 webconsole

    Possibility to resize "TILES" on dashboards in the SCOM 2019 webconsole. You can almost on any other object change size, but not for tiles...

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  9. Description Bug: MSSQL on Windows: Some securables are inaccessible

    In the MSSQL on Windows: Some securables are inaccessible alert the Alert description states that the following objects are views;
    - msdb.dbo.sysjobschedules
    - msdb.dbo.log_shipping_primary_databases
    - msdb.dbo.log_shipping_secondary_databases

    These are actually Tables in MSDB. This can be confusing for non-SQL SCOM admins when trying to troubleshoot and resolve issues

    This should be updated to reflect that they are tables not views.

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  10. Group Policy Update Monitor False alerts

    Group Policy Update Monitor is throwing false alerts.I am using ADDS for windows server 2016 Monitoring MP 10.0.2.2. I have checked the script in background-


    GroupPolicyCheck.vbs


    Option Explicit

    SetLocale("en-us")

    Sub Main()

    Dim oAPI, oBag, oShell, oShellExec, iResult, iInterval

    Set oAPI = CreateObject("Mom.ScriptAPI")
    Set oBag = oAPI.CreatePropertyBag()

    On Error Resume Next

    Set oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
    iResult = oShell.Run("gpupdate", 0, true)

    if (iResult <> 0) Then

      Set oShellExec = oShell.Exec(&quot;gpupdate&quot;)
    

    wscript.Echo oShellExec

      for iInterval = 0 to 30
    
    if oShellExec.Status = 0 then
    oBag.AddValue &quot;State&quot;, &quot;BAD&quot;
    oBag.AddValue &quot;ErrorString&quot;, &quot;Group Policy failed to refresh properly. Gpupdate output: &quot; &amp; vbCrLf &amp;
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  11. Add forecasting to reports

    We are migrating our environment off prem to a hosted environment and will lose the ability to access VM data. This will make SCOM our most critical monitoring platform. I'm sure many other companies are in the same position.

    It would be great to have the option within performance reporting such as disk/memory to forecast usage as it will be our only source of data for capacity management. I can also see benefits for incident prevention as well.

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  12. Incorporate sudo lines for unix/linux agents in the documentation and don't change with every version

    Every new unix/linux scom agent requires changes in all sudo config files.Why? Just keep you'r installers to run with the same name.
    Also it's totally unclear which sudo lines you should use. It would be awsome if you download the managementpack that all documentation will be included with track changes off and all the info you need for the use of it.

    4 votes
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  13. Kerberos or something else authentication for AIX scx-agents

    Kerberos authentication for Linux was a step forward. But this option is not available for AIX agents. So AIX monitoring is left with basic auth which isn't very good, to say the least.

    You need to provide some kind of modern athentication for all platforms supported.

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  14. deploy MP custom to a spécific group

    it'll be nice deploying custom MPs to specific group so as to avoid sending MP to all machines
    It'll reduces network flow especially for virtual environnement.
    Avoid latencies NAS, network etc...

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  15. deploy MP custom to a spécific group

    it'll be nice deploying custom MPs to specific group so as to avoid sending MP to all machines
    It'll reduces network flow especially for virtual environnement.
    Avoid latencies NAS, network etc...

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  16. add Azure AD Health Monitoring to SCOM

    add the Health monitors provided from the Azure AD Connect Health Agent and displayed in Azure AD Health into SCOM.

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  17. Suppress Network Alert Storms/ Multiple Server Down Alerts /Notifications when a core network switch/router fails

    Currently if one switches goes down, we'll get 100's of notifications, which we don't want. This causes a nightmare for our Service Desk Teams to triage and close which takes hours on our ticketing system. We'd like Alert/notifications emailed that the switch is down, but we don't want a server down notification emailed for each of the servers attached to the switch. And following the same logic, we don't want notifications emailed that multiple switches & servers are down if the core switch goes down itself.

    So implement some logic or ability for customers to suppress alert storms when a…

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  18. Bug in Microsoft System Center Management Pack for AD CS 2016 Management Pack

    There is a bug in this Management Pack which causes it to fail when TLS 1.2 is enforced. The error is:

    Topology10.0Discovery.vbs : Unable to connect to the database with the specified configuration string. Please make sure that your connection string is valid and that your credentials are authorized to access the database. Cause: [DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (SECCreateCredentials()).]SSL Security error.

    The bug in the discovery is in Topology10.0Discovery.vbs in this line of code:

    GetOpsMgrDBConnectionString = "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=" &amp; sDBServerName &amp; ";Initial Catalog=" &amp; sDBName &amp; ";Integrated Security=SSPI;"

    Provider=SQLOLEDB fails when TLS 1.2 is enforced. Per this article, it should be updated:

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinjustin/2017/11/08/sql-native-client-for-tls1-2/

    18 votes
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  19. User-made custom Rules/Monitors Exports

    Provide an options to view all "user-made" custom rules/monitors and the ability to export it out to CSV. That would be really helpful.

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  20. Prevent objects already in manual maintenance mode, entering automatic maintenance mode

    If you, for instance, put several Windows Computers in maintenance via the scheduler and one of them was already put in maintenance manually, that one will get out of maintenance when the scheduler ends.
    Same deal for hosted objects that were put in maintenance manually.

    Also check here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/e2af78b9-70b2-4282-b647-71f41dc0b476/scom-20162019-maintenance-schedules-stop-manually-configured-maintenance?forum=operationsmanagergeneral

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    started  ·  Neha Garg responded

    This feature is planned for 2019 UR2. The furthest end time on the object will be honored with 2019 UR2.

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