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  1. Allow dynamic grouping of all objects that are associated with a given criteria

    For better alert Distribution it would be great to be able to create dynamic Groups that contain all objects based on a given criteria. I create a Group, provide a servername as criteria for example and all objects that have a relation to the Server become members of the Group (SQL DBs, IIS Websites, Hyper-V Host, HDDs, etc.). Right now it his very hard to accomplish this task. This feature would be awesome.

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  2. Web Console - make Details pane resizable in Safari and Chrome on macOS

    I'm using a Mac and open the web console of SCOM 1807 in Chrome or Safari. Clicking on a result in Results pane, I get only a couple of lines in the Details pane. Although I can drag and drop the grey line between the Results and Details pane, it constantly reverts to it's former position.

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  3. allow for exporting of subscription criteria detail

    would like a powershell script to export all the detail of a subscriptions monitoring criteria which includes all the names and descriptions; not just a GUID.

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  4. allow for logging of channel command activity

    when we setup a channel we don't have the ability to log its output for troubleshooting

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  5. Azure MP and Log Analytics MP

    These two management packs break each other when deployed together. BOTH management packs require workarounds to fix an issue with Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory, and they are each dependent upon 2 different versions of that assembly, so it is impossible to configure both at the same time without continuously swapping out these .dlls. Additionally, both management packs come up with many missing assemblies, which have to be copied from other locations to get them to work at all. Where is the quality control?

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  6. Include 'Downtime Periods' into the 'Availability' Reports for Multiple Objects

    Scenario:
    A request to produce a downtime report for multiple objects (say multiple web app transaction monitoring) will only yield the overall downtime. Apparently, there is no way to include the downtime periods into the parent report as we have click on 'Downtime Periods' and that would subsequently produce a new report.

    Would be better to have one single immediate view that will show the overall downtime as well as specific downtime periods right below each object so that the whole report can be exported into one single PDF (instead of exporting multiple reports for different objects by clicking on…

    4 votes
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  7. Azure Management Pack

    The Azure Management Pack needs serious performance improvements. We should not have to dedicate a management server to run a single management pack.
    Trying to run the Azure MP on a shared management server can cause SCOM to grind to a halt.

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  8. AD MP - Global Catalog Data Sources query any GC in the domain

    Issue exists in the current version 10.0.2.1 of the AD MP.

    For the DC Global Catalog performance and availability monitors, as well as the Domain Member Global Catalog performance monitor, the DNS list of IPs returned for the entire domain is used to determine which GC to query. In a large distributed environment like ours, this can mean connecting to a DC all the way across the world, which can obviously cause performance issues. These monitors should also have options to only use local GCs for these tests.

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  9. Prevent running MaintenanceMode from being overwritten

    Using the Maintenance Mode Scheduler that came with SCOM 2016 is pretty cool but there is no mechanism to detect if a server is already in MM. If we put a server in maintenance mode e. g. for 48 hours and someone else doesn't know this and schedules another MM let's say for 2 hours then the ealier scheduled MM of 48 hours will be overwritten and the MM ends after the 2 hours. So there should be a logic which checks if a MM is already set and how long. If the newly scheduled time period is shorter than…

    10 votes
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  10. Allow SCOM Unix Agent to Run as a non-root account with elevated privileges

    At current time, the Unix agent for SCOM 2012 R2, 2016 and 1801 requires that the agent software run with root user credentials. Any software that runs directly as the root user is a security risk.

    I'd like to see a future version of the SCOM Unix Agent that could run as a non-root user, with elevated privileges, so that the agent can properly monitor the Unix client while minimizing security risks.

    8 votes
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  11. ability to test a channel and subscription

    Add the ability to send test messages through the channel and subscribers pages, rather than having to setup a test notification and subscription.

    4 votes
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  12. BUG in the installation process of SCOM 1801 Web Console (WORKAROUND)

    Hi together,
    again there is a bug in the Web Console, this time in SCOM 1801.

    I installed SCOM 1801 Web Console using "Enable SSL" option. But if I browse on Internet Explorer, or Firefox, etc. https://<WEB CONSOLE>/OperationsManager gives the following error:
    "The remote server returned an error: (404) Not found".

    I could broswe the following pages without any problem:
    https://<WEB CONSOLE>/Dashboard
    https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppAdvisor
    https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppDiagnostics

    I figured out the issue
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    If I install SCOM Web Console without "Enable SSL", then the access to Web Console works.

    SCOM Web COnsole installation process with "Enable SSL"…

    8 votes
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  13. Linux Agent initiated Maintenance Mode feature

    This feature is intended for triggering maintenanace mode from Linux agent system with superuser previliges.

    38 votes
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  14. Web Console SCOM 1801 needs the possibility to add columns in the alert view

    Web Console 1801:
    Add the possibility to add columns in the alert view in order to view custom fields or other available fields from an alert.

    6 votes
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  15. Don't abandon Web Application Transaction Monitoring

    We are heavily committed to Web Application Transaction Monitoring, and Web Application Monitoring. These are also known as robotic testing, or end user experience monitoring. The template allows you record typical user actions against a site, capture responses, and re-use data to simulate an actual user. It is then played back at regular intervals. It is the best first notice of something being wrong when one of our test fail.Over the years there has been little improvement to the mechanism and the web recorder has not been updated within SCOM whereas the same web recorder in visual studio is well…

    53 votes
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  16. support maintenance schedules which targets a SCOM group with a lot of members

    When a maintenance schedule targets a SCOM group with 500+ members/objects to put into maintenance mode, each object is put into maintenance mode simultaneously. This means each object will exit maintenance mode simultaneously as well. This results in a very large MaintenanceModeStage table in the data warehouse. The rule which processes this table has a 30 second timeout, while it takes several minutes to process all entries, and raises multiple 31551 events. The timeout value cannot be changed.
    Would it be possible to either not put each group object in maintenance mode simultaneously, or to allow the timeout value to…

    7 votes
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  17. Add OS "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for .SAP" to default Linux management pack

    Add OS discovery "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for .SAP" to default Linux management pack. Currently the Attribute caption is hardcoded "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12". Discovery of SLES for .SAP is not possible, OS shown as "Unknown"

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  18. Solve Maintenance mode Conflict by use the furthest end time.

    Best way to explain is an exemple.

    I put a logical drive in Maintenance Mode for 60 Min.

    If my collegue put the windows Computer in maintenance WITH Child Iems for 15 min during my maintenance, My logical disk will be out of maintenance a the end on the Computer Maintenance.

    Normaly i expect the maintenance on my Logical disk should be end at his scheduled end time MINIMUM never Before.

    Thanks

    24 votes
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  19. Audit SCOM User Role Actions

    There should be an option to turn on/off auditing on each of the user role types. We have a need to delegate override privileges to our users and would like to have some insight as to what they are changing and ensure the correct management packs are used for the storage of the overrides.

    61 votes
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  20. Multi Select Alerts in Web Console

    Can we please have the ability to select more than one alert in the Web Console?

    At present (v1801), you can only select one update at a time

    This makes changing the likes of the Resolution State time consuming if there are a few of them..

    5 votes
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