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  1. Opposite state override

    Any state type rule or monitor should have an opposite override parameter. The two best examples are service and web site/app pools state. By default, alerts are created for those based on their state being down/disabled but you should be able to reverse that logic with a simple override (as in you want an alert if the state is up/enabled). So the override parameter could be a simple down/disabled by default but with a up/enabled option for services or web site/app pools that you want to alert on if they ever are up/enabled.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Release Agent UR as a management pack

      Releasing Agent URs bundled in a .mpb management pack along with a scripted Installation agent task would give the option to deploy it easily to "non manageable" servers, instead of having to do it using a deployment system like SCCM (which is not always available nor easy to use when not a SCCM admin) or even manually (which is often a long and boring process).

      I actually already do it myself, it's not very difficult using VSAE, but it can't be publicly released because of licensing/terms of use.

      So why not having it directly from microsoft?

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        0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Dynamic Graphic Charts In Dashboards based on SQL queries

        Currently we don't have option to create Dashboards based on SQL queries. Charts(Pie, Bar, Column etc) option is not available in dashboards which will help to query data from DB/DW and present them dynamically for other teams for Service monitoring improvements.

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        • Remove All SCOM Disabled Class Instances

          When a Discovery is disabled by Default, SCOM will not remove the class instances unless the discovery has an override which sets the parameter "Enabled" to "false".

          The Command Remove-SCOMDisabledClassInstances should be able to remove ALL SCOM Discoveries which there isn't an active discovery for or at least have the ability to (Switch Parameter?)

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              0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Service level objective availbility ignores maintenance mode in DA childobjects

              Availbility SLOs only read the maintenance mode from the root of the targeted object. If it is a distributed application all child object maintenance modes are ignored and the objective can not report or compute the maintenance mode times correctly.
              I do not want maintenance mode rollup, i want queries that deliever the correct data.
              I do not want to set the child object AND the DA root to maintenance. None of the engineers know in wich DA the specific object is used so if they do their work the DA is never affected. Pretty useless at the moment. I've…

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              • Improve VSAE and it's MP developing tools

                visual studio tools such as mp simulator are not usable now. Improving these developing tools and the extension itself, will make authoring new management packs a more easier job.

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                  0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Eliminate Web Application Monitor from being a roll-up

                  Over the past years we've had numerous false or erroneous alerts using the Web Application Availability Monitoring template due to the fact that the Web Application Monitor is a roll-up.

                  In a majority of our use cases we only care when the status code is not equal to 200, however because this monitor is a roll-up it will trigger from anything to certificate, to random probe errors, or any of the other situations the URL probe is watching due to it being a roll-up.

                  Today we send all alerts from SCOM to IBM Netcool/Omnibus where we've added custom logic to…

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                    0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Export-SCOMEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration cmdlet should ignore commas in description

                    The PowerShell cmdlet Export-ScomEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration will output a mis-configured CSV file and of the fields in the monitor contain a comma - such as Description (the most likely one). The cmdlet should ignore commas if finds in any fields, so the exported CSV is properly formatted.

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                      2 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Monitor .Net Core Applications with SCOM APM

                      We use SCOM APM for our internal developed applications but we can't monitor the ones that is written in .Net Core.

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                        0 comments  ·  Application Performance Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix the Find issue on the Agent Health State View for the Agent State view

                        Can you fix the bug in the sealed Management Pack for the Operations Manager under Monitoring,

                        You have to click Find every time when you want to find a Agent in the Agent State View to do something like Flush the Health Service / reload config/ Enable Audit Collection Etc...

                        (Operations Manager > Agent Details > Agent State) column this thing started from SCOM 2012 and is still SCOM 2016.

                        2007R2/2007 had it enabled by Default.

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                          0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Linux OpenSSL out of Supported range

                          I am trying to install SCOM agent 1.5.1-256.universal.1.x64.deb for an Ubuntu Server and when the wizard is completing the installation I received the message below .

                          Unsupported OpenSSL version - must be either 0.9.8* or 1.0.*.

                          I am using the version OpenSSL 1.1.0 out of supported range.

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                            under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Have GetOpsMgrDBPercentFreeSpace.vbs capture growth potential of Database, not just current size

                            The current script does not take into account the maxsize info located in the sp_helpfile. Currently the SQL MP does a better job of monitoring this? Maybe reuse their script?

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                              0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Develop Office 365 Synthetic Transaction Management Pack

                              The official Office 365 Management Pack is only covering the (Microsoft)Data Center view of the availability of Office 365 services. It provides no information on an end user's perception of the availability of the services.
                              In order to do this, I have created a custom management pack that provides a framework for synthetic transactions that can be run from SCOM Agent computers against Exchange and SharePoint Online. I also have created some synthetic transactions as an example on how to get these up and running: External MailFlow (ExO), Calendar Access (ExO), Up-and Download Files to SPO.
                              There has been a…

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                                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable MFA via Okta for SCOM webui

                                Enable MFA via Okta for SCOM webui

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                                • authoring template sort by "Created" column

                                  in the authoring space, looking at the monitors created by Management Pack Templates, if I try to sort by the date in the "Created" column, it only sorts on the first digit. that is to say 1/15/2017 comes before 9/15/2012. also in typical Microsoft fashion, 11 comes before 3, so a monitor created in November of this year is 'older' than a monitor I created in March of this year.

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                                  • The ability to add (& override) custom alert fields (1-10) associated with monitors, and not just rules

                                    These are easily available in the "Configure Alerts" section of the "Create Rule Wizard" dialog box (via "Custom alert fields..." button), but is nowhere to be seen in the "Create a unit monitor\Configure Alerts" wizard's dialog box.

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Topology Dashboard : Improvement.

                                      1. Currently We cannot delete any specific back group when we have imported which result list of backgrounds are growing and it is getting difficult to manage them. only option to delete it at this moment is delete the MP which result it is removing all Banners where We need to re import required once will break the existing dashboards.

                                      2. Need alignment option to to align Heath states of objects in rows and columns to design dashboard effectively.

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                                      • iPhone, Android or Windows Phone App

                                        A mobile phone and tablet app that an on-call operator can use to receive notifications on and see meaningful information for those objects they have Scope to view is missing.

                                        Within the app, the operator should be able to acknowledge, close or escalate an alert, drill-down into the Health Explorer and see views, dashboards similar to what they have been scoped to have access to from their User Role membership and Subscriptions.

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                                        • Displaying enum properties in console

                                          Operations manager console shows ID for enum properties instead of it's localized display string. I'd like to use it in SCOM management packs but I see that it doesn't realized properly, only in SCSM.

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