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Limitation in SCOM Web console RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,
     I am not able to find the limitation in SCOM web console compare with SCOM Operations console.
     Mainly, tasks are support in Web console.
    Wednesday, July 8, 2009 6:55 AM

Answers

  • Looks like there's an extra character someplace in the config file that it doesn't like. 
    Can you replace any usernames / passwords and email me the web.config?

    michpear at microsoft dot com
    Michael Pearson
    OpsMgr Performance Test Team

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of attachments are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:29 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    the WebConsole is purely for Monitoring. Modifying SCOM/OpsMgr like adding MPs, overriding rules/monitors, building monitors/rules and so on, authoring and administration is done with the SCOM Console (UI). In OpsMgr RTM/SP1 the Web Console has one big limitation: no Health Explorer is available. In OpsMgr R2 this has been solved and is the Health Explorer available in the Web Console.

    So for purely monitoring purposes the Web Console is good enough. For real administration of SCOM/OpsMgr the SCOM Console (UI) is needed.

    Hope this helps.
    Best regards, Marnix Wolf (http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/)
    Wednesday, July 8, 2009 7:38 AM
    Moderator
  • The major limitation of the Web Console at this point is the inability to run reports.

    Wednesday, July 8, 2009 10:35 PM
  • Some tasks are supported by the Web Console.  Specifically, Console Tasks are not available in the Web Console since there's not a "console" to run them in.  In general, most tasks are not available from the Web Console.

    Another limitation of the Web Console is the amount of data it shows.  For most things, we are limited to 200 rows by default.  So, if you have 1000 Alerts in the Operations Console, you'll only see 200 of them in the Web Console.  The number of rows is configurable at the server level, and is applied to all users and all views.
    Michael Pearson
    OpsMgr Performance Test Team

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of attachments are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm
    Thursday, July 9, 2009 1:24 AM
  • Hi

    Is there a limitiation for Information Alerts?
    I dont see any of them in the Web Console, only in the SCOM UI.

    Friday, August 7, 2009 11:47 AM
  • Hi Daniel

    Normally these aren't displayed but with a small adjustment they will be shown. I blogged about it: http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/2009/02/scom-webconsole-doesnt-show.html
    Best regards, Marnix Wolf

    (Thoughts on OpsMgr)
    Friday, August 7, 2009 1:35 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi
    After i changed the file, i have this error

    Runtime Error

    Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

    Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".

    <!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->
    
    <configuration>
        <system.web>
            <customErrors mode="Off"/>
        </system.web>
    </configuration>

    Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.

    <!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->
    
    <configuration>
        <system.web>
            <customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/>
        </system.web>
    </configuration>



    The web.config file looks like this:

    <appSettings>
    <add key="ChartHttpHandler" value="Storage=memory;Timeout=180;Url=~/temp/;" />
    <!-- Specify the name or IP of the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Server to connect to -->
    <!-- This is internal connection between the web server and the MOM server. -->
    <add key="MOMServer" value="<serverfqdn>" />
    <!-- Application config parameters related to error logging -->
    <add key="AlertSeverity" value="2" />
    <add key="AuditEventLogSource" value="Web Console" />
    <add key="AuditEventId" value="10" />
    </appSettings>

    Whats wrong?

    Thanks

    Monday, August 24, 2009 8:54 AM
  • Daniel_13,
    Can you check the event log on the Web Server, or try to open the Web Console on the Web Server itself?  You should get a more detailed error message.  I don't see anything wrong with the Web.config block you posted.
    Michael Pearson
    OpsMgr Performance Test Team

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of attachments are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm
    Monday, August 24, 2009 9:10 PM
  • Hi
    From the application eventlog

    Event code: 3008
    Event message: A configuration error has occurred.
    Event time: 25.08.2009 10:03:26
    Event time (UTC): 25.08.2009 08:03:26
    Event ID: 168c5fac853343f694afbb2fd23b5fdc
    Event sequence: 1
    Event occurrence: 1
    Event detail code: 0
    Application information:
    Application domain: /LM/W3SVC/2/ROOT-5-128956610061542662
    Trust level: Full
    Application Virtual Path: /
    Application Path: C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Web Console\
    Machine name: <servername>
    Process information:
    Process ID: 1936

    Process name: w3wp.exe
    Account name: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
    Exception information:
    Exception type: ConfigurationErrorsException
    Exception message: '.', hexadecimal value 0x00, is an invalid character. Line 93, position 20. (C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Web Console\web.config line 93)
    Request information:
    Request URL: https://<url>:443/default.aspx
    Request path: /default.aspx
    User host address: xxx.xx.xx.xx
    User:
    Is authenticated: False
    Authentication Type:
    Thread account name: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
    Thread information:
    Thread ID: 1
    Thread account name: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
    Is impersonating: False
    Stack trace: at System.Web.HttpRuntime.HostingInit(HostingEnvironmentFlags hostingFlags)
    Custom event details:
    For more information, see Help and Support Center at


    Line 93 is:
        <authentication mode="Windows" />

    Thanks

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:13 AM
  • Looks like there's an extra character someplace in the config file that it doesn't like. 
    Can you replace any usernames / passwords and email me the web.config?

    michpear at microsoft dot com
    Michael Pearson
    OpsMgr Performance Test Team

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of attachments are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:29 PM
  • Hi Daniel,

    I am experiencing exactly the same error. Any update on this?

    Thanks,
    -Marvin
    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 9:22 AM
  • Hi
    Sorry for the late answer

    No, there is no fix for me.. The environment with RMS on X86 have no problems with this new line in the web.config, the RMS with x64 has still no information alerts in the webconsole.
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:11 AM
  • Hi.

    This evening I will try it out in one of my testenvironments, W2K08 x64 based. I'll let you know what my experiences are.
    Best regards, Marnix Wolf

    (Thoughts on OpsMgr)
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 2:45 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    I have tried it in one of mine testenvironments, based on Windows Server 2008 SP2 x64. And it works. However, I noticed there were some issues with the posting, so I corrected it. To be found here: http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/2009/02/scom-webconsole-doesnt-show.html
    Best regards, Marnix Wolf

    (Thoughts on OpsMgr)
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 6:50 PM
    Moderator
  • I had this problem on a machine, and the root cause was a package missing. Download it from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cc96c246-61e5-4d9e-bb5f-416d75a1b9ef&displaylang=en
    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager | http://www.contoso.se
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2:33 PM
    Moderator
  • One of the main limitations that I get complaints about is the inability to multi-select computers to put into Maintenance Mode, and alerts to be closed.
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 4:56 PM
  • Some of my customers use the MOM web console to view collected events from their groups of application servers.  The SCOM Web consoles does not seem to support Event viewing.  I will have to setup rules to make those informational alerts and then make the web.config mods mentioned in this thread.

    Monday, April 5, 2010 2:47 PM
  • In Console in a performance view I see performance actions menu with amongst other things select time range.

    This is absent in the operators web console.

    I'm attempting to delegate operator functions to lesser prived operators. Absense of this control makes the performance monitoring largely useless.

    /Robin


    Robin

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:28 PM