SCOM overview

Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager is one of the monitoring solution, focused on managing Windows/Non windows infra environments, servers and software.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) will be used as the default monitoring solution for the following technologies. This includes both availability and performance monitoring. The current version of management platform is SCOM 2012 R2.

One of the advantages of SCOM is the defacto support it provides for all Microsoft technologies as both are from the same vendor.  It gives us an early mover advantage as the latest versions of the OS and applications are usually first available on SCOM before 3rd party monitoring tools.  There is also a large partner ecosystem that has developed management packs for third party applications  which provides ready-made solutions for products and apps not developed by Microsoft e.g. Lotus Domino, Audio Code, Citrix Zenworks.

  • Windows OS
  • MS-SQL database
  • Active Directory (AD)
  • OS services such as DNS, DHCP
  • Exchange  and Lync
  • Sharepoint and BizTalk
  • Hyper-V,  Microsoft cluster, Virtual manager.
  • Partner Apps such as Citrix
  • Other Apps built on .NET technology