System Center Operations Manager: A Brief Review

Favad Qaisar 27 March 2012 0

System Center Operations Manager is a cross-platform data center management system for operating systems and hypervisors. It uses a single interface that shows state, health and performance information of computer systems. It also provides alerts generated according to some availability, performance, configuration or security situation being identified. It works with Microsoft Windows Server and Unix-based hosts. Using these integrated and automated management capabilities, you can become a trusted service provider for your business.
System Center Operations Manager provides deep visibility into the health, performance and availability of your datacenter environments – across applications, operating systems, hypervisors and even hardware – through a single, familiar and easy to use interface. Operations Manager offers best of breed monitoring for Windows based environments while providing first class support for heterogeneous environments e.g. various distributions of Linux/Unix and Sun Solaris.
The main benefits of System Center Operations manager include improved service health which helps while driving alignment with business service level agreement. Operations Manager provides easy to use reporting and authoring capabilities. It unifies management of complete datacenter services across platforms, applications and components. Operations Manager provides you with a single pane of glass or unified view of your complete datacenter, including application and infrastructure components across Windows and non-Windows environments. Lastly another important benefit of the operations manager is that it can dynamically respond to changes. It does this with an automated action to ensure continued service performance and availability. With deep PRO integration and Powershell based automation, Operations Manager allows you to take action to remediate a service right from the console, making it easy to restore it back to full health in an operationally efficient manner.
The key features of operations manager include Windows Azure application monitoring MP capabilities. The architecture is highly scalable and flexible. Tiered architecture assures a monitoring capability that scales to the most challenging of environments. It has support for monitoring of single, multiple, and un-trusted domains, as well as remote branches or sites – all from the same management group. It also provides powerful, deep and integrated monitoring of your Microsoft, UNIX and Linux systems and workloads.
The built in security capabilities are such that it acts as a proxy between users and the systems being managed, controlling the scope of permitted activities on target systems, Leverages Active Directory to manage user and group-based access and the role-based access mechanism permits restricted access to views and tasks through the console. It also has a detailed and in depth reporting system which is capable of generating detailed reports on performance, availability and other metrics for monitored elements, from the operating system, to the application, to the IT service and has the ability to report and surface rich information through dashboards, such as Microsoft SharePoint, further leveraging your investment in Microsoft technologies. All these features make it a very viable software as a whole and caters to the needs of its users in a very efficient manner!
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Favad Qaisar (51 Posts)

I am a Unified Communications Engineer. Over the last 3 years, I have been working dedicatedly on OCS/LYNC and Exchange 2007/2010. I was responsible for getting my Company Microsoft’s Unified Communication Voice Certified Partner status. Occasionally, I like to share my experiences on the latest developments in the Unified Communications industry.

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