By: Lora Johnson
Over the years, Microsoft shops have naturally moved towards Microsoft SCOM as their monitoring tool of choice. While Microsoft SCOM offers significant visibility and management capabilities, it is specific to your Microsoft resources — meaning that these often operate in a silo away from the rest of your IT stack, and can make troubleshooting more challenging than it needs to be.
Even so, it can feel like you have to throw your investment into Microsoft SCOM away in order to leverage any other platform. However, with the combination of the Microsoft SCOM Management Pack from Blue Medora and vRealize Operations (vROps), you can transform your vROps platform into your unified console to monitor everything across your IT stack — bringing in your SCOM resources right in vROps so you have visibility across your resources.
This week, Blue Medora announced the newest release to its Microsoft SCOM Management Pack for vROps. Within the management pack, you can experience improved usability and simplified configuration, as well as support for Microsoft SCOM 2016 and enhanced alerting functionality for sub-objects.
With these new updates and changes, it’s easier than ever to bring your Microsoft SCOM monitoring into vRealize Operations for optimal visibility across your entire IT stack. In this blog post, I’ll highlight the value of unifying Microsoft SCOM and vROps in a single console.
Microsoft SCOM gained significant popularity because of how you can unify your monitoring for your Microsoft resources in a single console — helping you see whether you need to tackle issues within your SQL Server or if it’s being driven by problems with your Hyper-V clusters. However, with the complexity of today’s IT stack, you need your monitoring to go beyond what you use within your Microsoft environment.
Through Blue Medora’s management pack, you have the opportunity to bring what you monitor in Microsoft SCOM into vROps, giving you a single monitoring platform to see everything — and understand how the various layers are impacting each other.
Key functionality within the management pack includes:
This blog post first appeared on the VMware Cloud Management blog. Read the full post here.