Centreon vs. Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Centreon
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Centreon, from the French company of the same name, is an IT infrastructure monitoring platform.N/A
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is a monitoring and application performance management option, with the core datacenter and cloud-based systems monitoring.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Centreon
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Ratings
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
6.1
22 Ratings
22% below category average
Application monitoring00 Ratings5.020 Ratings
Database monitoring00 Ratings9.022 Ratings
Threshold alerts00 Ratings10.022 Ratings
Predictive capabilities00 Ratings2.020 Ratings
Application performance management console00 Ratings3.019 Ratings
Collaboration tools00 Ratings6.017 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications00 Ratings4.020 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding00 Ratings4.018 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring00 Ratings7.020 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring00 Ratings10.021 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting00 Ratings8.021 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery00 Ratings5.018 Ratings
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User Ratings
CentreonMicrosoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(25 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
CentreonMicrosoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Likelihood to Recommend
Centreon
It is a good product that is robust. They have a free version that makes the value good. If it cost money then the install and plugins would need polishing. But overall it is a good product that does what it says it does. But definitely not for beginners you do need some knowledge to set it up and get it running
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Microsoft
More appropriate for:
  • Pure Microsoft ecosystem environments (Windows Server and SQL server) and the most common Linux and UNIX platforms.
  • Environments where cost is less of a factor than settling on a single platform for monitoring
  • Environments where the administrators are familiar with the setup and installation of SCOM.
Less appropriate for:
  • Pure UNIX/Linux shops, especially versions not supported out of the box by SCOM.
  • Shops that cannot afford the engagement to setup/configure and maintain on a continuous basis.
  • Shops that cannot dedicate personnel to the care and feeding of SCOM, especially when supporting larger environments.
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Pros
Centreon
  • Monitor
  • Install
  • Stability
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Microsoft
  • Allows us to visualize our systems in a single interface and see the status of health as well as relevant performance metrics.
  • A flexible and powerful interface with active alerting covering domain controllers, SQL servers, etc...
  • Allows you to customize your views and workspaces for specific tasks and needs.
  • Reporting is powerful and flexible.
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Cons
Centreon
  • The install
  • More plugins
  • The alerting
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Microsoft
  • One of the biggest drawbacks to SCOM is the sheer scope and complexity of the system. This can be a pro and a con. The system is very customizable, what you put into it is what you'll get out of it. That said, the learning curve is fairly steep. An organization needs to be committed to putting time and resources into SCOM to get the most out of it. I've heard stories from colleagues of several different companies that invested in SCOM and then abandoned it due to the excessive time and care required.
  • SCOM is expensive. Not only is the enterprise licensing costly, SCOM requires it's own servers, operational and warehouse databases to be maintained.
  • The OOB SCOM reports are a bit clunky and feel outdated.
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Support Rating
Centreon
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Hard to get support. The product is not being actively developed anymore, so it is hard to get new features for the product.
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Alternatives Considered
Centreon
Centreon does a good job against these products. Of courseCentreon can be free and that is what we used. So it is not quite the same the other products are more polished and support is readily available. But Centreon is still good and if you have some knowledge can work just as well
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Microsoft
We used Altiris and WSUS and in the beginning Altiris had the better admin interface than SCOM, but it is no longer the case as SCOM has refined their admin interface. Altiris still has better and more robust group assignments for management roles and those two other tools can better manage non Windows OS devices than SCOM but for a large enterprise Windows shop, if you can afford it, SCOM is the way to go.
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Return on Investment
Centreon
  • It does monitoring very well
  • Details on issues is good
  • Customization is great.
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Microsoft
  • It has allowed us to provide an Enterprise Event/Alert management solution to the Global company
  • It has taken a long time to get it to provide valuable alerts and information, lots of user resources and investment.
  • It assists with 24/7 monitoring and out of hours support
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