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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 13, 2020

SCOM a good but dying product.

Score 6 out of 10
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SCOM is better than OMi for Windows-based servers monitoring.
You need to know how to use Visual Studio to customize the management pack.
Dynatrace is way better for all Application Performance Manager.
Dynatrace also has more automatization.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 24, 2020

Exceptional enterprise management software for Windows OS!

Score 8 out of 10
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Microsoft SCOM has a quite unique range of features, and one worth mentioning is the graphing of live programs. We are heavily dependent on using it in case of extraordinary behavior from one of our monitored applications. Another thing which works very well in case of SCOM is setting priorities for notifications, which is designed in a very user-friendly manner.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 11, 2019

System Center Review

Score 9 out of 10
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  • SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
It is an excellent product for monitoring features like Exchange, Active Directory, DNS. Monitors are custom designed and can be adjusted to any system. Great monitors can be created even when monitoring open-source systems.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 06, 2019

SCOM offers a good monitoring solution for Microsoft environments

Score 6 out of 10
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  • SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
SolarWinds stacks well on the ease of use with an easily installable version and highly modular (products can be added to the basic installation and are easily managed from a single endpoint. System Center Operations Manager was selected because the majority of the environment is based on Windows products and it was part of the licensing agreement. It offered an easy way to consolidate the monitoring tools to provide a single point of management.
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Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 18, 2019

Microsoft Systems Center Operation Manager, pricey & powerful

Score 10 out of 10
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We didn't consider any other alternatives, nor did we try or demo any other product prior to our purchase of SCOM. I know there are several other products out that perform many of the same functions and more such as SolarWinds, however, those products are pricey as well and we decided to stick with the Microsoft product in the end.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 10, 2019

Is SCOM fit for your monitoring requirements ?

Score 3 out of 10
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  • ITRS Geneos
System Center Operations Manager being a part of Microsoft technology stack have much more interfacing capabilities within Windows environments. We have chosen SCOM over other tools as our organization relies majorly on Microsoft technologies and SCOM was then the best available solution to integrate with them.
SCOM also have capabilities to let users interact with it using PowerShell which is why it has helped to automate many manual tasks.
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Andrey Perepelitsyn | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 01, 2018

Great monitoring extension for your System Center

Score 7 out of 10
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HP SiteScope is truly an agentless solution, with all the limitations of such approach, SCOM also has limited functionality for agentless monitoring, but you always can switch to agent-based configuration in SCOM, but not in SiteScope. Datadog is a good cloud-based monitoring tool with lots of preconfigured solutions, but it keeps your data out of your control, which can be a security concern in some cases.
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Fabrizio Volpe | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 18, 2017

System Center Operation Manager in a Medium Sized Company, a review

Score 8 out of 10
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The monitoring market is a really crowded one. While I think SCOM is the best solution for Microsoft-centric scenarios, competitors like Nagios or Tivoli may fit better for different expectations. Some companies with specific objectives (like ITIL management) could be pushed to use a product more focused on a specific approach.
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Rogee Fedeleon | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 26, 2016

SCOM 2012 Review from a sort of smart guy.

Score 7 out of 10
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We only had What's Up Gold in the past. What's Up Gold could not monitor services or performance of a server. It only would ping for up and down and we also used it for some SNMP monitoring with printers. SCOM had more features and was a more robust solution.
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Brody Kilpatrick | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 28, 2015

Operations Manager from a System Center Expert

Score 9 out of 10
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SolarWinds Application and Server monitoring is the right choice for many organizations. However, it does not provide the flexibility of monitoring that System Center Operations Manager provides. Smaller organizations might want to consider SolarWinds for application and server monitoring, but medium to large organizations might want to try System Center Operations Manager. As far as network monitoring though, SolarWinds beats System Center Operations Manager 10-to-1.
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Roman Yuferev | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 30, 2015

Best centralized monitoring platform!

Score 8 out of 10
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  • SolarWinds Application & Server Management
SCOM naturally competes with other monitoring products on the market. It's obvious, that monitoring products, such as SQLSentry ot RedGate SQL Monitor can do specific workload monitoring better, but when you need to have centralized monitoring solution - SCOM is the best! That's why many competitors has integration modules, which allows them to send their data to SCOM.
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Murad Akram | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 30, 2015

SCOM or not to SCOM

Score 9 out of 10
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I strongly believe, SolarWinds is the leader in monitoring and managing everything/anything network related, not saying Microsoft can't develop SCOM to beat SolarWinds, but Microsoft really needs to step back and figure out how far they want to take SCOM and what's the end goal for this product.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 18, 2018

SCOM is the Bomb!

Score 8 out of 10
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Our organization currently uses Nagios and while it is a much cheaper alternative, you just don't get the features and capabilities that SCOM offers. Nagios seems to be limited to basic monitoring and alerts. SCOM is tailored to our TFS environment out of the box with the TFS management pack. The level of detail we have into our TFS system is unmatched with SCOM.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 01, 2017

For Large Windows Enterprises with Resources there is No Better Asset Management Tool

Score 8 out of 10
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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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Feature Scorecard Summary

Application monitoring (19)
7.7
Database monitoring (21)
7.6
Threshold alerts (21)
8.1
Predictive capabilities (18)
6.9
Application performance management console (18)
6.6
Collaboration tools (17)
5.4
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications (19)
7.3
Application dependency mapping and thresholding (17)
6.6
Virtualization monitoring (18)
7.4
Server availability and performance monitoring (20)
8.4
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting (20)
8.1
IT Asset Discovery (17)
7.8

About SCOM

Microsoft's System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is a monitoring and application performance management option. It supports both datacenter and cloud-based systems monitoring, and can recommend possible root causes or corrective actions when impactful thresholds are crossed on the monitored environment. SCOM also features adjustable thresholds for alerts, as well as a variety of prebuilt monitoring integrators with additional third-party integrators available.

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