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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 05, 2019

Good product to monitor your Microsoft landscape

Score 7 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Being able to monitor the performance and security of our (mainly) Microsoft products has prevented some (small) disasters. Ranges from full disks that were predicted to complete databases that were about to become inconsistent.
  • To manage Operations Manager requires more than basic knowledge. After training and working a lot with the product you should be able to effectively monitor your landscape like we do.
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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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Return on Investment

  • It has allowed the enterprise to standardize on a single platform for monitoring.
  • Easier troubleshooting of issues with Microsoft platforms.
  • Greater visibility of issues across platforms when applications are hosted in a mixed environment.
  • Additional costs for monitoring systems that are not directly supported with additional packs (iSeries, Linux on Power).
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 21, 2019

Lightweight and helpful product

Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • You can analyze everything about the application through SCOM.
  • Troubleshooting procedure is far better.
  • Slow function rate sometimes.
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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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Return on Investment

  • Allowed us to proactively monitor consumption of resources (storage) to proactively schedule upgrades if necessary
  • Allows us to proactively visualize if a server or workstation processor is being over utilized and in need of a replacement, configuration change/upgrade.
  • There have been no negative impacts other than the time it takes to get it set up and configured. Knowing what you want to monitor and the thresholds you wish to set take can take some time, but the ROI comes quickly after that.
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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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  • SCOM restricts your ability to use the AI and Machine learning capabilities in your monitoring environment.
  • SCOM have a legacy dashboard hence misses the new gen look and feel for monitoring dashboard.
  • SCOM agents have the capability to pick the data from different nodes in the organization environment and report it to the central management server with high accuracy.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 23, 2019

SCOM Monitors Everything

Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Configure it and let SCOM do the work for you. You will get to know what is happening on your Datacenter.
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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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Return on Investment

  • Implementation of SCOM allows one to reduce incident response time, helping to avoid bigger problems
  • SCOM provides analytical functions to predict possible failures and resolve issues before these become critical
  • SCOM integrates with other System Center products and allows engineers to continue working on familiar environment, just extending its functionality
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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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Return on Investment

  • First point: it depends if you have to pay for the System Center suite or it is already part of your licensing (for example, some versions of Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter had a System Center license included). If you have it already, the overall cost is lower.
  • Second point: number of people in the IT department and IT budget. The "Proof of Concept" and roll-out phases of an SCOM deployment require some effort, especially for customization. A small IT department with no budget for consultancy could achieve a limited benefit from this solution having no time to tailor it to the specific needs.
  • Third point: number of Microsoft products deployed in comparison to other vendors. A company that is using a huge number of different platforms, with Microsoft just being one of them, could prefer other monitoring solution.
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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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Return on Investment

  • In the beginning it was hard to get all the admins to get on board with our SCOM procedures because there were a lot of false positives and needless pages for being made. However several years later there are fewer skeptics and each team find some value in some of the features.
  • SCOM is an expensive solution the more servers you have.
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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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Return on Investment

  • Objective: Increase Reliability - Positive - Operations Manager gave is the deep level monitoring we needed to fix the underlying issues that affect the stability of the infrastructure and applications.
  • Objective: Provide Executive Level Dashboards - Neutral - Operations Manager has dashboard capabilities, but we added Savision LiveMaps to Operations Manager to provide better dashboards.
  • Objective: Reduce Overall Product Cost - Positive - We were able to remove many paid products from the environment with Operations Manager Monitoring.
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Roman Yuferev | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 30, 2015

Best centralized monitoring platform!

Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • SCOM already saved us several times during our own datacenter issues, because it warned us about that and helped us to root cause the issue. But be careful - it works right only if it's configured right (and that's not easy part).
  • SCOM is a platform and many monitoring extensions for SCOM are available for free (especially for Microsoft products). It makes SCOM more interesting as a monitoring solution comparing to competitors.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 18, 2018

SCOM is the Bomb!

Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Since we are at the tail end of our POC, we have no immediate ROI to report.
  • That said, during the POC, we immediately identified several issues within TFS that we immediately addressed and will potentially save us hours of lost time and troubleshooting.
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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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Return on Investment

  • We wanted to make sure that updates and patches deployed are actually successfully installed on devices and other tools cannot match SCOM for detailed feedback on deployment status.
  • We can now confidently provide management and security teams on successful update of security patches with high accuracy.
  • Deployment complexity took over a year to fully implement all necessary features with help of consultants and in house teams. Wish it was simpler.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 25, 2016

SCOM - Bigger than the sum of its parts

Score 7 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • 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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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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