Great monitoring extension for your System Center
February 01, 2018

Great monitoring extension for your System Center

Andrey Perepelitsyn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with System Center Operations Manager

System Center Operations Manager is used across IT departments of our organization. It provides monitoring capabilities for our on-premise infrastructure and part of Azure-based VMs across the VPN gateway. SCOM helps us to monitor our hosts 24*7 and address issues immediately when an alert is triggered. Flexible configuration of SCOM allows us to set different threshold for alert in prod and non-prod environments
  • Windows Server monitoring
  • SQL Server monitoring
  • Integration with Operation Management Suite
  • Linux monitoring could be better
  • Possibility for agentless monitoring could be helpful in some cases, but it has a lot of limitation in SCOM
  • 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
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.
Works best with on-premise Windows Server monitoring, it is able to capture all possible windows logs and performance counters to track and analyze performance and send alerts when metrics are exceeding thresholds. Even after an incident was resolved you can see the condition of the server before it to analyze what caused the incident and how to avoid it in future.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
Database monitoring
Threshold alerts
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Virtualization monitoring
Server availability and performance monitoring
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
IT Asset Discovery