SCOM a good but dying product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 13, 2020

SCOM a good but dying product.

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with System Center Operations Manager

SCOM is used to monitor all our Windows servers and their services. Those include:

- AD
- SQL
- Exchange
- Azure
- Lync
- Office 365
- Windows 10
- Windows File Services
- Windows IIS
- Windows Servers
- DNS

It is currently critical to our Windows monitoring throughout the company. The fact that the SCOM licenses are included with SCCM licenses is a plus for us.
  • Windows Server monitoring
  • SQL
  • AD
  • Not much development. Seems like MS is not developing it anymore.
  • Not so good with Linux.
  • Hard to use with Azure.
  • License bundle with SCCM.
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.
Hard to get support.
The product is not being actively developed anymore, so it is hard to get new features for the product.

Do you think System Center Operations Manager delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with System Center Operations Manager's feature set?

No

Did System Center Operations Manager live up to sales and marketing promises?

No

Did implementation of System Center Operations Manager go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy System Center Operations Manager again?

No

Dynatrace, Operations Manager i (formerly HP Operations Manager)
- Good to monitor Windows-based services.
- Hard to work with cloud-based monitoring.
- Not much application monitoring.

SCOM Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
4
Database monitoring
7
Threshold alerts
7
Predictive capabilities
5
Application performance management console
4
Collaboration tools
4
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
4
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
3
Virtualization monitoring
6
Server availability and performance monitoring
8
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
7
IT Asset Discovery
4