Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 is fully re-architected to deliver a model based approach to managing Distributed Applications and Services. Some of its features include client monitoring through the Windows Vista and Windows XP Management Packs, audit compliant collection of security logs through Audit Collection Services (ACS), unprecedented features to aggregate and report on crash and hang data from Watson through Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM) and tight integration with AD.
System Center Operations Manager is a software solution to meet the need for end-to-end service monitoring in the enterprise IT environment. Operations Manager provides an easy-to-use monitoring environment that monitors thousands of servers, applications, and clients to provide a comprehensive view of the health of an organizations IT environment. This view of service health is key to a rapid, agile response to events that may impact the normal running of business and ultimately cost an enterprise money.
System Center Operations Manager 2007 is the third generation of Microsofts award-winning monitoring solution. Operations Manager 2007 builds on the success of its predecessors by adding key features and functionality that customers and the market have been demanding. Microsoft listened to users of the first two versions of Operations Manager to find out what they liked, and how they thought it could be improved. Customers wanted to monitor IT services in addition to individual servers, and they wanted more detailed troubleshooting and best practice knowledge.
To answer this need, Microsoft enhanced the already capable Operations Manager solution by designing Operations Manager 2007 around these three pillars:
-End-to-end service management
-Best-of-breed for Windows
-Increased Efficiency and Control
Within these pillars, Microsoft has leveraged the best of existing technologies, such as Windows and Microsoft SQL Server, and embraced new technologies such as the System Definition Model (SDM) and Windows PowerShell scripting engine. System Center Operations Manager 2007 has answered the needs of our customers and the market.
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