SCOM Review

Expensive, but delivers what we need

Valuable Features:

Well suited to handle MS Apps! Good community to get support from Good reporting. Lots of features in the "package"

Room for Improvement:

Need work to minimize the amount of events transferred to Incident systems. High License cost for the 2007 version. Super High cost for the 2012 version due to change to a CPU based. Need lots of HW to handle 1000 servers application operations

Other Advice:

The good reporting capabilities was one of the major functions which made us choose SCOM as the tool for handling MS application operations (only used for that, not the OS platforms).
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
author avatarHead of Data Center at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

Hi mgrops219,

Would just like to ask, what type of applications were you monitoring with SCOM? As a university, we run mainly desktop applications and office productivity suites. We are looking at SCOM as a way to monitor software installations on desktop computers.


author avatarInfrastructure Expert at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees

We don't do any desktop monitoring with SCOM, with the exception of a few mission-critical workstations that have legacy processes. The large majority of our monitoring is for server based applications.