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"We use the on-premises version to monitor our systems and manage emails. All our systems use Operations Bridge, especially the critical systems.""The most valuable features of the solution are its grouping scripts and event focus.""We haven't faced any stability issues. There hasn't been any crashes or glitches.""OpsBridge has good event correlation facilities and root-cause identification algorithms.""The correlation feature is the most used feature. It allows you to correlate events from different sources and have more meaningful events.""Similar to Micro Focus Network Node Manager, the most valuable features of this solution are its modern look and usability."

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"SCOM has improved our organization by simplifying the monitoring process. The system tells you what the bi-weekly or monthly usage was and that enables us to report this information to the manager. It shows if there was a connectivity issue that needs to be fixed and it's easier to concentrate on what needs to get fixed. System errors, therefore, get fixed faster.""Availability monitoring is the feature I have found most valuable, as well as the capacity and ability to send notifications.""The advantages of SCOM are that it is definitely user friendly and a more appropriate solution for what we need.""The most valuable feature is the monitoring of Windows and Linux servers.""It is a user-friendly product that requires almost no maintenance.""The most valuable feature is the extensibility, as there are really no limits as to what you can do with it.""It is very good at monitoring Microsoft Server.""I enjoy its integration with the Microsoft Active Directory functions, which means users, computers, or other group policies can connect with Windows Active Directory."

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Cons
"It is a very complicated product. It's difficult to manage. Nowadays, products are very easy to manage, deploy, and integrate, but Operations Bridge is very complicated to manage.""In a future release, we would like an improved upgrade process. When you upgrade it now, it first uninstalls everything and then reinstalls all the packages, which means any customization that you've done in the directories on the surface disappears.""The price is quite expensive, and because of this, we may try another solution.""The solution is overall "heavy", requiring multiple servers, even without HA.""The deployment of agents on new CI should be improved. There should be some kind of automation to directly deploy them from the console. It can maybe have some more AI functions because most of the other tools are going in that direction.""When we complete the security requirements, it is hard to manage. If we miss or skip a step, it is very difficult to find."

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"Then there is also an issue with capacity and limited space. That is something that needs to be improved.""In terms of features that could be improved, I would say the agent integration into the operating system. We are having difficulties integrating Linux into some of the networking devices.""I would like more customized reports. People should have some customization option on the dashboards for whenever they put multiple lists into it. Beyond customizing the content, there should be the ability to customize the colors so that they can engage some priority and mark challenges separately.""The dashboard features are not user-friendly for our management team, only for the technical department.""It would be a much better product if Microsoft provided management packs with the product.""The interface is a little bit cumbersome and certain actions could be simplified.""The initial setup should be easier to complete.""There are some negative points about this product. Sometimes, the capabilities of the software don't appear, and you can't directly see the results. You have to wait for a long period to refresh the policy to push it to the software or other patches."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"As OpsBridge is a suite of products bundled together, you may find yourself paying for software functionality that you don't actually use, e.g. Real User Monitor (RUM).""The pricing of Operations Bridges is acceptable to us."

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"It is more expensive than the competition.""SCOM is part of the System Center suite and I am satisfied with the pricing.""We have an enterprise agreement that includes this product as part of it.""The pricing is good, and it's part of their system center suite.""We have to pay for a license and the price is fine for us.""We have an EA with Microsoft, and it comes as part of the EA."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The correlation feature is the most used feature. It allows you to correlate events from different sources and have more meaningful events.
Top Answer: Licensing is still difficult to comprehend despite numerous improvements over the years and it is easy to incorrectly license the product. This should be improved. My advice is to do your licensing… more »
Top Answer: The deployment of agents on new CI should be improved. There should be some kind of automation to directly deploy them from the console. It can maybe have some more AI functions because most of the… more »
Top Answer: We have found the scalability capabilities to be okay.
Top Answer: In terms of pricing, I'm not sure how much the company pays. As far as I know, our company gets a Microsoft package and SCOM is already included in the package. It's not separated out.
Top Answer: What we need in SCOM is the ability to share a lab console with our customers so that our end-users or customers in SCOM can navigate by themselves. It could be similar to how we use DRDG in PRTG… more »
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Also Known As
Micro Focus Operations Bridge, HPE Ops Bridge, HPE Operations Bridge
System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
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Overview

Micro Focus Operations Bridge provides the ability to sense, analyze and adapt to manage IT services that support digital business. With advanced event correlation, log intelligence, predictive analytics and automation you can remediate issues across all your technologies to prioritize business targets. Micro Focus Operations Bridge consolidates events, metrics, and topology from Micro Focus and 3rd party data collectors, applies correlation across these using a dynamically updated IT service model to accelerate root cause determination and will trigger automatic remediation.

System Center Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public.
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Sample Customers
GE Money Bank, Bank AlJazira, Tech Mahindra
Dialog Telekom
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm36%
Comms Service Provider29%
Government14%
Computer Software Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider27%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Financial Services Firm26%
Retailer11%
Healthcare Company8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise61%
REVIEWERS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise59%
Find out what your peers are saying about Operations Bridge vs. SCOM and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
535,544 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Operations Bridge is ranked 8th in Event Monitoring with 6 reviews while SCOM is ranked 1st in Event Monitoring with 14 reviews. Operations Bridge is rated 7.4, while SCOM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Operations Bridge writes "Good event correlation capabilities, promotes a self-service approach to monitoring". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SCOM writes "Feature rich, scalable and user-friendly, but open-source products are free and do the same thing". Operations Bridge is most compared with Micro Focus Operations Manager, BMC TrueSight Operations Management, IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus, PagerDuty and DX Infrastructure Manager, whereas SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, Nagios XI, PRTG Network Monitor and BMC TrueSight Operations Management. See our Operations Bridge vs. SCOM report.

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