SCOM Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
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Real User
SCOM Senior Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

Its flexibility, the ability to create Management Packs to monitor different programs or devices. No matter what it is you want to monitor or how you want to monitor, it can be done. You may have to create the code using VBScript or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The company to which I am currently contracted is in the process of creating SNMP Management packages for our network devices. Very steep learning curve but the results are fantastic. Anything that can be accessed via SNMP commands, SCOM can... more»

What needs improvement?

There are always areas that can be improved in any product, but overall SCOM has matured very well over the years and appears to be at the point where only minor improvements need to be made. Since MS sends out updates regularly, these... more»
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Real User
Programmer Analyst at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

Mature product, strong brand, many customers, Gartner awards Excellent Microsoft server/application monitoring capabilities Fast and consistent UX for system admins Extensive dashboarding capabilities REST API available Excellent technical... more»

How has it helped my organization?

After reviewing alternatives based on our existing needs, we decided against SCOM for the time being.

What needs improvement?

Lacks common network monitoring features found in alternatives. Poor support for non-Microsoft systems at this time. User dashboards require posting to Microsoft SharePoint Server. Very high administrative burden, requires constant... more»
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Real User
Senior Officer in IT management systems department at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

It is easy to deploy and configure, has rich out of the box monitoring capabilities for windows environments, and can be easily extended with base XML and scripting knowledge.

How has it helped my organization?

As any helpful monitoring tool, SCOM improved vision of core problems of the IT environment for the technical support team, helped locate causes faster and consolidated monitoring functions in fewer hands. With some reporting and dashboarding... more»

What needs improvement?

As I see in the SC 2016 roadmap, the product development team understands that main improvements for product should be: cross-platform and network monitoring features including stability and extensibility, wider support of dashboarding and... more»
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Real User
Advanced Systems Engineer - 3 at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

* Agent based monitoring * Agentless monitoring * VSAE * Rules * Monitors * SLA * Server monitoring

How has it helped my organization?

All our environments are automated to automatically install the SCOM agents across different domains which helps us to check the health of the server, to get the server details like IIS, app pools, Performance counters like CPU, Memory, Disk... more»

What needs improvement?

SCOM needs improvement in phasing out the Silverlight based web platform and instead provide web access for all browsers using HTML5 probably. The API and the knowledge base needs to be improved by Microsoft.
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Real User
Technical Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

It integrates with your Windows environment seamlessly and provides a lot of visibility on your Windows environment. If you use SCCM as well, it integrates beautifully with it.

What needs improvement?

The interface doesn't provide any graphical view of your topology, you only see a bunch of alerts, monitors, etc. Humans are visual creatures and if you can see at a glance what's going on in your infrastructure, that's added value to me. You can create dashboards to create views of your infrastructure but I feel that this should come out of the box. It... more»
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I'm a solution architect and an IT veteran, working in IT since ’93, the last 8+ years for PQR. My primary focus is End User Computing. I'm unbiased, with a focus on all EUC vendors making sure the customer will get the best solution possible. I'm a VMware vExpert and a member of the VMware EUC... more>>
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Consultant specialized in IT Infrastructure Management. Certified MCSE 2012 Server Infrastructure, Certified SCCM 2012, experienced SCCM 2012, SCOM 2012, SCVM 2012, SCDPM 2012, VMware, storage, infrastructure audit, etc.
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Over 4 years of experience specializing in solution architecture, implementation,administration, configuration and maintenance of various Enterprise Management tools My key skills are on monitoring tools like Microsoft SCOM, BMC BEM,Patrol, TMART ,Solar winds & automation tools like BMC... more>>
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I am active in consultancy for Microsoft Server related projects and other ICT related services for clients in the Netherlands and occassionally also elsewhere ( www.bictt.nl ). My specialisation is SCOM and all products and versions around it. I am very much a community person. I received a... more>>
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Senior Technical Consultant
IT Professional with 8 years experience in the IT industry. Started as Technical Support and is now a Consultant focusing on Microsoft System Center solution design and deployments. Has experience in IT Operations and Administration on Client and Systems Management, as well as on-premise and... more>>
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Heinrich is an experienced Microsoft consultant focusing on desktop deployments and private cloud delivery through the use of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and the wider System Center private cloud stack.
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I am most interested in Microsoft technologies. Currently I am involved most of my time in System Center Operation Manager projects. I want to develop myself to Master System Center Operation Manager but also other System Center products and Windows Server technology. Currently I have over 5... more>>

What is SCOM?

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.
Also known as
System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
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