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SCOM Pros and Cons

SCOM Pros

MB
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is a user-friendly product that requires almost no maintenance.
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Information Technology Auditor at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Availability monitoring is the feature I have found most valuable, as well as the capacity and ability to send notifications.
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BW
Sr. Systems Engineer at Arapahoe County Government
I like some of their newer features, such as maintenance schedules, because SCOM records SLA and SLO time.
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SA
Project Manager at a tech services company
The advantages of SCOM are that it is definitely user friendly and a more appropriate solution for what we need.
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TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
Because it's Windows-based, it actually reports quite well. It reports everything you can think of on the Windows server and allows you to monitor anything. It's excellent for those in the Windows world as it's very good at it.
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NJ
SCOM Administrator at a government with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is the extensibility, as there are really no limits as to what you can do with it.
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Solution Architect at KIAN company
They have great integration with the active directory.
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KM
DevOps Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We have found the scalability capabilities to be okay.
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EW
Owner at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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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AO
Senior System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is very good at monitoring Microsoft Server.
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SCOM Cons

MB
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It would be a much better product if Microsoft provided management packs with the product.
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Information Technology Auditor at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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.
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BW
Sr. Systems Engineer at Arapahoe County Government
I would like to see them improve their network monitoring.
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Learn what your peers think about SCOM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
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SA
Project Manager at a tech services company
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.
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TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
The configurations could be better. There are multiple tests where you can do something, but they can be a trigger as well. The overriding methodologies are not that easy. The configurations are difficult. The configuration and thorough day-to-day operations to get them to the level you want takes some time. It's very difficult.
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NJ
SCOM Administrator at a government with 201-500 employees
The interface is a little bit cumbersome and certain actions could be simplified.
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Solution Architect at KIAN company
System Center just provided upgrade and update features for Windows clients, and Windows systems, and did not support Linux, Android, or iOS, and other operating systems. They need to provide better integration with other operating systems if they don't already.
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KM
DevOps Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The solution should be more user-friendly and offer a better user interface.
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EW
Owner at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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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AO
Senior System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup should be easier to complete.
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Learn what your peers think about SCOM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,407 professionals have used our research since 2012.