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SCOM Valuable Features

MB
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The feature I like most about SCOM is that it is easy-to-use. I find it very user-friendly. I also like the knowledge base which it has. You can find the resolution to questions or issues directly within the SCOM itself. It will alert you with a recommendation of what you need to do at the same time. This sort of self-diagnosis or prompting is one of the great values you get from SCOM compared to other solutions.  

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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. There is a mechanism to set up a notification from the SCOM and whenever there is a drop in the availability the notification alerts not only for availability but for other issues as well.

You can align thresholds according to the speed of your environment and you can have a threshold related notification, which is one of the useful features.

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BW
Sr. Systems Engineer at Arapahoe County Government

Personally, I enjoy it all. It's fairly powerful.

I like some of their newer features, such as maintenance schedules, because SCOM records SLA and SLO time.

When we patch, things are automatically put into maintenance mode so that the numbers for our systems being down, do not count against us.

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SA
Project Manager at a tech services company

The feature I have found most valuable is the book feature. While we run the Sprint one we can add some setups for multiple sprints.

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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.

The fact that you can use PowerShell is a big plus.

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Solution Architect at KIAN company

The solution is very user-friendly, and it offers upgrade options and updates features with a simple click.

I personally found the initial setup to be straightforward.

There are excellent simple options on offer.

They have great integration with the active directory. You can see active directory users in the System Center.

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KM
DevOps Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

It would be hard to talk about features. In maybe four months, in January, there is downtime for service, where we're able to look for the issues and proactively check everything.

The stability has been very good so far. 

Technical support has been very responsive.

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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MM
Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

It discovers the components automatically, which is a fantastic thing. The discovery works in an automatic way, and it has a dynamic way of discovering the components, assets, and applications. It doesn't require any manual intervention.

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Infrastructure and Networks at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

We like the deployment of the machines and the features that they have.

It's easy to use.

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TK
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

I like the historical reporting of observer metrics. It's a fairly user-friendly solution.

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NM
IT Officer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the monitoring of Windows and Linux servers.

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Learn what your peers think about SCOM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
555,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.