SCOM Valuable Features

Pieter Van Blommestein
Manager, Principle Systems Engineer and team lead at BCX
Many of the features in the SCOM product have been valuable to us as an organization. Basically most of the main features like the alerting, the reporting, the discovery, the automation, the auto-discovery of products installed on a server and the grouping that it does automatically have all simplified the way we work. The automation in SCOM is incredible, and because I have some exposure now to other, similar products, I can make a good comparison between them. The CA products — which is in direct competition with SCOM — is not as good at all. I also have exposure to SolarWinds and a local product here called Syntelligence. None of those products can touch SCOM as far as general versatility. It is just a far superior application for general monitoring. You can expand on the SCOM automation. But its power is more than just in the segment of automating things. If services stop, you can run recovery tasks and you can use disaster recovery scripts. That is just an example. There are numerous things that you can do with this product. There are so many features in SCOM it has possibilities that are essentially longer than your arms can reach. You can monitor third-party applications, you can monitor services, you can collect events and you can trigger reports and send alerts based on those events. It's integration capabilities are very good. For me, it is the ultimate unified solution. It is a very nice product and I love it because of the capabilities it provides. The unification of services makes it easier to deploy and maintain. View full review »
reviewer1383036
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. View full review »
Zahari Zahariev
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. View full review »
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Enginsys677
Snr Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The reporting capabilities of this solution are amazing. We also make use of APM, Application Performance Monitoring, and this gives us valuable insight into our application level, where we could experience problems. The ability to integrate into Azure services, as well as the old OMS that now forms part of Azure Monitor, is a good feature that we might make use of. View full review »
Morne' O'Kennedy
Lead specialist at OKCIUS (Pty) Ltd
The most valuable feature is the reporting, and the customization is quite flexible. View full review »
Molatelo Mashabela
IT SEC at a government with 10,001+ employees
At the moment the monitoring feature is the most valuable. It allows me to monitor the usage as well as the format of the system. Whatever the system owners want to know from our side, I am able to help with. View full review »
reviewer1381938
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. View full review »
reviewer1412814
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. View full review »
Vinicius Ribeiro
Head of IT South America at Compass Minerals
The most valuable feature is the extension of the libraries that they have for other solutions, such as monitoring ASP, Office 365 and others. View full review »
Marc Zijnge
Head of ICT at JAROLA
The features we find most useful would be the automatic thresholds when disks are running full. If CPUs are causing high CPU load then we will be notified with triggers. View full review »
Enginefra677
IT Infrastructure Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We are using all of the management parts that are related to Windows. View full review »
reviewer1404762
IT Officer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the monitoring of Windows and Linux servers. View full review »
Endre Németh
Senior IT System Owner and System Management Specialist at MOL Plc
The most valuable features for us are the monitoring, the health explorer, and the console. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about SCOM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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