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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
Endre Németh
Senior Owner and Qualifying Expert at MOL Plc
The most valuable features for us are the monitoring, the health explorer, and the console. View full review »
paul zuber
Operating Partner at Thoma Bravo LLC with 11-50 employees
Graphing processes. It can send messages to our ticketing system. It has good graphs of what is going on within the operating system. View full review »
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