Released: Amazon Web Services Management Pack for SCOM!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 11.05.2013 at 23:19

Amazon has announced the launch of the  System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Management Pack for Amazon Web Services (AWS)!

Whether on-premises or in the AWS cloud, this SCOM Management Pack (MP) allows organizations running their Microsoft-based workloads at AWS to monitor their AWS resources directly in the Operations Manager console to essentially provide a true “single pane of glass

What make this Management Pack unique are couple of things. First, it is can separate the server (Operating System) from the AWS Instance (Virtual Machine). Secondarily,  this creates a logical monitoring and reporting mechanism that can intelligently identify where a problem or error state exists, either in the AWS cloud or the serverOS/application running within AWS.

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Operations Manager 2012 Sizing Helper

by Shijaz Abdulla on 17.04.2012 at 22:31

Use the System Center Operations Manager 2012 Sizing Helper to help plan hardware capacity for deployments.

The SCOM 2012 Sizing Helper is basically an Excel macro sheet, which sizes your SCOM implementation based on inputs you provide, including Management servers, database/data warehouse servers etc.

Partners should use this while sizing customer designs, and customers can use this for their in-house deployments and upgrades of Operations Manager.

Screenshots below.

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System Center 2012 Community Evaluation Program

by Shijaz Abdulla on 01.06.2011 at 13:03

The System Center team is pleased to announce the Community Evaluation Program. The program is designed to provide IT professionals a structured approach to evaluating System Center and Forefront products before their final release. Members of this program are able to evaluate early versions of products with guidance from the product team and by sharing of experiences and best practices among a community of peers.  Multiple programs are now open and accepting applications including:

Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 – Program starts April 2011

Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta – Program starts May 2011

Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 – Program starts June 2011

Orchestrator 2012 Beta – Program starts June 2011

Operations Manager 2012 Beta – Program starts July 2011