MOM Partner Announcements at IT Forum
Many of Microsoft Operations Manager's (MOM) partners made some very important announcements at IT Forum, held in Barcelona, Spain on November 14-17, 2005. See below for each partner’s general announcement:
TidalTidal announced its latest release of Tidal Horizon™ for SAP. This new release offers enhanced automated analysis of database and SAP NetWeaver performance and improved integration with Tidal Enterprise Scheduler to deliver new levels of operational efficiency for SAP. The release continues to expand the product’s embedded expertise with new Analysis Trees for more comprehensive coverage of SAP operation and performance. Horizon for SAP extends the capabilities of MOM 2005 to support SAP, whether SAP is hosted on Windows, UNIX of some other platform. Horizon automates SAP best practices for identifying and analyzing performance problems. As a result, it does not simply flood the MOM console with data and assume the user has the expertise and the time to analyze it. Instead, Horizon provides an ‘Expert-in-a- Box™’ that performs the types of analysis and makes the recommendations an experienced SAP Admin would, 24x7x365, in real-time. Horizon for SAP supports both traditional R3 and the newer NetWeaver components of SAP. In addition, it provides extensive capabilities to automatically analyze the performance impact Microsoft SQL Server and SAP may have with one another. When Coupled with Tidal Enterprise Manager for job scheduling, it can automatically profile batch jobs and automatically analyze jobs that run longer than normal.
AppMindAppMind version 3.8 extends platform coverage of MOM 2005 for Solaris on x86 and VMware ESX. New features have also been added for providing Digital Views of non-Windows systems along with details of Status, OS, version, etc. Central configuration from the MOM server is also now available.
SilectMicrosoft has licensed Silect’s MP Studio for internal use. MP Studio provides the ability for application developers and IT professionals to develop, test, tune and maintain Management Packs which are used by Microsoft Operations Manager to manage IT services. Under terms of the license agreement, MP Studio will be available to all Microsoft business units, including MSN, product teams, internal IT operations and field personnel. Microsoft certified partners will also have access to special pricing to purchase MP Studio. For product information, and pricing, go to www.silect.com
AVIcodeAVIcode announced an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to develop a Design for Operations Starter Kit that works with AVIcode’s .NET Management Pack to provide a bridge between Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM) and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System due out later this year. The Starter Kit comprises source code that furthers the DSI by offering the first product to facilitate communication between MOM 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 Team System, uniting the traditional operations and development silos. A main feature of the Design for Operations Starter Kit is the ability to integrate work items of Visual Studio 2005 Team System with MOM 2005 alerts. The Starter Kit will automatically generate a work item in Visual Studio 2005 Team System based on any monitored application exception or fault reported by MOM 2005. When that work item is resolved in Visual Studio 2005 Team System, the alert status will be dynamically updated in the MOM 2005 console.
JalasoftJalasoft Inc it is preparing a new technology which will permit network vendors to automatically generate Management Packs for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. This technology will enable network vendors to generate these management packs with little effort, thus simplifying the creation of network device-specific management packs. Xian Network Manager version 3, in combination with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, will provide a technology which will enable network vendors to generate management packs for Microsoft Operations Manager, through an add-on which works with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. This add-on will enable anyone to describe a hierarchical structure of the devices and elements which will be monitored, create rules for these, create the management pack and finally generate reports for it.
nworksnworks announced the nworks VMware Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. The nworks VMware MP maximizes the value of VMware ESX Server implementations, providing enterprise level, service based operational management from MOM 2005. The nworks VMware MP proactively monitors ESX Servers, virtual machine guests, and ESX Server level performance statistics to identify and isolate problems before they affect end users. Using performance information gathered by the SPI for VMware Products, operators quickly make informed decisions about operational ESX Server resource utilization and Virtual Machine guest operation. MOM 2005 integration provides exceptional ease of use providing extensive reports and monitoring of ESX Server events using message correlation to reduce message clutter. The VMware MP reduces the cost of ownership and raising administration efficiency in VMware ESX Server environments. For more information, contact nworks at email@example.com.
OpalisOpalis recently launched the new Opalis platform. It includes enhancements to help customers reduce operating costs and improve performance and availability. By providing integration between server components and leading systems management tools such as service desk and monitoring tools, Opalis Integration Server 5.0 provides a simple, fast, and effective way to integrate and automate data center operations. Most enterprises have invested heavily in systems management and monitoring solutions. Opalis Integration Server 5.0 lets IT organizations document and automate procedures without re-engineering existing processes or requiring new tools. Opalis offers integration packs for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM), Microsoft Virtual Server, and Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS). The Integration Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager enables IT to incorporate MOM with problem management processes and maintenance procedures. The Virtual Server pack allows administrators to automatically stop, start, create, and remove virtual servers as part of their automated maintenance procedures. Finally, the Opalis Integration Pack for SMS enables IT staff to automate software deployment tasks during the maintenance window. For more information, go to www.opalis.com.
AmberPointAmberPoint announced that it has completed an agreement to resell Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. AmberPoint’s runtime governance software integrates with MOM 2005 to provide customers of both companies the ability to manage heterogeneous service-oriented environments from end to end.
The combination of AmberPoint and MOM 2005 provides comprehensive runtime governance capabilities, including:
Re-release of the Microsoft Availability Reporting Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
The Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Availability Reporting Management Pack collects and analyzes data from the event logs of your servers, and generates reports that you can study to improve server availability and reliability. You can identify the causes for planned and unplanned downtime and take preemptive actions to decrease downtime in the future.
Availability Reporting uses a number of metrics to provide data that you can view and customize to suit the needs of your IT organization. Each type of report includes tables or graphs with information about the availability and reliability of servers in your environment. You can input parameters, such as specific periods of time, to filter the data presented in the reports. Availability Reports provide detailed and specific availability and reliability information for several Microsoft applications. For applications not currently supported, Availability Reporting provides basic availability and reliability statistics at the operating system level. In such cases, Availability Reporting measures whether the operating system is running but does not measure whether applications are running.If you have the old version of this MP installed, please re-install this new MP according to the doc provided in the msi. Your current Installation will be updated.