Microsoft® Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 is a comprehensive server monitoring solution that helps manage the availability, performance, and security of Windows-based networks and applications. MOM can provide central monitoring and automatic problem resolution for computer networks whose volume scales-up to thousands of computers on the network. MOM can continuously monitor user actions, application software, servers, and desktop computers running Microsoft Windows® 2000 Server or later. MOM can monitor, manage, and secure a wide range of resources, including computers, applications, server farms, e-commerce sites, and corporate servers. MOM provides proactive real-time system monitoring for Windows-based servers and computers throughout the extended enterprise. You can use MOM by itself or implement a solution that includes other Microsoft products, such as Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 provides the following benefits:
MOM 2005 delivers comprehensive event monitoring, alert management, reporting, and trend analysis. MOM can consolidate events and automatically determine which events are of critical importance to an administrator. You can configure MOM to respond to events according to your business needs. A typical response, based on your criteria, includes automatic notification. By using custom actions and scripted responses, you can implement automatic alert resolution for an event.
It is recommended that you read the following documents before you continue further with your MOM deployment: