Operations Manager 2007 offers a service-oriented monitoring approach that enables you to monitor your end-to-end information technology services, scale monitoring across large environments and organizations, and use Microsoft application and operating system knowledge to resolve operational problems. Following are some of the rich capabilities that Operations Manager 2007 provides.
Manage the health of your information technology environment
- A consolidated Operations console displays
the health of your environment and allows you to handle alerts. For
additional information about the Operations console, see Operations Console in
Operations Manager 2007.
- Reports provide multiple ways to view of the
health of your environment. For additional information about
reporting, see Reporting in Operations
Use management packs to monitor Microsoft applications and custom applications
- Management packs provide monitoring
information for many Microsoft applications. In addition, you can
create your own management packs to monitor your custom
applications. For additional information about management packs,
Packs in Operations Manager 2007.
- Most Microsoft management packs include
information about how to resolve common problems with the
Use Client Monitoring to monitor operating systems and applications for errors
Client Monitoring enables you to forward error reports for operating systems and applications to Microsoft and receive solutions for those errors, as available. For additional information, see Client Monitoring in Operations Manager 2007.
Use Active Directory Domain Services
Active Directory Domain Services Integration leverages prior investments by allowing you to assign agent-managed computers to management groups.
Secure your monitoring environment
- Security features allow you to monitor the
health of information technology services and applications even
when parts of the environment are outside your secured area. For
additional information about security features, see Security Considerations
in Operations Manager 2007 and Gateway Server.
- Role-based authorization allows you to tailor
the actions your operators and administrators can take. For
additional information about roles, see About User Roles in
Operations Manager 2007.
- Audit collection efficiently collects
security events from managed computers and provides reports for
analysis. For additional information about audit collection, see
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