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  • Question

  • Hi all,

     

    What's the difference between system center essentials and SCOM 2007?

    Can the system center monior the network devices such as router, switches and link?

     

    Thanks. 

     

    Friday, March 14, 2008 8:53 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jane,

     

    SCE has the same monitoring features and UI as system Center Operations Manager 2007. These are seen in the monitoring and authoring sections of the console. They can monitor network based on SNMP V1 or V2. Also, you can import some other third-party MP to monitor more network device.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/mom/catalog/catalog.aspx?vs=2007

    http://www.excsoftware.com/version3/version3/Products.aspx

     

    Hope this helps.

    Monday, March 17, 2008 7:01 AM
  • There is actually quite a bit of network monitoring functionality out of the box with SCE through the Network Device MP that is imported automatically at install time. However, many monitors are disabled by default.

    I discuss this at length in the following blog post, and offer suggestions for what needs to be enabled through overrides.
    http://www.it-jedi.net/2007/06/outsmarting-defaults-in-essentials.html
    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 2:47 AM

All replies

  • Hi Jane,

     

    SCE has the same monitoring features and UI as system Center Operations Manager 2007. These are seen in the monitoring and authoring sections of the console. They can monitor network based on SNMP V1 or V2. Also, you can import some other third-party MP to monitor more network device.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/mom/catalog/catalog.aspx?vs=2007

    http://www.excsoftware.com/version3/version3/Products.aspx

     

    Hope this helps.

    Monday, March 17, 2008 7:01 AM
  • There is actually quite a bit of network monitoring functionality out of the box with SCE through the Network Device MP that is imported automatically at install time. However, many monitors are disabled by default.

    I discuss this at length in the following blog post, and offer suggestions for what needs to be enabled through overrides.
    http://www.it-jedi.net/2007/06/outsmarting-defaults-in-essentials.html
    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 2:47 AM