IT Forum 2004: MOM 2005 aims for prevention rather than cure

As announced yesterday in Bill Gates’ keynote, Microsoft has officially released its Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 server product, which provides IT administrators with a way of monitoring system events and managing performance.

The idea is to better enable IT operations staff to stay aware of Windows Server-based system issues, with the bottom line being better levels of service availability.

As well as a new task-based interface, there is support for diagram views giving a topology of distributed services, and a security model so that staff and components can work with varying privilege levels. Other features in MOM 2005 include the use of data-collection agents, SQL Server-based reporting services, support for failover, improved scalability, and the MOM Connector Framework and APIs to enable integration with third-party apps and management sysstems.

Most server-related Microsoft product – such as Exchange, SQL Server, etc – will have their own ‘MOM pack’ to support this standardised monitoring.

You can find more information on the MOM 2005 website. MOM 2000 was the previous incarnation of this product.

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