What Is New in OpsMgr R2?

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 released in spring 2009 and includes many new improvements on the previous version, Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1. Some of these improvements include

. Cross platform support—This supports non-Microsoft platforms such as UNIX and Linux. This enables administrators to have a single-pane view of their entire IT environment in OpsMgr.

. Integration with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008—This integrates with the VMM 2008 and enables synergies such as Performance Resource and Optimization (PRO) Tips, which provide virtual machine recommendations based on observed performance and the capability to implement the recommendation at the click of a button.

. Notifications—The notification system has been revamped and now includes an Outlook rule–style interface. Notifications can be generated for specific alerts, and notifications can be sent out as high-priority emails.

. Overrides view—Rather than hunt for overrides within all the management packs, OpsMgr R2 has an authoring view that shows all the overrides defined in the system.

. Improved management pack maintenance—OpsMgr 2007 R2 enables Microsoft management packs to be browsed, downloaded, and imported directly from the console. It even includes versioning, dependency checks, and the capability to search from management pack updates.

. Service level monitoring—Applications can be defined from various monitored objects and the service level of the application, and be monitored and reported on against defined target SLAs.

. Better scaling of URL monitoring—The URL monitor now scales to thousands of websites without undue performance impact.

. Improved database performance—The overall performance of the database and console has been dramatically improved.

These improvements bring the platform to a new level of performance and interoperability while retaining the look and feel of the original Operations Manager 2007 tool.

Source of Information : Pearson-Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Unleashed


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