Microsoft Operations Manager MOM. Network Management

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* Definition

* Architecture

* Technical requirements

* Benefits

* Conclusion

INTRODUCTION

Technological advances are increasingly evident widely facilitating the work of the members of the company, becoming dependent businesses IT services. If they fail, it hinders the daily activities of the organization, grow customer complaints and disadvantages compared to the competition, it makes the work of the employees and this is reflected in the loss of revenue.

That is why it must remain at the forefront of advances in technology, such as the System Administration Microsoft operations, especially where emphasis will be placed on the service management and the facilities of the perpetrators of Technology Computing, to facilitate an effective and efficient performance of its functions.

1. DEFINITION

It is a Windows Server System product that enables IT managers in the area to keep abreast of emerging issues, react quickly and prove their accountability to the managers of the organization.

MOM 2005 is a key component of the Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI or Dynamic Systems Initiative), a computer industry overall project led by Microsoft to create software that offers simplicity, automation and flexibility to IT operations throughout its lifecycle vital.

The new version of MOM allows:

* Identify IT problems early and prevent them from becoming serious problems due to the intelligence embedded applications.

* Improve efficiency in solving problems through monitoring practices

* Create comprehensive reports on the outlook for the IT environment ideal for assessing the performance and service levels.

2. ARCHITECTURE

Database 2.1

Stores are responsible for event information and suggestions logical rules previously set policies for monitoring

2.2 Monitoring Servers

It controls all communications with computers managed by MOM and updates the database through Data Access Server.

2.3 User Interface

The MOM Operator console 2005, which offers a new user interface designed specifically for IT operators, helps increase efficiency and streamline daily operations troubleshooting. Among the new views on the operator’s console include:

View Diagram

Provides a graphical view of your server infrastructure.

State View

Provides an indication red / yellow / green services status in near real time.

Vista Alerts

Provides a comprehensive view of all alerts so you can be aware of any problems that arise.

Task Pane

Provides context-specific actions to help resolve problems directly into the console.

More Management Packs

As part of the Common Criteria Engineering Windows Server System all Windows Server System technologies offer management packages. Product teams develop management packages as they develop their technology, which adds to the ease of application management.

The MOM management packs for Microsoft technologies have been updated to take advantage of new capabilities provided by the Operator Console, such as state and topology views.

Manager Console 2.3.1

The Administrator Console is where you can configure MOM 2005, discover servers, deploy agents, create and maintain privileges for users and create, import or export management packages.

2.3.2 Operator Console

The Operator Console provides an overview of the health of their systems, indicates problems and recommends resolutions. You can even incorporate troubleshooting information specific to your business. The multi-panel view lets you easily see the information needed to solve a problem without having to open multiple windows or dialog boxes.

2.3.3 Web console

Web Console is a web application is based and designed to provide a high-level interface to provide monitoring capabilities that facilitate the monitoring of events and alerts.

You can view events, alerts and equipment selection dependendiendo can check the properties of teams, events and even change the status of the alerts.

2.4 Agents

They are the primary mechanism for collecting and analyzing information.

2.5 Reports

MOM 2005 to share key information about the performance and health of the environment. The full reports provided are useful for presenting to the management of the company to enable it to draw conclusions about the level of IT service achieved.

The reporting function of MOM 2005 uses SQL Server Reporting Services and includes more than 100 predefined reports on systems, applications and supervised environments. Among the predefined reports include general operating and system monitoring, capacity planning and performance analysis charts with application-specific monitoring of resources, traffic and availability. Within the reporting console stand:

* Operating Reports

* Reports of the Management Packs

* Reports of use and capabilities

* Performance Reports

* Safety Reporting

* Availability Reports

* Configuration Reports

* MOM 2000 Reporting

3. Technical Requirements

Listed below are the hardware and software requirements for running Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. Current requirements may vary depending on your system configuration and the applications and features you want to use.

4. BENEFITS

The main reasons for deploying MOM 2005

Best User Interface

The MOM Operator console 2005, which offers a new user interface designed specifically for IT operators, helps increase efficiency and streamline daily operations troubleshooting. Among the new views on the operator’s console include:

View Diagram

Provides a graphical view of your server infrastructure.

State View

Provides an indication red / yellow / green services status in near real time.

Vista Alerts

Provides a comprehensive view of all alerts so you can be aware of any problems that arise.

Task Pane

Provides context-specific actions to help resolve problems directly into the console.

More Management Packs

As part of the Common Criteria Engineering Windows Server System all Windows Server System technologies offer management packages. Product teams develop management packages as they develop their technology, which adds to the ease of application management.

The MOM management packs for Microsoft technologies have been updated to take advantage of new capabilities provided by the Operator Console, such as state and topology views.

Further room for Preparing Reports

By using SQL Server Reporting Services, the reporting in MOM 2005 has its origin in a database for integrated reporting is online, providing capabilities for data extraction and preparation of highly flexible and customizable reports, with Enterprise category. More than 100 predefined reports include monitoring reports and overall system operations, capacity planning charts and performance analysis and resource monitoring, traffic and application-specific availability, which are included in management packs. And because the MOM 2005 Reporting using SQL Server Reporting Services is easier to create and share custom reports.

High Performance and Scalability

MOM 2005 greatly improves performance and enterprise scalability.

More features

MOM 2005 provides a number of new features beyond the core capabilities and performance events, such as seamless deployment, maintenance mode capability, functionality aside rules, ability to add company-specific knowledge, specific tasks as context, agentless monitoring, agent support in 64-bit operating systems and more.

5. CONCLUSION.

The Microsoft Operations Manager, is a monitoring tool, created by the manufacturer of the world’s most recognized software, which allows management of an effective and efficient alarms and events that take place in a system that is being monitored, presenting a user interface very friendly, integrating properly with Active Directory, allowing properly merge with other management tools and third-party monitoring.

Savoy ALFREDO CABRERA

Professor

CANO MISAEL MONTAO

Systems Engineer

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBIA

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS

EXPERTISE IN NETWORK SECURITY

BOGOTA, D. C., AUGUST 2005