About Operations Manager 2007
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 Manager 2007.
Use built-in Management Packs to monitor Microsoft applications and custom applications
Out-of-the-box 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, see Management Packs in Operations Manager 2007.
Most Microsoft Management Packs include information about how to resolve common problems with the application.
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. For additional information about Active Directory Domain Services, see Active Directory Domain Services Integration in Operations Manager 2007.
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 Audit Collection Services (ACS).