Introduction to the Windows Server Failover Cluster Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007

The Windows Server Failover Cluster Management Pack provides both proactive and reactive monitoring of your Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster deployments. It monitors Cluster services components—such as nodes, networks, resources, and resource groups—to report issues that can cause downtime or poor performance.

The monitoring provided by this management pack includes availability and configuration monitoring. In addition to health monitoring capabilities, this management pack includes dashboard views, extensive knowledge with embedded inline tasks, and views that enable near real-time diagnosis and resolution of detected issues.

With this management pack, Information Technology (IT) administrators can automate one-to-many management of users and computers, simplifying administrative tasks and reducing IT costs. Administrators can efficiently implement security settings, enforce IT policies, and distribute software consistently across a given site, domain, or range of organizational units.

Document Version

This guide was written based on the 6.0.6720.0 version of the Windows Server Failover Cluster Management Pack.

Getting the Latest Management Pack and Documentation

You can find the Windows Server Failover Cluster Management Pack in the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Catalog (