Cross Platform monitoring with NiCE
This week Matthew Long and Richard Benwell are joined by Christian Heitkamp from NiCE IT Management Solutions GmbH to discuss cross platform monitoring using SCOM. Typically Microsoft focus much of their effort on monitoring the Windows world but SCOM is an effective monitoring system for Unix/Linux, Oracle, DB2 and many other systems with the right configuration and management packs.
We discuss some of NiCE's offerings (including a free community log file monitoring MP that greatly extends SCOM's capabilities) and then take a look at a demo of using Squared Up's Visual Application Discovery and Analysis feature (VADA) to see how you can seamlessly map your applications, regardless of their OS platform. We also take a look at the Oracle Dashboard Pack that NiCE built for their Oracle MP, which gives you great monitoring and visualization of your Oracle systems in a couple of clicks.
Finally, Christian talks about a new Office 365 tenant monitoring offering coming down the pipe from NiCE that integrates directly into SCOM and OMS. They are currently looking for beta customers so if you have a weird and wonderful environment, NiCE would love to hear from you (see the link below). We also give the live audience a sneak peek of some new Squared Up features, so make sure you attend the live recording if you don't want to miss out in future!