In my recent blog post about the R2 wave of Microsoft Virtualisation products, I mentioned the management products too – including System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007 R2 (which, at the time was at release candidate stage). That changes today, as Microsoft will announce that SCOM 2007 R2 has been released to manufacturing.
New features in SCOM 2007 R2 include:
“Enhanced application performance and availability across platforms in the datacenter through cross platform monitoring, delivering an integrated experience for discovery and management of systems and their workloads, whether Windows, UNIX or Linux. Enhanced performance management of applications in the datacenter with service level monitoring, delivering the ability to granularly define service level objectives that can be targeted against the different components that comprise an IT service. Increased speed of access to monitoring information and functionality with user interface improvements and simplified management pack authoring. Examples include an enhanced console performance and dramatically improved monitoring scalability (e.g., over 1000 URLs can be validated per agent, allowing scaling to the largest of web-based workloads).”
Further details are available on the Microsoft website.