Microsoft has made available for download the RTM version of a collection of tools designed to bridge System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 with Enterprise Management Systems (EMS) and service desk systems. System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connectors RTM is up for grabs via the Microsoft Download Center since the end of the past week. The main function of the Connectors is to ensure that Operations Manager 2007 R2 alerts are being forwarding and synchronized with remote systems.
“After Operations Manager 2007 R2 forwards an alert to a remote system, the alert data is synchronized throughout the lifetime of the alert. The result of that data synchronization is a robust and seamless systems management environment. Such an environment enables cross-organization support processes to take advantage of the resources and strengths of formerly independent support groups. The ultimate effect is improved enterprise systems health through improved organizational communication,” explained Kevin Muldoon, Microsoft senior program manager.
There are no less than five components included in the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connectors package, namely: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connector for IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console; Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connector for HP OpenView Operations for Unix; Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connector for HP OpenView Operations for Windows; Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connector for BMC Remedy ARS and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Universal Connector.
Muldoon explained that, via the new release of the Connectors, corporate customers would be able to correlate events coming from a variety of sources, including systems running Windows and UNIX and Linux. The end purpose of the centralization of events is to speed up the resolution of IT outages by streamlining the processes of identifying and resolving problems.
“Component installation for all supported connectors is rolled into a single Windows Installation file. The Interop Provider for Windows-based remote systems is also rolled into a single Windows Installation file,” Microsoft explained
. “This release supports the new Universal Connector, which can be deployed to connect Operations Manager 2007 R2 to almost any third-party application that is hosted on a Windows-based operating system or on a supported UNIX-based system.”
System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connectors RTM is available for download here