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Best Practices for Monitoring VMware vSphere with SCOM

Authors: Alec King, VP Product Management at Veeam Software
Cameron Fuller
Pete Zerger
Best Practices for Monitoring VMware vSphere with SCOM
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When you are considering VMware as a foundation of your private cloud infrastructure while using SCOM (Microsoft System Center Operations Manager) for enterprise management, Veeam® can help you overcome infrastructure management challenges and increase operational efficiency and capital utilization. SCOM lacks monitoring capabilities for VMware environments and you need a specific management pack to integrate monitoring and management of the VMware private cloud infrastructure and applications with minimal impact. Veeam Management Pack™ (MP) effectively combines the power of Operations Manager and vSphere monitoring to provide physical and virtual system monitoring from the comfort of the Operations Manager interface.

In this white paper, you will learn how to get complete visibility of the VMware infrastructure with the Operations Manager and monitor VMware performance metrics such as memory, CPU, ESXi host health and performance, clusters and vCenter Server.

Download this white paper and discover the six key concepts to get the most out of VMware vSphere monitoring with SCOM, including:

  • An insight on data sources and solution architectures for the highest level of vSphere monitoring;
  • Fine-tuning Operations Manager alerting to sort the actionable alerts from the alert "noise" produced by irrelevant or duplicated notifications;
  • Best practices for tuning Operations Manager using overrides;
  • Reporting for trending, capacity planning and forecasting with SCOM;
  • And much more!

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About the authors

Alec King is Director of Product Management at Veeam Software, leading R&D efforts for Veeam’s Management Pack and Smart Plug-In product lines. Alec is an expert in monitoring, management and automation, and regularly delivers presentations at technology events around the world including Microsoft Management Summit, Tech-Ed and VMworld.
Cameron Fuller, System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management and Veeam Vanguard, is a principal consultant for Catapult Systems and serves as their Corporate Practice Lead for System Center. He has 20 years of infrastructure experience, focused on management solutions. Cameron coauthored a number of System Center books, routinely contributes technical articles to popular Windows magazines, and maintains a highly technical blog. Additionally, you can find Cameron as a speaker at conferences like System Center Universe and the Midwest Management Summit!
Pete Zerger is a consultant, author, speaker, and 10-time Microsoft MVP, focusing on hybrid cloud design, management and architecture and data center automation solutions.