MOM Goes Into General Availability

Microsoft Corp.'s solution for the IT administrator's problem of managing the proliferation of small Windows servers throughout an enterprise hit the market Wednesday.

Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 (MOM) is now officially generally available. First unveiled last October, the product was released to manufacturing in late June.

The release is step one of a two-step attempt by Microsoft to help administrators get their Windows environments under control with MOM. MOM 2000 helps with management and monitoring of Internet Information Services and the Active Directory, which both come packaged with Windows 2000 Servers.

The company is still beta testing the Application Management Pack for MOM, which will add support for monitoring and management of the .NET Enterprise Servers such as SQL Server 2000 and Exchange 2000 Server.

Pricing for MOM and the Application Management Pack was announced in May. MOM costs $850 per processor and the application pack costs an additional $950 per processor.

Microsoft licensed the technology that forms the foundation for Microsoft Operations Manager from NetIQ Corp. in October. NetIQ will be selling what it calls Extended Management Packs to make MOM work with major third-party applications, including Oracle's RDBMS, major anti-virus software, hardware monitoring software from major server vendors and Tivoli's management framework.

Microsoft says MOM complements Systems Management Server and the Active Directory for managing Microsoft environments. In the "eating your own dogfood" category, Microsoft announced that its partially owned consulting company, Avanade Inc., is using MOM in production.

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.


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