With Operations Manager 2007 R2, Microsoft wants to deliver integration among Unix, Linux and the Microsoft System Center management software. Microsoft is bridging the gap between its tools and non-Windows platforms on the back of the WS-Management protocol it developed and OpenPegasus, an open-source implementation of the Distributed Management Task Force's Common Information Model and Web-based Enterprise Management standards. Both WS-Management and OpenPegasus are used to discover physical and virtual systems on a network and monitor and manage them.
R2 also will come with a new set of connectors based on Microsoft's 2007 acquisition of Engyro, which built connectors for Operations Manager that hook it into HP OpenView or IBM Tivoli management tools.
Microsoft also will unveil partnerships with HP and Dell, which have been incorporating System Center technology into their management platforms. In particular, HP will introduce HP Insight Control Suite for Microsoft System Center.
As far as virtualization, Microsoft will demo Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 and highlight features for managing new Hyper-V capabilities such as Live Migration and Cluster Share Volume.
Microsoft also will begin to outline how it plans to straddle its management tools across both online and cloud-based deployments. The company plans to build a foundation from its System Center family of tools, Windows Server and Forefront software, a security suite that can run on the corporate network or in the cloud.
Microsoft will demo Windows Server and System Center tools managing both local infrastructure and cloud-based resources as if it were one environment. The System Center tools will be focused on VMM and Operations Manager.
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