Update and Recommendation feature was introduced in SCOM 2016 for Microsoft owned Management Packs . This feature was introduced to alleviate the challenges involved in discovering the appropriate Management Packs for various workloads running in the customer’s environment from different websites on the internet and staying up to date with the latest versions of the Management Packs.
With this feature, the customer is able to automatically discover various workloads(for which the Management Pack exists) running in their environment that is managed by the SCOM server and it would recommend appropriate Management Packs (including the latest version or missing Management Packs) that can be imported to monitor the workloads. This feature is enabled for 110+ Microsoft workloads, for which the customers can easily download and import the Management Packs without having to search those on the internet at all.
We are extending this feature to support Management Packs authored and offered by several external technologies and consulting partners of SCOM. Partners have extended their support by signing up with SCOM team to onboard their Management Packs to ease the Management Pack discovery problem solved by this feature. With the partner support, this feature is now able to recommend Management Packs for both Microsoft and non-Microsoft workloads.
In the Operations Manager 1801 release, we are starting with onboarding Management Packs from the following external partners:
- CalCom – CHS hardening automation suite
- Comtrade – Nutanix, F5 BIG-IP
- Infront Consulting – RightFax, SC Orchestrator, McAfee, and Isilon
- NiCE – IBM Domino, Oracle, and DB2
- Opslogix – BlackBerry, IBM MQ, Oracle, Swift, and VMware
- Savision – ActiveDirectory, Exchange 2013, Exchange_2010, DynamicsCRM, SharePoint 2013, SkypeForBusiness 2015, SystemCenterConfigurationManager 2012, DHCP, DNS, RemoteDesktopServices, and Lync Server 2013
The UI experience of the Update and Recommendation feature in the Operations Manager console is enhanced to indicate the company that owns the Management Pack as shown in the screenshot below. For non-Microsoft workloads, Get MP action will navigate the user to the Partner website with the MP details .
Please share your feedback on User Voice. If you are an Management Pack partner and want to onboard your Management Packs, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.