The cross platform team has started a blog to talk about the work they are doing to enable management of Unix/Linux servers from Operations Manager. Check it out at http://blogs.msdn.com/scxplat/.
In addition, Microsoft.Unix.Computer Team Blog announced a few new beta products. The System Center Operations Manager 2007 Cross Platform Extensions, which enable customers to manage Unix/Linux systems from Operations Manager 2007, was delivered as a beta today. If you were attending Bob Muglia’s Keynote this morning then you walked away with a CD containing the beta bits.
The second beta announcement from our team was the availability of the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Connectors for HP OpenView (Unix/Windows) and IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC). CD’s will be available later this week at MMS.
Both betas are available on http://connect.microsoft.com – sign in or sign up, then click ‘connection directory’ and look for “System Center TAP/Beta”. If you’re attending MMS, then stop by and see us at the Operations Manager 2007 Pod. You can also attend the two breakout sessions:
– SO20 – System Center Operations Manager 2007 Cross Platform Extensions
– SO09 – Connectors for System Center: The Microsoft Interop Strategy
Also, there’s a hands on lab for the Cross Platform Extensions at MMS – details will follow later. Tonight there will be a birds of a feather session – BO03 Integrating with Microsoft Systems in a Mixed Environment (Windows, Linux, OSX etc).