Monday, July 1, 2013

System Center 2012 & The Cloud

Apparently not only Microsoft knows the added value of the System Center 2012 product related to the cloud, whether it’s public or private.

Recently Amazon released an MP for monitoring Amazon Web Services (AWS) with SCOM 2007 R2 or OM12. On top of it, a few days ago, Hortonworks announced they’ll be bringing ‘…Windows-based Hadoop Operational Management functionality via Management Packs for System Center…’

And: ‘…These management packs will enable users to deploy, manage and monitor Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for both Windows and Linux deployments. The new management packs for System Center will provide management and monitoring of Hadoop from a single System Center Operations Manager console, enabling customers to streamline operations and ensure quality of service levels…’

In this case however, the products Hortonworks is about to release in the near future will touch two components of the System Center 2012 product (taken directly from their website):

For monitoring and managing HDP deployments, Hortonworks will provide a free management pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. The Operations Manager management pack will utilize Apache Ambari APIs to monitor HDP service uptime, view cluster resource utilization, report on job and operational metrics and manage all HDP services deployed in the cluster.

Virtual Machine Manager will configure a cluster of virtual machines and deploy HDP in an optimized configuration for that virtualized cluster. Through Virtual Machine templates, customers will be able to seamlessly add slave and master Hadoop nodes to take advantage of the scalability of the virtualized infrastructure.

Want to know more? Go here.

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