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MS Beta Software To Manage Unix/Linux Systems 246

Posted by kdawson
from the acknowledging-heterogeneity dept.
Tumbleweed writes "The Cross Platform and Interop team at Microsoft today announced some new beta products for managing Unix/Linux systems from MS Operations Manager 2007, as well as connectors for HP OpenView and IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console. Both betas are available at Microsoft Connect (search for systemcenter), according the blog."
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MS Beta Software To Manage Unix/Linux Systems

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  • Ignorance is bliss (Score:3, Informative)

    by thethibs (882667) on Tuesday April 29, 2008 @07:37PM (#23246040) Homepage

    Does anyone here have even a faint idea of what Operations Manager is? Judging from the posts so far, the answer is obviously "Not a clue".

    It's not a remote shell.

    "Infringing the GPL?!" LOL!

  • Re:Microsoft Linux (Score:3, Informative)

    by jcr (53032) <jcr@@@mac...com> on Tuesday April 29, 2008 @07:49PM (#23246132) Journal
    MS washed their hands of Xenix a long time ago. They sold its rotting corpse to SCO.

    -jcr
  • by Tumbleweed (3706) * on Tuesday April 29, 2008 @08:11PM (#23246374)
    Yahoo News [yahoo.com]
    Microsoft leverages two community projects promoting open protocols for network management-- Web Services for Management and OpenPegasus-- to enable cross-platform support. Microsoft also has joined the steering committee for the OpenPegasus project and will contribute royalty-free code to the project

    some articles via Google News [google.com]

    Nexus SC: The System Center Team Blog [technet.com]

    Information Week [informationweek.com]

    Microsoft won't just rip the code from OpenPegasus, but will join IBM, HP and others on the OpenPegasus Steering Committee and contribute code back to the project under the OSI-approved Microsoft Public License, which the Free Software Foundation has said is compatible with the GNU GPL version 3. The terms of the Microsoft Public License mean that any code Microsoft contributes will be freely modifiable and usable by anyone, so long as copyrights in the code are left intact.

    "It's very important to me that we use OSI-approved licenses when using open source," Sam Ramji, Microsoft's director of platform strategy and one of its top open source advocates, said in an interview.

    Microsoft's adoption of OpenPegasus for the Operations Manager add-in could be seen as a small data point that shows Microsoft is getting a little bit more comfortable with the open source world by working with IBM and others on an open source project. It's not like Microsoft is open sourcing all of System Center, but it is a step nonetheless.

  • by TheRealSlimShady (253441) on Tuesday April 29, 2008 @09:48PM (#23247180)
    It's an automated monitoring & alerting tool, rather than a GUI tool to perform actions that would traditionally be performed at the command line. So you just let your *nix system run, then when an error occurs (maybe an message gets logged in syslog, maybe a process that should be running isn't), the alerting system can alert you (email, SMS, IM), optionally take corrective action and resolve the issue automatically. You can also collect performance stats etc so you can do capacity planning and analysis. Screen shots here [techlog.org]

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