System Center Engyro
One of the big announcements for management at TechEd was the purchase of Engyro and the picture that Techlog took showed it as System Center Engyro which seems to suggest that they will keep it as a separate product (with the same initials as System Center Essentials – confusingly) rather than make it part of SCOM. It will be interesting to see the pricing and licensing details.
I remember talking to the product group about connectors for MOM 2000 – long time ago! It was a difficult sell to get MOM into a big enterprise without being able to link into Tivoli, HPOV etc. The Product Group then funded Engyro who created the first two connectors for MOM 2000 which Microsoft gave away free and created the MOM Connector Framework. So the link with Engyro goes way back.
Since then Engyro have grown and as well as connectors have MPs for VMWareESX, Linux (RedHat and SuSe), UNIX (Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX), Oracle, MYSQL and Apache. This begs the question of what will become of companies like Skywire, Jalasoft and eXc Software. One of the big areas of concern from customers was getting their MOM components from different suppliers. This announcement plus the announcement in March at the MMS about EMC Smarts being part of the next version of SCOM puts Microsoft up there with a single heterogeneous monitoring solution with connectivity. Talking to a few MOM specialists over the last two months about what they were planning to use for some monitoring and Engyro came up consistently.
Engyro also made components for Tivoli. I can not see that carrying on.
The other big gain will be for System Center Service Manager as it will now have ready made connectors to the big monitoring systems and be able to link into existing helpdesks to transfer the data.