Microsoft MOM and SCOM

This section describes how to integrate Microsoft® Operations Manager (MOM) and Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) with CA Spectrum.
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This section describes how to integrate Microsoft® Operations Manager (MOM) and Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) with CA Spectrum.
  • MOM Connector
    : A CA Spectrum executable that enables alert forwarding from Operations Manager to CA Spectrum.
  • SCOM Connector:
     A CA Spectrum executable that enables alert forwarding from System Center Operations Manager to CA Spectrum.
The CA Spectrum MOM and SCOM connectors are compatible with Microsoft® Operations Manager 2005 and Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2012, respectively.
MOM/SCOM Connector Comparison
Both the MOM Connector and the SCOM Connector support the following functionality:
  • Extracting alerts from Microsoft Operations Manager or System Center Operations Manager and creating alarms on the appropriate system models in CA Spectrum.
  • Supporting drilldown from CA Spectrum alarms. You can configure CA Spectrum alarms to display a URL that calls up the appropriate alert in the MOM or SCOM web console.
  • Bidirectional alert/alarm clearing.
  • Bidirectional alert/alarm acknowledgment.
The MOM Connector and the SCOM Connector have the following differences:
  • Alert/alarm acknowledgments: The connectors handle acknowledgments differently.
System Center Operations Manager does not support a resolution state for acknowledging an alert. Therefore, you must create one manually. You can then configure the SCOM Connector to use the new resolution state to synchronize acknowledgments of alerts and alarms. System Center Operations Manager does not provide acknowledgment synchronization by default.
For more information, see Create an Acknowledged Resolution State#.
By default, Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 provides an acknowledgment resolution state and acknowledgment synchronization.
  • Deployment options: The SCOM Connector can be deployed to almost any Windows host in your environment. But the MOM Connector must run on the MOM server.
  • The MOM Connector is not fully supported in a DSS environment. For more information, see MOM Connector in a DSS Environment.
Some versions of the SCOM connector are not fully supported in a DSS environment. Extra configuration is required to support distributed deployments. For more information, see SCOM Connector in a DSS Environment.