Dear users!

      Just last week we announced commercial availability of System Center Global Service Monitor (GSM).

 

       GSM provides capability to monitor externally facing web sites and web services from geo-distributed locations. System Center customers can configure monitoring scenarios, such as multistep web transactions, define precise criteria for success and instruct GSM to run those transactions periodically from 16 locations around the globe. If you want to learn more about GSM, we are inviting you to come to the session at MMS 2013, titled DevOps: Global Service Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1 (AM-B303).  

Vitaly Gorbenko and I will present this talk on Monday April 8th at 2:00 PM in the room Jasmine E.

 

What we will cover at the session?

  1. We will describe value proposition of Global Service Monitor, and show how it enhances 360o application monitoring capabilities already present in Operations Manager.
  2. We will walk you through the sign up process: now GSM is available as a Trial service for everybody and as a Full service for customers who have software assurance. Trial version expires in 90 days, but Full version never expires and is available as a benefit of software assurance - at no additional cost. You can use these links to sign up:
  3. GSM monitoring embraces the emerging trend of DevOps processes. We will explain the DevOps phenomenon and highlight the challenges organizations are facing when implementing DevOps.
  4. DEMO! We will present an extensive demo, where we will show how organizations can leverage GSM and other DevOps capabilities of Operations Manager 2012 SP1 to reduce MTTR (mean time to resolution). In the demo, we will show how to record and configure Visual Studio web tests for monitoring production applications. We will demonstrate how 360o application monitoring in OpsMgr enables Ops to quickly zero in on the root cause of the problem, and how TFS synchronization and Intellitrace  integration can be used to pass the full context of the production problem to the DEV. Shared artifacts and integrated tools and processes enable Devs and Ops to quickly isolate the problem and find the solution.

     

This is the first time we will be talking about Global Service Monitor at MMS, and we hope you can join us!