I just stumbled on this video from Marie-Pierre Belanger about EMC Smarts and OpsMgr 2007 integrated solution.

Benefits:

  • Fills in network blindspot
  • Discover Manage non-Microsoft Applications
  • Extend Microsoft deployment managing other technology beyond basic IP

Key Technology ingredients:

  • Rich Discovery
  • Cross-domain behavior model (eCIM)
  • Root cause Analysis (code book technology)