SCOM monitoring possibilities?

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Thanks for reading. We have an IP based air conditioning and lighting system using 3rd party software hosted on server 2012R2. They have some custom script thing that constantly pings all devices and alerts the monitor when one goes down.

My question is, what can SCOM do to monitor this system and alert people when these third party IP based devices goes down and present it to the Dashboard? I'm not aware of third party management packs for these random software companies so is there another way to do this?

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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist
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Probably just availability, I guess. What information can you gather via scripts?

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I'm not sure what you mean what I can gather via scripts. I have to use SCOM to monitor because that's what I'm contracted to do unless that can somehow tie into SCOM?

By availability you mean just pinging the servers that the software runs on?
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I'm not sure what you mean what I can gather via scripts. I have to use SCOM to monitor because that's what I'm contracted to do unless that can somehow tie into SCOM?
I see you mention in post so ignore. Ping all devices

By availability you mean just pinging the servers that the software runs on?
Do what script does, ping all devices
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So you're saying unless SCOM has a specific third party management pack, I can't monitor these devices? Could SCOM at least perform the ping itself in some sort of custom monitoring?
Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist
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So you're saying unless SCOM has a specific third party management pack, I can't monitor these devices?
It really depend on what they allow via SNMP

Could SCOM at least perform the ping itself in some sort of custom monitoring?
Yes

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Could you elaborate a tiny bit more? How would I do this. If you have a link or something to get me started that would be great. I haven't dived into the weeds on monitoring before. Mainly just implementation.
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Thnx
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Glad we could help.

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