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Suggestion and comments when implementing SCOM & SCCM 2016 in existing environment ?

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People,

I’d like to know what’s your suggestion and comments regarding implementing SCCM and SCOM 2016 in the existing multi-site Data Centre environment for my environment below?
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/system-center-solutions

Because at the moment, my current IT environment is spread across three different cities in

Site1: 2 Data Center, 2 site offices [250 workstation users, 45 physical servers, 89 VMs]
Site2: 1 Data Center, 2 site offices [100 workstation users, 30 physical servers, 100 VMs]
Site3: 1 site offices [90 workstation users, 15 physical servers]

Most of them running Windows and VMware:
Server: Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2 up to 2012 R2 and few Linux servers.
Workstation: Windows 7 and Windows 10 and few MacOSX
Mobile device: Apple iOS and Android
Network device: Cisco routers, ASA & switches, HP switches and PaloAlto Firewall

At the moment I’m using multiple monitoring tools & software to achieve multiple things:

Workstation: LANSweeper
Server Monitoring: Solarwinds IPMonitor
Network Monitoring: PRTG
Server and Network Trending & Capacity planning: Zabbix [this is the only reason I use it and for capacity planning as well]

Can SCCM and SCOM version 2016 be implemented to replace those multiple old monitoring software above?

What are your challenges or cons when using SCCM/SCOM?

Thanks in advance
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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications Specialist
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SCCM does not do monitoring.
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Ok, what about SCOM, how difficult it is to implement ?
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Scott and Mr. Singh,

Thanks for your suggestion and comments.
My goal here is to consolidate the monitoring tools into SCOM rather than using Zabbix for trending & capacity planning, Solarwinds IPMonitor for Server and PRTG for Network appliances.

Can SCOM achieve that ?
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Does SCOM also supports graphics trending, historical pattern and for the capacity planning as well like Zabbix ?
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So how is it licensed with SCCM ?
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Licensing is not my strong point. With System Center, there are two licences. Server and client. For SCCM, SCCM Server is free and 99 % companies have licence built in the windows client licence.

For SCOM, I am not sure. But if you are a govt department, System Center is basically free.
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