System Center Operations Manager 2012 “More that meets the eye” Part 1–SCOM2007R2–SCOM2012 Classes and properties

There are already some blogs on how OM12 has changed from SCOM 2007 R2. Although the new features of OM12 are really cool and interesting there are more changes beneath the hood of OM12 which are in my opinion at least as cool as the new features Network Monitoring, Application monitoring, Dashboards, etc.… The “More that meets the eye” changes are too many to write in one fast blog therefore I will do a series on these.

Part 2 –

The Base

To be able to fully understand the changes and how and why you will need to read the entire series but let’s start with the beginning.

First take a look at the astonishing change everybody should have noticed!

2007 R2


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Yes I know this one is really obvious and you all have noticed this change right? Winking smile

This one is great isn’t it well at least I am pretty excited by this change which is a big one in my opinion.

I know everybody has noticed the most obvious change of them all and maybe should continue with my next series on “More that meets the eye”…..right?

Or Not…..Sad smile


For people like myself which didn’t find this one obvious let me explain.

Yes the screens are identical (besides some textual changes) which is great since we are used to work with this console.

But now for the cool stuff and real changes.

Let’s take a more closer look on the views and even more important the classes targeted by the views.

2007 R2



The picture above should be very familiar nothing special about this one.

Now let’s take a look at the 2012 version.




Let’s take a closer look at the Windows Computer class:

Windows Computer 2007 R2

Windows Computer 2012

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Notice the “few” differences.

The property name change is the least of them the extra properties is what triggered my attention and I started looking at more and more components.

Another example is the distributed application view which is even more changed from the previous version:

SCOM 2007 R2





The Distributed Application finally has become a service where it should have been in the first place. This class didn’t exist before in SCOM 2007 R2.

We are always talking to our customers about monitoring and managing the IT Service.

Talking about DA’s always gave them a blank look on their face, as soon as you mentioned this was actually the IT Service they where smiling again Winking smile


The rest of exploring the classes and their properties I leave to you to discover. Just try and you will be surprised what you will find! ?!?!??!

Hence the title “There is more that meets the eyeWinking smile


Next post will follow soon since I have allot more to cover…… next one will be on PowerShell in OM2012.




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