Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The New SCOM Partner Solutions Area is Now Live!

Late last year, Update Rollup 8 for SCOM 2012 R2 introduced a new Partner Solutions area into the Administration workspace (shown below).

This was the first step to delivering an integrated overview of Microsoft's preferred partner solutions directly within the SCOM console. However, clicking into this area would just return a message asking that you come back soon for more information.

In the past week, this feature has now gone live and when you click on it you'll notice a number of already well-known third-party vendors such as NiCE, Comtrade, OpsLogix and Silect.

For each partner, you can see a description of the solution they have on offer, along with the version, release date and a link to their website. Interestingly, all of the current solutions listed here are offered for free - though I would imagine paid-for solutions will creep in once the feature matures.

Either way, when you need to recommend third-party solutions to your customers (or boss), this area can serve as a useful vote of confidence to show that vendors listed here have been endorsed by Microsoft to run their products on SCOM.

Over the coming months, I expect this feature to become much more populated as additional preferred partners are brought on-board.


  1. Hmmm it throws an error in my case;

    Date: 4/19/2016 3:05:07 PM
    Application: Operations Manager
    Application Version: 7.1.10226.0
    Severity: Error

    System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.
    Parameter name: viewType
    at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.ConsoleFramework.ViewConstructorRegistry.ViewRegistryKey..ctor(Type parentType, Type viewType, Type controllerType)
    at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.ConsoleFramework.ViewConstructorRegistry.FindConstructor(Object parentObject, Type viewType, Type controllerType, IViewParameters viewParameters)
    at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.ConsoleFramework.Wpf.ConsoleViewDisplayService.OpenViewJob(Object sender, ConsoleJobEventArgs args)
    at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Mom.Internal.UI.Console.ConsoleJobExceptionHandler.ExecuteJob(IComponent component, EventHandler`1 job, Object sender, ConsoleJobEventArgs args)

    1. Update Rollup incorrectly deployed perhaps? Make sure to manually apply the SQL scripts and updated management packs after you install the rollup.

  2. Looking forward to this maturing. It’s nice to know when looking for third party solutions these have been vetted to some extent.