Sean Michael Kerner is at Interop in Las Vegas where Microsoft has announced that their new Microsoft System Center Operations Manager allows you to monitor Unix and Linux systems.
Shilmover showed a live demo of Microsoft’s tool actually managing a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and a MySQL database server. To be honest I’ve never seen anything like it before – Microsoft demonstrating how it can manage Linux and Open Source technologies.
Microsoft is finally acknowledging that the open source and Linux/Unix world is slowly becoming the norm. Instead of sitting back, they are coming up with new business models to adapt. I suppose this is a good thing, but who really wants to use Windows to manager their Linux and Unix servers?
Read Sean Kerners article here.