Live Maps - Executive Dashboards and Visualizations for Operations Manager
Live Maps for System Center is the enterprise visualization solution for Microsoft System Center. Our interactive dashboards, maps, and diagrams add business context to every alert and incident, making sure your limited resources can focus on the things that really matter to your business.
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Ignore the Noise, Fix the Root Cause
The more complex your environment gets the more difficult it becomes to distinguish between alert noise and actual problems. Live Maps visually shows you the real source of an outage, so you can ignore the noise and focus on fixing the root cause.
The business context that is added by Live Maps ensures you can distinguish between outages with limited impact and outages that jeopardize your core business. Now you can prioritize your effort appropriately and ensure you focus on the right things.
Share Information, Empower People
Live Maps for System Center makes it very easy to share information with stakeholders within and outside your company. Our dashboards and maps empower people at all layers of your organization to get involved and become part of the solution.
Live Maps comes in two editions, Standard and Enterprise. The Standard edition is a highly cost efficient solution, providing all functionality commonly used by small to medium sized businesses. The Enterprise edition adds enterprise features, like interactive maps, integration with Microsoft System Center Service Manager and real-time performance troubleshooting.
* Please note: Mobile Console is included in the Enterprise edition and available for the Standard edition against additional costs.
|Feature||Standard edition||Enterprise edition|
|Datacenter & Racks||Yes||Yes|
|Mobile Console*||At additional fee||Yes|
|Service Manager Integration||Yes|
|Real-Time Application Performance**||Yes|
The Summary Widget allow you to combine the state information from Live Maps views with current perfomance data. See at a glance the state of your critical business services along with their associated key performance indicators like availability, user response time, and apllication performance.You can Quickly build your own executive level dashboards.
Think of our application diagrams as a live version of the Visio diagrams you keep on a data-share somewhere. Live Maps’ advanced Authoring Console lets you create your application and service diagrams using drag and drop actions with real live System Center Operations Manager objects. Our membership rules engine ensures your diagrams stay up-to-date without requiring any maintenance.
Most of the time when you are troubleshooting a service outage you need to understand the state of the network. Our network topology views let you draw and monitor your network with System Center Operations Manager. Now you can instantly see the ports your devices are connected to and the state of the network connections between and at your sites.
Datacenter & Racks
The days of having to locate the right Excel sheet to find out where a troubled device is located are gone. Live Maps lets you create maps of your datacenter and racks that seamlessly integrate into the System Center consoles. So now you not only know what the problem is, but also exactly where it is.
The Live Maps Windows Gadget eliminates the need for installing the System Center Operations Manager Console and puts your maps and dashboards right on your team's desktop. The Windows gadget is very space-efficient and displays the most relevant information about a map as well as providing access to the complete map via a visual fly-out.
The Live Maps Mobile Console lets you keep track of your critical business applications even if you are away from your desk. Also it let's you eliminate alert and notification noise. View the state of your Live Map views and be notified when the state of a Live Map view changes.
*Mobile Console is included in the Enterprise edition and available for the Standard edition against additional costs.
Our new Interactive Geographical Map adds complete location-awareness to the System Center Suite. You can now add exact coordinates to every device managed by System Center Operations Manager. Live Maps’ Interactive Maps are powered by Microsoft Bing Maps, giving you access to all its features like zooming, panning and automatic clustering.
Service Manager Integration
Live Maps System Center Service Manager Connector automatically synchronizes your maps and dashboards from Operations Manager to Service Manager. Live Maps’ workflow ensures that every incident gets the business context you need to prioritize your incidents and get them resolved fast.
Real-Time Application Performance**
If you have pinpointed a problem on one of your maps or dashboards the next step is to solve it. Live Maps comes with very powerful real-time application-aware troubleshooting dashboards. These dashboards provide instant access to all real-time and historic information needed to solve the problem.
**Vital Signs Application Performance Integration