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  • I am just a little confused about what we should deploy in order to effectively monitor and alert for our OCS deployment.

    QoE will be installed soon, but the documentation refers to a QoE management pack for MOM2005.  We currently run SCOM2007... is there a management pack for this (haven't found anything so far, so my guess is no).
        - My understanding is that QoE itself will monitor voice communications, but not video (which would require the management pack...this is what the documentation leads me to believe anyway).

    We will also be installing the OCS management pack for SCOM2007 soon...

    Can somebody give me some clear direction on what I should be doing, or will QoE and the OCS management pack be sufficient?  Essentially I would like to have reporting as well, are there any alternatives to utilizing SQLRS ?
    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:00 AM


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  • Did you try to use the Backward Compatibility pack in MOM 2007 ?


    If you are using OCS 2007 the QoE monitoring server will indeed only monitor Audio
    But for OCS 2007 R2 the QoE monitoring server will also monitor Video (and audio)

    The QoE server has built-in reporting capabilities so you don't really need MOM to view reports
    You can view some articles concerning QoE here


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    • Marked as answer by davetechsearch Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:07 PM
    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 12:12 PM
  • Thanks for the reply!

    I am just waiting for a SQL instance to be created in order to bring up a Monitoring server...

    I would love to go to OCS 2007 R2, but unfortunately, it isn't something that will be in our future for some time as we do not traditionally invest in Software Assurance due to the significant cost.  We will likely look at an upgrade when we see a new version of OCS (past R2).

    We'll give the compatibility pack a try too... didn't actually know it existed :)
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:06 PM