Microsoft Integrating Some of OpenPegasus into its System Center Operations Manager

by Todd Ogasawara

Microsoft's Sam Ramji posted a blog innocuously titled...

Managing Towards Open

Honestly, I might have passed over reading it except for the fact that I read this item over on Information Week first...

Microsoft Uses Open Source To Extend Systems Management To Linux

They're doing this by taking Open Source (MIT License variety) code from the OpenPegasus project that describes itself as open-source implementationof the DMTF CIM and WBEM standards. This alphabet soup translates to: Distributed Management Task Force, Common Information Model, and Web-Based Enterprise Management.

In a recently posted blog fellow ONLamp blogger Noah Gift called it Microsoft Trojan Horse Part Duex: System Center Operations Manager 2007 Cross Platform Extensions and Connectors. I'm taking a more wait-and-see approach to it to see what comes of out this effort to interoperate in the enterprise environment. I am curious what the OpenPegasus project members think of this and whether or not they are directly involved in this effort.