Rob Doucette has just published at http://PowerGUI.org a nice example of using PowerGUI to create a custom UI console for Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 (a.k.a. MOM v3).
The upcoming release of what used to be called Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) is also PowerShell-enabled. This of course means that you can use PowerShell as a command line interface for Operations Manager, and use PowerGUI to create your own custom administrative consoles with whichever functionality you need.
MOM guys approached the task slightly differently than the Exchange team. In a sense they were less radical and their console is not built on PowerShell (as Exchange Management Console is). However, unlike the Exchange folks they created a PowerShell provider for command-line browsing.
You can find more information on Operations Manager 2007 PowerShell in Roger Sprague’s blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/scshell/. For example, his recent post is about Discovering Windows Computers using PowerShell.
You can use Rob’s PowerGUI snapin to get started creating your Operations Manager UIs, and use Roger’s blog for the code you can copy/paste into them for a lot of cool functionality.
P.S. Surprisingly, there are not that many active blogs about MOM:
- There’s one by Ian Blyth. For example, see his nice summary on his RC2 impressions.
- And there’s one by Andrzej – see his RC2 writeup.
Also neither of these two posts mention PowerShell. Is MOM community just less enthusiastic and blog-oriented than the Exchange one?