Microsoft System Center Reporting Manager 2006 delivers a rich platform for enterprise analysis of management data so that IT administrators and managers can query, report, and forecast IT operations for higher service quality at a lower price. The foundation of System Center Reporting Manager 2006 is a new data warehouse that integrates multi-management groups from MOM and multiple SMS operational databases into a single data warehouse to enable better decision making more quickly via "better together" reports. System Center Reporting Manager 2006 can help you run reports that:
- Locate underutilized servers and target them for elimination by comparing performance data in a server platform consolidation scenario.
- Support load-balancing decisions by providing information on server performance across specific workloads and identifying any excess capacity.
- Determine if hardware changes or software updates are responsible for causing an increased volume of server alerts.
- Compare server performance statistics over time in the context of specific software changes.