SquaredUp who is a company known for their world class dashboards, have decided to help out during the COVID-19 outbreak, by giving a FREE edition of SquaredUp SCOM dashboards for 6 months.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the business continuity of both companies and organisations worldwide. For those who use System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) as their primary monitor tool, to monitor critical infrastructure and applications, I am happy to say that SquaredUp have launched a free edition (for 6 months) of SquaredUp SCOM dashboards to support the business continuity during the COVID-19 crisis.
If your company or organisation is using SCOM, take this excellent opportunity to try out these world class dashboards!
What does Business Continuity edition of SquaredUp dashboards for SCOM do?
The Business Continuity edition of SquaredUp dashboards for SCOM will include the Enterprise Application Monitoring features and the open access technology. These features will enable you to monitor your applications with SCOM and you will be able to publish unlimited read-only web-based dashboards to all your stakeholders such as application owners, different departments, IT operations teams or even end-users!
Features that are included:
- Full SCOM integration:
Dashboard all availability and infrastructure monitoring from any management pack.
- Enterprise Application Monitoring:
Configure URL, TCP/IP and PowerShell-based availability monitoring of applications using SCOM.
- Open Access:
Publish secure, scalable, read-only dashboards to anyone in the organisation.
Publish to SharePoint and other portals that support embeddable HMTL content.
- Mobile support:
Responsive HTML5 web interface for access from any device.
Extend your dashboards with data from ServiceNow, Azure Log Analytics and App Insights and more.
How do I get started?
The installation of SquaredUp will only take a few minutes, start with the freel trial which is for 30 days, and then switch to the 6-month Business Continuinty license once the 30 days have expired.
1. Fill in the form to get started with a 30-day free trial. Install the web application onto an existing SCOM Management Server, Web Console Server, or a new standalone server.
The form can be found over here: https://bit.ly/3aoHnis
2. To get you up and running with your first dashboard as fast as possible, we are also offering a dedicated 2-hour remote onboarding session with our Customer Success team. Once you’ve activated your trial, you’ll receive an email to book it for a time convenient to you. By the end of this session you will have a dashboard monitoring the availability of your key applications ready to share with all of your stakeholders.
3. Using the free trial, you’ll have up to 30-days to evaluate the full set of features of SquaredUp – including unlimited full access users with dashboard authoring, drilldowns, performance reporting and alert management.
4. Towards the end of your trial, we will contact you to switch your license to our new 6-month Business Continuity edition.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
Is this really free?
Yes, you will be not be charged for this special edition and you do not have to make any commitment for a paid license.
How does this free edition compare with your paid licenses?
The Business Continuity edition is equivalent to a 1 Named User EAM edition. The EAM edition is currently available for a minimum of 10 Named Users for $9800/year. Named Users have full access to all features in SquaredUp, including dashboard authoring, drilldowns, performance reporting and alert management. We also offer Essentials and Enterprise editions, see our pricing page for details.
How does SquaredUp compare to SCOM’s built-in dashboards?
SquaredUp dashboards are designed to make it as easy as possible to share your SCOM monitoring data. That means an effortless dashboard authoring experience which means it only takes minutes to publish a new dashboard, flexibility in publishing dashboards anywhere you need them, and a user experience for consuming dashboards that is simple and intuitive, allowing the user to focus on getting the information they need.
What happens when I sign up?
You will receive a download link for the installer and a license key for a full 30-day free trial. Our Customer Success team will also be in touch to arrange your free 2-hour remote onboarding session.
What do I need before I can use SquaredUp?
All you need is Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012 or later. See https://support.squaredup.com/scom/v4/Deployment/PerformanceAndScalability/ServerSpecAndSizingGuidelines/. For customers still running versions of SCOM with the Silverlight console, this is a simple way to get true HTML5 web-based access.
When will the free edition expire?
We are currently making the free edition available until 1 May 2020, but we may extend this depending on how the situation develops. The special edition license is then valid for 6 months.
What happens at the end of the 6 months?
If you still require SquaredUp after the 6-month free period, you will need to move to a paid version. We will monitor the situation closely and may extend the free period depending on how the situation develops.
Are existing customers eligible?
Of course. If you’re an Essentials or Enterprise customer you can still use the new Business Continuity edition for EAM-based Open Access dashboards for 6 months. You’ll also get the benefit of a free remote onboarding session. If you have the EAM edition then you already have everything you need!