Microsoft System Centre Operation Manager (SCOM) is an infrastructure monitoring product that helps deliver robust and predictable application performance for Microsoft and third party applications and services. SCOM monitors critical servers, applications, and services on the network and alerts on any issues that arise, suggests causes, and helps find solutions to ensure continuous service delivery. SCOM uses software agents installed on servers in order to gather health information. This information is passed back to a central database, monitored and reported on via a console that presents an overview of the network services in a GUI.