How Does MOM Do It?
MOM's internal design and set of components within the management group contains a number of components and complex connections within its architecture. Understanding this architecture can be daunting, so we will approach it by breaking down the layers and looking individually at each component within those layers.
Operations Manager was designed to allow it to deliver all the features in a way that is easy to understand, flexible to a variety of needs, and cost effective. Logically, think of it as being divided into three fundamental layers:
- The data layer
- The business logic layer
- The presentation layer
Organized into logical layers within a management group, MOM provides a high-performance, fault-tolerant, and scalable operations management architecture. These layers, shown in Figure 3.5, each have components working together to deliver the necessary functionality.
Figure 3.5 MOM 2005 architecture and components.
We will look at each of these layers in the following sections of this chapter.