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ITIL Vs MOF

 
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JonBoy06
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:34 am    Post subject: ITIL Vs MOF Reply with quote

Could anyone explain the funimental differences between ITIL and MOF, I'm looking to implement ITIL but as im running on a MS platform it maybe wise to implement MOF.

Any thoughts?

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Jon

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a very good question, which I can't knowledgeably answer although I've got both ITIL books and MOF printouts sitting on my desk.

In general, I found the MOF books easier to read than ITIL, however ITIL went into more depth in the areas that it covers.

MOF also covered many areas (in some revisions) that ITIL didn't, such as Directory Services Administration, Service Monitoring and Control, System Management and so on. . .

I would say that for a more readable and free download, MOF makes a lot of sense.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion, the differences between MOF and ITIL are:

- MOF has focus in Microsoft Technology
- The MOF's documentation is free
- The MOF has a life cycle before of ITIL

and very more, but I believe that the great difference is:

The ITIL intention is describe, and MOF intention is prescribe.
what you thinks?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi JonBoy,

Fundamentally, they're the same. MOF was MS' own implementation of managing "operations", post deployment, where predeployment is addressed by MSF.

MOF, like ITIL, is intended to be generic and non-MS specific. However, what I like about MS' attitude is that they give it all away.

My Best,

Frank Guerino, CEO
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, I forgot to add that where ITIL is more of a way of thinking, MOF not only covers a way of thinking but it also covers more on how to act and do things within that way of thinking.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you my friend Guerino1 and I would also like to add some points too:

In a comparison between MOF version 3 and ITIL version 2:

- The base for MOF is ITIL
- MOF count practices for Microsoft's ambient, but it can also be used in hybrid's ambients too
- MOF adds some SMFs as:

• Directory Services Administration
• Network Administration
• Service Monitoring and Control
• Storage Management
• Job Scheduling

and more...

- MOF leaves very evident the revision points for continuous improvement in OMRs - Operations Management Reviews
- MOF have a life cycle, and ITIL only came to have a life cycle in the version 3
- Risk Management concept is involved with all the phases of MOF and your SMFs, through a Discipline
- MOf presents a Model of Process and a Model of Team
- In MOF the service Desk is a SMF

In relation to MOF version 4 (that will be thrown)

Same doesn't tend a lot of information the new version of MOF it already presents a new task for the beginning of the cycle of life of a project, the elaboration of a IT Business Plan

Thanks,

Cleber Marques
Project MOF Brazil
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Cleber,

This is excellent information.

For those interested, they can find out more about MOF at: http<://>www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/cits/mo/mof/default.mspx

My Best,

Frank Guerino, CEO
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Im digging up an old thread:P

here is the link to download all the documents related to MOF 4.0 from Microsoft

microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=457ED61D-27B8-49D1-BACA-B175E8F54C0C&displaylang=en
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