I had some free time so, I figured let’s test out the SCOM 2016 Web Console with respect to HTML5…
In my test, I tested the following browsers. Please note, metrics/data collected was within the built-in browser development tools.
- Internet Explorer 11 (Obviously)
- Chrome (v 54.0.2840.71 m)
- Firefox (v 49.0.2)
I tested out the following views within each browser:
- Alerts View
- State Views
- Performance Views
- Diagram Views
- Dashboard Views
Let’s get started:
First, let’s try my default (go-to) browser, Chrome…
Verdict: Well, that’s a bummer… All but the dashboard view worked. I suspect Silverlight is still required… But good to know most, or at least in this exercise 80% of the functionality tested works in Chrome.
Next, let’s test Firefox.
Verdict: (See Chrome…)
Lastly, Internet Explorer (not Edge).
Verdict: Well, there you have it, the SCOM 2016 Web Console is not all HTML5, as it still requires Silverlight. Maybe the MOM team will step their game up, and have this fully integrated in SP1 or maybe R2 versions — After all, HTML5 was released in 2014. Or maybe, this is Microsoft’s gentle way of pushing users to OMS (Operations Management Suite).
Also, Google Chrome was notably faster than Firefox and IE.
|OpsMgr Page View; Browser||Google Chrome||Firefox||Internet Explorer (11)|
|Alerts View||1.84 s||2.73 s||2.73 s|
|States View||2.62 s||2.13 s||2.12 s|
|Performance Views||2.88 s||4.68 s||5.50 s|
|Diagram Views||0.87 s||2.97 s||1.76 s|
|Dashboard Views||1.96 s||1.40 s||2.18 s|