Microsoft is extending its management software to Linux and Unix by integrating some of the open source OpenPegasus project's code into System Center Operations Manager. You can use this software to manage your Linux / UNIX boxes:
Today Microsoft announced a few new beta products – two of which came from our team. The System Center Operations Manager 2007 Cross Platform Extensions, which enable customers to manage Unix/Linux systems from Operations Manager 2007, was delivered as a beta today.
=> Microsoft Uses Open Source To Extend Systems Management To Linux