Category Archives: System Center

System Center: Technical Preview

With the upcoming news about Windows 10 Microsoft also released news of the new System Center Technical Preview.

The announcement is available here.

Please note that to evaluate System Center Technical Preview, you need to be running Windows Server Technical Preview and Microsoft SQL Server 2014.

Not many features have been revealed yet so watch this space.

SCOM 2012: Survival Guide

I came across a great article on TechNet which is essentially a compilation of useful SCOM information, it includes everything from the basics and key concepts, to deployment guidelines and information on how to configure and use different features.

This is definitely one to keep in your favorites

Go here for the full article

System Center: Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2

The first update for System Center 2012 R2 has been released, Update Rollup 1 is avaibile here

This update contains 10 fixes for System Center 2012 Operations Manager  and adds support for Oracle Solaris 11 aswell as fixing 8 issues with UNIX and Linux Monitoring.

It’s nice to see the release of an update so soon after the initial launch.

Update: Kevin Holman has written a great step by step article for applying this update, there are some thing to e aware of.

System Center: Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 has been released:

Note: This Post from Microsoft hi-lights issues with the SCSM UR4 and explains why it was pulled from the download center.
“Our team realized today that no Debug Symbols were available for the MSI. Giving us no ability to support any issue that may occur.
We are asking everyone that has downloaded it as of now to please “NOT” install UR4 into your Service Manager 2012SP1 environments. If you have already installed the update, we ask you to please bear with us while we sort out the issue. “

.This update contains many fixes listed below, particularly for SCVMM and overall seems like a good update, there are 20 updates for SCOM and the SCOM Unix agent , however as usual test before implementing as these updates can cause their own complications.

More information and fix list: Here
Download: Here