Monitoring Windows Server 2012 with SCOM 2007 R2 is Supported with Some Exceptions


———————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Update

Here is the WS2012 support matrix for OM2007 R2/SC2012 taken directly from SCOM Team blog:

Management Group Version

Management Server or Gateway Version

OpsMgr Agent Version

Agent OS Version

Supported Configuration?

2007 R2

2007 R2

2007 R2

Windows Server 2012

No

2007 R2

2007 R2

2012 RTM

Windows Server 2012

Yes

2007 R2

2007 R2

2012 SP1

Windows Server 2012

Yes

2012 RTM

2012 RTM

2012 RTM

Windows Server 2012

Yes

2012 SP1

2012 SP1

2012 SP1

Windows Server 2012

Yes

  • To use the SC2012 agent you have to be licensed for SC2012.
  • The SC2012 RTM agent requires .NET3.5 be installed on WS2012. (SC2012 SP1 agent does not have this requirement)
  • ———————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Microsoft release an clarification on Windows Server 2012 monitoring with SCOM 2007 R2. What Microsoft is saying in order to monitor Windows Server 2012 you have to install SCOM 2012 agent on such servers and as these agents can report back to SCOM 2007 R2 server we can actually monitor Server 2012 with such scenario. The only thing that is left to be clarified is if the Windows Server 2012 Management packs will be supported in SCOM 2007 R2 server. Full announcement is here.

Update:

Microsoft released 3 new management packs and one updated one:

  • System Center Monitoring Pack for Windows Server Operating System – Supported on SCOM 2007 R2 and SCOM 2012
  • System Center 2012 Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Windows Server AD CS 2012 – Supported only on SCOM 2012
  • System Center 2012 Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 AD RMS – Supported only on SCOM 2012
  • System Center 2012 Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Internet Information Service 8 – Supported only on SCOM 2012
  • So SCOM 2007 R2 will be able to monitor Windows Server 2012 if you implement certain scenario with the exception of some roles.

    Update: Kevin Holman also confirms that SCOM 2007 R2 can monitor Windows Server 2012 in specific scenario. Read here.

    Advertisements

    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s