Operations Manager Releases

In case you missed it…

Operations Manager 2012 Beta

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/om-vnext-beta.aspx

Operations Manager 2012 Beta is available.   Exciting new features for UNIX/Linux monitoring include:

  • Discovery Wizard:  All new Discovery Wizard, making it easier to deploy and discover UNIX and Linux agents
  • Sudo support:  Privileged operations (monitoring and agent maintenance) can now be performed without root privileges by using a non-privileged credential and sudo elevation.
  • SSH Key support:  Agent maintenance operations (via SSH) can be authenticated with an SSH key instead of password
  • High Availability for UNIX/Linux agent monitoring:   Resource Pools implement highly-available UNIX/Linux monitoring with automatic failover and load distribution.
  • RHEL 6 and AIX 7.1 support

Operations Manager 2007 R2 CU5

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2495674

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 5 is also now available.   Fixes for UNIX/Linux monitoring include:

  • Performance data for LVM managed volumes not available
  • Process monitoring does not keep name if run by using symbolic link
  • AIX with large number of running processes crashes with bad alloc

CU5 also implements RHEL 6 support for Operations Manager 2007 R2.

 

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About Kristopher Bash
Kris is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, working on UNIX and Linux management features in Microsoft System Center. Prior to joining Microsoft, Kris worked in systems management, server administration, and IT operations for nearly 15 years.

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