SC2012 SP1 (Beta) – Operations Manager Adds Support for Additional Linux Distros

The Beta release of System Center 2012 SP1 is now available, and in a series of posts, I wanted to highlight some new features in UNIX/Linux monitoring.

The big announcement is that as of SC 2012 SP1 Beta, we are expanding support to additional Linux distributions. In addition to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SP1 Beta adds support for:

  • CentOS 5 and 6
  • Debian 5 and 6
  • Ubuntu 12.04

(Look for this list to expand a bit when SP1 goes to RTM)

We took a bit of a different approach in implementing support for these distros, which I will describe here. 

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