It’s time to plan for some maintenance, Microsoft just release updates for your System Center Products.
If you still run System Center 2012 RTM (without SP1) – Update Rollup 5 For System Center 2012 RTM Is Available
If you run the latest and greatest System Center SP1 – Update Rollup 2 For System Center 2012 SP1 Is Available
In the last weeks Microsoft released a couple of good and important hotfixes for all of you that uses SCCM 2007 R2.
- If you installed the 2212600 update that lets you import the same driver multiple times and you use driver categories you might have noticed that the category information is overwritten. To fix this Microsoft released the below update:
- If you use SCUP and have a SCCM multi site infrastructure, and you try to publish updates with "metadata only" they will not be replicated to the WSUS hierarchy servers.
Note that the above updates are identical and you should only install one of them (not sure why the WSUS team released two)
- If you have a Task sequence that installs many updates (more then 80) you might have noticed that the TS might stop responding. To fix this Microsoft released the below update:
- If you have a Task sequence that installs a lot of Software (more then 100) you might have noticed that the TS might stop responding. To fix this Microsoft released the below update:
Microsoft has now released cumulative update 4 (CU4). Since my good friend Marnix Wolf already written a nice post about it I will just link to that.
Microsoft just release information about the support to run the db/ datawarehouse on a SQL 2008 R2.
Phase 1: Clean install of OM2007R2 on SQL 2008 R2.
Take a look at the KB2425714 to get OM2007R2 installed on a SQL 2008 R2 database server. In order to get the OM databases installed we had to go a different route from what’s in the deployment guide so take a look at the KB.
Phase 2: Support upgrading SQL to SQL 2008 R2 with OM2007R2 already deployed.
Supporting this scenario will be coming as part of a future CU for R2
Read the KB2425714
The Windows Azure Management Pack enables you to monitor the availability and performance of applications that are running on Windows Azure.
After configuration, the Windows Azure Management Pack offers the following functionality:
- Discovers Windows Azure applications.
- Provides status of each role instance.
- Collects and monitors performance information.
- Collects and monitors Windows events.
- Collects and monitors the .NET Framework trace messages from each role instance.
- Grooms performance, event, and the .NET Framework trace data from Windows Azure storage account.
- Changes the number of role instances via a task.
NOTE! The management group must be running Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 3
Download Windows Azure Application Monitoring Management Pack from Microsoft
Microsoft has updated the Cross Platform MP’s
Download version 6.1.7000.277 from Microsoft
Re-release of authoring resource kit package version 6.0.6276.0. Updated the Authoring Console to version 6.1.7221.49. It now has the capability to create and edit Management Packs for Azure applications (see the Azure Management Pack Guide for details). All other tools and functionality in the resource kit remain unchanged from the previous release. Note that you will need to remove the old version of the Authoring Resource Kit before installing the updated version.
Download the Authoring Resource Kit from Microsoft
I bet you got a agent in a “gray” state sometime. Now there is a very detailed KB that describe what can be the reason. This is useful for both SCE and SCOM admins
Link to the KB
Last week Microsoft released the update 954049 that adds support to run/install System Center Operations Manager 2007 and System Center Essentials 2007 components on a Windows Server 2008 system.
More information about this update
Download the 954049 update from Microsoft