A lot of new information about System Center Advisor. Two weeks ago Microsoft announced that System Center Advisor is free for everyone to use. At MMS the next announcement arrived – You can now get the alerts from System Center Advisor directly in SCOM 2012 with the new connector
Note that the connector is still a PREVIEW version so this is not something you should use in your production environment. To install it you also need the SCOM 2012 SP1 CU2 installed
System Center Advisor is a service that has been around since early 2012. When released it was free for customer with Software Assurance but yesterday Microsoft announced that wit is now free for everyone.
What is System Center Advisor – It’s a cloud service that helps you track changes and configurations for Microsoft server software. The infrastructure is build on System Center Operations Manager agent and management packs but not that it is not a real time monitoring solution.
Advisor supports analysis of the following workloads:
- Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2:
- Active Directory
- Hyper-V Host
- General operating system
- SQL Server 2008 and later
- Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and later
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and later
- Microsoft Lync Server 2010
If you read the Microsoft announcement on the System Center engineering blog it looks like we will see some more announcements at MMS 2013