SCOM: Monitoring Server 2012


With the recent release of the new Microsoft Windows Server 2012 many questions were raised on how to monitor the environment with your current System Center Operations Manager environment.

Well yesterday the official SCOM blog released a lot of answers to these questions in the community. Some were rather surprising others not really.

In chronological order:

System Center operations Manager 2007 R2: does not support monitoring Server 2012. There’s absolutely no way to monitor this environment with your current SCOM 2007R2 environment. The only temporary solution is to use a SCOM 2012 agent and multihome it to your SCOM 2007 environment. This however is just to get you going on the upgrade process but not really a long term solution


System Center operations manager 2012: Is supporting the monitoring of Server 2012 except from APM applications which run on IIS8.

HOWEVER: It’s not supported to install SCOM2012 components on a Server 2012 other than the agent. Also the console will not work on Win8.

System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1: Will support all the different components, monitoring and agents.

Management packs:

Management packs for monitoring Windows Server 2012 roles which are typically made available 60 to 90 post RTM of the Windows Server Role will start to be made available from mid-September and we expect most roles to have shipped their English language MPs by the end of September. Localized MPs will start to be delivered from October for most roles. (Localized MPs will be delivered in the 8 Languages that is supported by OM2012 to begin with.)


There are no plans to ship a Management Pack for monitoring Windows 8 client machines.


So another reason to start your upgrade process to the SCOM 2012 SP1 platform if you want to monitor your brand new Server 2012 environment!



Special thanks to Oskar Landman for the tip.

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