I am happy to announce the release of Cumulative Update 1 to the Configuration Manager clients for Linux and UNIX.

This release delivers the following additional capabilities and features to the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 release:

  • Support for managing additional operating systems: AIX, HP-UX, Solaris 11, CentOS, Debian, Oracle Linux and Ubuntu.
  • Open Management Infrastructure CIM server (OMI Version 1.0.6.5) that enables customers to create their own inventory providers.
  • Universal Agent client: A simplified common client that supports a broad set of Linux distributions.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

The release is posted on the Download Center http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36212

To find more details on what’s new in this release go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682132.aspx#BKMK_LinixUNIX under the subsection What’s New in Cumulative Update 1 for the Client for Linux and UNIX.

This release delivers broad Linux/UNIX OS platform support for Configuration Manager. A complete list of supported Linux and UNIX distributions and the appropriate installation package to use for each distribution can be found at:  Supported Configurations for Configuration Manager  under subsection: Computer Client Requirements \ Client Requirements for Linux and UNIX Servers \ Supported Distributions of Linux and UNIX.

--John Thekkethala

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