Support plans for OpsMgr 2007, SCE and MOM 2005 running on Windows Server 2008

Support plans for OpsMgr 2007, SCE and MOM 2005 running on Windows Server 2008

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A lot of good stuff is going on in Seattle these days, Seahawks have made it to the playoffs, we have actually been seeing some sunshine in month of January and Windows Server 2008 aka Longhorn is picking up a lot of good buzz at least that’s what I hear from the few articles I have been reading.  I wanted to update everyone on our plans to support Windows Server 2008 for MOM 2005, OpsMgr 2007 and SCE. Below, I refer to “all roles” which includes DB, DW, RMS, MS, Console, Gateway, Reporting Server, Web Console, ACS DB and ACS Collector. For most of the support statement below we mention 90 days after the of Windows Server 2008 the reason for this is in the past the OS team has made last minute changes that have broken our installs which have required us to ship a QFE. So far, I do not believe we will need any QFE’s or SP to support W2K8 but we are waiting on the final build to run our full test pass. So there is a good possibility especially for our agent that we will support W2K8 earlier than the 90 days after they ship which we have committed.

 

W2K8 Server Core is a new SKU that has no UI and is a stripped down version of the OS where you can add the roles you need. The only way to install other software is to use the command prompt window. The roles that come out of the box for the Server Core SKU can be found here.

 

Microsoft’s Virtualization technology which is now integrated as part of the OS is called Hyper-V. Hyper-V is currently scheduled to be available 180 days after the release of W2K8 and we will support it 90days after that.

  

Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 with SP1

Windows Server 2008

(STD, ENT, DATA, WEB)

Windows Server 2008

(Server Core)

Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V

All Roles

Not Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

Agent

RTM + 90days

RTM + 90days

RTM + 90days

 

Recommendations for MOM 2005: I would not waste my time trying to install MOM 2005 SP1 on W2K8. There are a number of architectural changes in the operating system such as the way IIS works in W2K8 that I don’t see MOM 2005 SP1 working on W2K8. This given I haven’t tried to run MOM 2005 SP1 on W2K8 so if anyone has tried and was successful please let us know. The agent currently runs on W2K8 but we are waiting on the official RTM build to run a final test pass.

 

Operations Manager 2007 with SP1

Windows Server 2008

(STD, ENT, DATA, WEB)

Windows Server 2008

(Server Core)

Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V

All Roles

RTM + 90days

Not Supported

RTM + 90days

Agent

RTM + 90days

RTM + 90days

RTM + 90days

 

Recommendations for OpsMgr 2007: I have tried this out myself and was able to install the DB, DW, RMS, Gateway and Console without any issues I had to use a hack for installing the Reporting Server role which I have blogged about in one of my previous articles. Andrzej Lipka one of our consultants recently brought it to my notice that .Net Framework 3.0 is not a part of the server core SKU and cannot be added to the OS either and therefore we cannot support our core roles on .Net 3.0.

 

System Center Essentials with SP1

Windows Server 2008

(STD, ENT, DATA, WEB)

Windows Server 2008

(Server Core)

Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V

All Roles

RTM + 90days

Not Supported

RTM + 90days

Agent

RTM + 90days

RTM + 90days

RTM + 90days

 

Recommendations for SCE: Make sure to get a beefy box to run SCE and W2K8. I don’t recommend using anything under 4GB of RAM if you are running SCE and W2K8.

 

Satya Vel | Program Manager | System Center |

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  • Satya,

    Are you sure we will support all OpsMgr2007SP1 roles on Server core? AFAIK Core does not have .NET so how can we run OM server roles without .NET?

    cheers,

    Andrew

    http://blogs.technet.com/alipka

  • Yesterday Satya Vel, Program Manager for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 , wrote a fantastic

  • Satya Vel, Program Manger for System Center, has the following to say about Essentials 2007 and Windows

  • Hey Andrew thanks for bringing that to my notice I updated the blog. The last time I spoke to the server core team they said you can include .NET3.0 but i guess they changed their decision seeing from the email you sent me.

    thanks

  • Un petit lien valant mieux qu'un long discours, le voici vers le blog de l'équipe MOM

  • Does the curent SCOM 2007 (or SP1 RC) Agent works on W2K8 RC1?

  • Hi,

    In your article you talk about support for all scom roles on windows 2008. Can i include support for SQL 2008 too ? So the ops db and dhw on SQL 2008 ???

    Thanks.

    michel

  • Un article sur le blog de la team MOM à lire pour tout savoir du support de Windows Server 2008, en tant

  • Bottom line = SP1 does not yet provide support for any role running on Windows Server 2008. Read on .