There have been various questions on how and when Operations Manager will provide monitoring support for Windows Server 2012 so I wanted to clarify things in this blog.
The supported configurations for Operations Manager are detailed as per the below and these should be referred to as the official guidance:
OM 2012: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh205990.aspx
OM 2007 R2: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb309428.aspx
(OM 2012 SP1 will be added in the near future)
To summarize from the above and to fill some gaps as documentation is getting updated.
OM 2007 R2:
OM 2007 R2 agent is not supported on Windows Server 2012. Running OM 2007 R2 server components on Windows Server 2012 is also not supported.
You can monitor WS2012 using an OM2007 R2 Management Group, the SC2012 and above agent and the MPs that are tested and licensed for OM2007 R2. The Windows Server Base OS MP is supported in the configurations shown below.
WS2012 support matrix for OM2007 R2/SC2012:
Management Group Version
Management Server or Gateway Version
OpsMgr Agent Version
Agent OS Version
Windows Server 2012
OM 2012 will support monitoring Windows Server 2012(Except from APM monitoring of applications hosted on IIS8 which requires SP1). Running OM 2012 server components on Windows Server 2012 is not supported.
The OM 2012 console is not supported on Windows 8 client and running the OM 2012 agent on Windows 8 client is not supported.
OM 2012 SP1:
OM 2012 SP1 will provide full support for Windows Server 2012, both for monitoring and for running OM 2012 SP1 server components. This includes the console and agent on Windows 8 client.
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. Update Sep 7 2012: We are reevaluating this and investigating building a Windows 8 client MP. Stay tuned!
- Daniel Savage, Principal Program Manager
Also - if I recall correctly, Microsoft released a management pack for Windows Server 2008 for MOM 2005 so there is precedent for them supporting the next version of the OS with the previous release of Operations Manager.
To many problem with windows 2012 server and system center 2012 (Data Protection Manager which I am using) Tape drive not supported and recovery tab is not working If I can find possible solution I can put in production