This blog has been updated to reflect the current state of OpsMgr support and Interop.
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 2012 SP1 : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj656654.aspx
OM 2012 R2 : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn249696.aspx
Detailed below are some tables that help summarize the official documentation and hopefully help answer some key questions:
System Center Operations Manager 2012 - Supported Platforms
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows Server 2008
Windows Vista SP2
Web Console Web Browsers
Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 9
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Windows Server 2008 SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2
Windows XP Professional SP3
Windows XP Embedded Standard
Windows XP Embedded Enterprise
Windows XP Embedded POSReady
Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems
Windows 7 Ultimate for Embedded Systems.
System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1 - Supported Platforms
Windows Server 2012 R2
Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 11(Requires UR5)
Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry
System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - Supported Platforms
Internet Explorer 11
Agent to Management Server Supported Interop
SCOM 2007 R2
SCOM 2012 SP1
SCOM 2012 R2 (Microsoft Monitoring Agent 2013)
SCOM 2012 R2
*Latest CU or UR applies in all cases
** This Interop is supported in the context of a rolling upgrade to the newer version
System Center Operations Manager Application Performance Monitoring – Feature Support Matrix
Management Server Version
MP Versions (IIS, APM IIS, Base OS, Dependencies)
Win 2012 R2
SCOM 2012 SP1 / MMA 2013 RTM
2012 R2 OS MP;IIS 8 MP;APM IIS 8 MP
CSM (IE9, IE10, IE11)
IE11 Not Supported for SCOM 2012 SP1 Agent only.
Required TFS MP
MMA 2013 RTM
SCOM 2012 SP1 UR5
2012 R2 OS MP;IIS 8 MP;APM IIS 8 MP;MMA Compatibility MPs (APM Infrastructure)
2012 R2 OS MP;IIS 8 MP;APM IIS 8 MP and dependencies if any
CSM (IE9, IE 10)
IE11 not supported
Any Supported OS with .NET 4.5.1 applications
As necessary for the chosen OS on agent.
System Center Operations Manager and Azure – Feature Support Matrix
Management Infrastructure Location
Agent Infrastructure Location
Fully supported and recommended
Fully supported but Operations Manager sizing guidance needs to be taken into account along with associated Azure costs.
Fully Supported but not recommended due to complexity of configuration and associated Azure costs.
*Support statements are based on the assumption that the appropriate site to site connectivity between management server and agent has been configured per System Center Operations Manager supported guidance.
Program Manager – System Center
Microsoft Management Pack Wiki : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx
In the chart above it mentions SCOM2012SP1 UR5. UR4 just came out a month ago. Is this a typo?
Do you have info on the console interop? Trying to see if the R2 console can connect to an SP1 UR4 mgmt group...
Please, AFAIK, Only System Center 2012 R2 can manage Windows Server 2012 R2. I see here that SC 2012 SP1 can manage Widows Server 2012 R2. On the Technet Library, the link indicates that WS 2012 R2 is not supported for SC 2012 SP1