In Q4 CY2010 we will be releasing an update to Opalis 6.2.2.  This new release contains two very important updates that will bring the System Center Datacenter story together, and provide us the platform to enable the Dynamic Datacenter.  This is the platform for a Private Cloud, and provides a path to the Public Cloud.

Platform Support

The next release of System Center Opalis brings support for the latest Windows Server Platform, Windows Server 2008 R2 for all roles – Integration Server, Action Service and Agent.  The following platforms will now be supported:

Platform Client Management Server, Operator Console, Action Server
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)   NEW! Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 (x64)   NEW! Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 (x86)   NEW! Yes Yes
Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x86) Yes Yes
Windows 7   NEW! Yes  
Windows Vista Yes  
Windows XP Professional SP2 Yes  

* Note that the Windows Server Core editions are not supported for any roles

System Center Integration

Four new Integration Packs will be made available for the remaining System Center products:

Solution Versions Supported
Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, 2007 R2 SP2, 2007 R3 (beta)
Data Protection Manager 2010
Service Manager 2010
Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

These new Integration Packs, combined with the existing Operations Manager pack provide a complete solution for building and enabling the Dynamic Datacenter.

Over the coming weeks I will be posting a series of articles, drilling into these new capabilities and explaining what they mean to you and how System Center Opalis can help you Integrate, Automate and Orchestrate!