Following the release of System Center 2012 Release Candidate, Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of the Release Candidate of the Orchestrator Integration Packs for the following System Center 2012 components:
In addition, Release Candidate Orchestrator Integration Packs are also available for the following legacy System Center products:
All of the above listed Integration Packs allow customers and partners to gain better automation and integration across their datacenter and private cloud environments by standardizing IT process and systems activities to drive greater consistency and improve operational ROI.
The Release Candidate Integration Pack download is available here.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008 R2
System Center 2012 Component Support: System Center 2012 RC Orchestrator must be installed prior to installing the System Center 2012 RC Integration Packs.
Recommended Configuration for System Center 2012 RC Orchestrator:
System Center 2012 RC Orchestrator Integration Packs
After you extract the Integration Pack files, you must register them with the System Center 2012 RC Orchestrator management server and then deploy it to Runbook Servers and Runbook Designers. Get instructions on how to install Integration Packs here.
Senior Technical Product Manager System Center Product Management
Where does System Center Essentials fit into this picture?
Q: What is the product roadmap for System Center Essentials 2010? Will there be a 2012 version of System Center Essentials?
A: In 2012, System Center Essentials 2010 continues to play an important role for our mid-sized customers on their Journey to the Cloud by providing managed virtualization with an integrated virtual and physical IT management solution. As we move forward with the development of System Center 2012, we remain committed to providing a “right-sized” set of management functionality and tools for IT in the midmarket that makes it easy for these customers to setup and manage Hyper V. Details on our midmarket management strategy will be released in the months ahead.