System Center 2012 Officially Released
System Center 2012 announced at MMS on 16th April by Brad Anderson
Microsoft System Center 2012 is a comprehensive management platform that enables you to more easily and efficiently manage your IT environments, including your server infrastructure and client devices.
With System Center 2012, you get the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices.
System Center 2012 is the only unified management platform where you can manage multiple hypervisors, physical resources, and applications in a single offering, versus multiple fragmented point solutions delivered by competitors.
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System Center Monitoring Pack for Java EE:
These monitoring packs monitor JEE (Java Enterprise Edition) application servers. Monitoring packs are available for IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic, Red Hat JBoss and Apache Tomcat.
Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator
The Microsoft System Center Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator monitors the health and availability of Microsoft System Center 2012 - Orchestrator.
Monitoring Pack for WS-Management and SMASH Device Discovery
This management pack adds a new template to System Center 2012 – Operations Manage to enable discovery and management of WS-Management/SMASH compliant devices.
Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 - Configuration Manager
This monitoring pack will allow you to monitor the health of Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager by monitoring general health; data replication between Configuration Manager sites; server and service availability; SQL Server configurations; Backup and recovery; backlog monitoring; software update synchronization; and other server role configuration.
System Center Security Monitoring Pack for Endpoint Protection
The System Center Security Monitoring Pack for Endpoint Protection provides real-time monitoring of your Endpoint Protection clients by using System Center Operations Manager. Alerts can be configured for virus activity, firewall downtime, or update failures. In addition to real-time event monitoring, the Endpoint Protection Security Management Pack also provides automated response capabilities to remediate security related issues.
SQL Server Monitoring Management Pack
The SQL Server Management Pack provides the capabilities for Operations Manager 2007 R2 and Operations Manager 2012 to discover SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2012. It monitors SQL Server components such as database engine instances, databases, and SQL Server agents.
Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 - App Controller
The Microsoft System Center 2012 - App Controller monitoring pack is designed to be used for monitoring System Center 2012 - App Controller's health. It allows you to proactively manage App Controller and identify issues with the App Controller services, website and database.
Management Pack for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Work Item Synchronization
This management pack synchronizes System Center 2012 - Operations Manager Application Performance Monitoring (APM) alerts and Team Foundation Server (TFS) work items. After importing this management pack, operators can manually assign APM alerts to the engineering team. Assigning an APM alert to engineering creates a new work item in Team Foundation Server. The management pack workflow tracks and synchronizes changes made to TFS work items and changes made to associated Operations Manager APM alerts.
System Center Integration Pack for Active Directory
The Integration Pack for Active Directory is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that enables you to connect System Center Orchestrator to your Active Directory Server to automate its management.
Integration Pack for VMware vSphere
The integration pack for VMware vSphere is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that assists you in automating actions in VMware vSphere, enabling full management of your virtualized computing infrastructure.
Integration Pack for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
The Integration Pack for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that enables you to automate responses to alerts raised within IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus. You can combine these automated responses, or activities, with the standard activities found in Orchestrator.
Integration Pack for HP Service Manager
The Integration Pack for HP Service Manager is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that enables you to retrieve, create, update and monitor tickets in HP Service Manager.
Integration Pack for HP Operations Manager
The Integration Pack for HP Operations Manager is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that enables you to automate the consolidation and correlation of fault and performance events across you entire physical and virtual IT infrastructure.
Integration Pack for HP iLO and OA
The Integration Pack for HP Lights-Out (iLO) and Onboard Administrator (OA) is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that enables you to automate HP iLO and OA commands.
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts
Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) On-Demand Webcasts
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts
Microsoft System Center Overview On-Demand Webcasts
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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: The Maximum Threads Per Package setting for distribution points does not work expectedly in certain situation in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: Hotfix rollup for Asset Intelligence compatibility issues in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2: March 2012
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: Importing a Management Pack in System Center Operations Manager fails if a dependent management pack isn't imported
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: The Operations Manager Health Service does not process configuration files and logs Event IDs 7022 and 1220
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: Error message when you configure Agent Exception Monitoring to use a remote file share in System Center Operations Manager: "A file share could not be created"
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: AEM does not work when the management server action account is a low-permission account in System Center Operations Manager
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: The Client Monitoring Configuration Wizard fails with an unknown error that occurs together with the 80FF002B code when you enable the client monitoring feature in System Center Operations Manager
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: You cannot add required permissions to the share when you run the "fix permissions" task in System Center Operations Manager
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: The "Windows Operating System" column has a "Not monitored" state for a new Operations Manager agent