Yesterday afternoon, Microsoft released Operations Manager (System Center, SCOM) version 1801. This is a major change from previous versions of SCOM/Operations Manager, as it now introduces the same release cycle as Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10, ie. Semi-Annual Channel (SAC).
Like Server 2016, and Windows 10, all new features and updates will be delivered in the Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) manner.
Within the Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) model:
- Each build, ie. 1801 is supported for a minimum of 18 months from its release date;
- Consistent updates and features within the 6-months (semi-annual) time frame;
In the Operations Manager 1801 version, some of the new features include:
- Service Map integration;
- Linux Kerberos support;
- Linux Log File monitoring improvements;
- Improvements to the SDK performance;
- Telemetry for HTML5 dashboard, plus improvements/performance;
- 3rd Party Management Pack – Updates and Recommendation;
For more information, have a read at the Microsoft blog post: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/what-is-new-1801?view=sc-om-1801
Over the next few days, I will spend some time on deploying Operations Manager 1801, so stay tuned for that post! Until next time.
If you want to deploy Operations Manager 1801, go here for the System Center Evaluations download: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-release