Paul Gregory | 30 January 2013
System Center Operations Manager is now achieving maturity, however with the introduction of Application Performance Monitoring (APM) – formally known as AviCode – quite a lot has been done to help extend the monitoring of applications.
Application Performance Monitoring Enhancements
- Ability to monitor Windows Services built on the .NET framework
- Automatic discovery of ASP.NET, MVC3 & MVC4 applications by looking for system.web.mvc.dll in the /bin folder
- Support for new transaction types: MVC Pages and WCF Methods
- APM monitoring of SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Foundation Server 2010 & 2012
APM events converted into IntelliTrace
This format is used by Visual Studio so the diagnostic information generated by APM can now be view directly in Visual Studio's trace tools
- New APM dashboards which enable the reporting of different aspects of an application's health in one place
- Audit Collection Service support for Windows Server 2012's Dynamic Access Control
New Linux and UNIX support inbox: Centos 5
& 6, Debian 5 & 6, Oracle Linux 5 & 6, Ubuntu Server
10.04 and Ubuntu 12.04.
This support has been added through a new Universal Linux Management Pack
- Also for Linux and UNIX systems better heartbeat tuning control
Upgrading to SP1
Operations Manager requires a lot of pre-requisite steps
to upgrade if it has been integrated with other System Center
products. In most scenarios the Management Packs have to be
removed, additional consoles uninstalled and potentials
Orchestrator Integration packs uninstalled.
Full upgrade documentation is available here .