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System Center 2012 SP1 – Operations Manager New Features

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.


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 format.
    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

Additional Enhancements

  • 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 .

Also remember QA has a full portfolio of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 training courses

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QA Training | Paul Gregory

Paul Gregory

Head of Microsoft Infrastructure

A Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1995, Paul has worked both for and with some of the world's leading IT Services organisations – including Unisys, Dell and Microsoft during the Microsoft Windows (TAP) Technology Adoption Programme. Paul specializes in delivering training around the Windows Operating system as well infrastructure and management solutions around System Center going right back to SMS 1.0. Paul is a frequent visitor to Microsoft's Global Headquarters in Seattle to attend early product workshops and for many years has delivered training courses around the world on behalf of Microsoft. In addition to being actively involved in Microsoft's Windows TAP programme, Paul has recently delivered both Microsoft's Private Cloud 2012 readiness training to partners in the UK and was a member of the Microsoft global training team delivering Windows Server 2012 early adopter training. During recent years Microsoft has requested Paul to deliver System Center training at both Redmond and The South American head office to Microsoft Partners.
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