Tuesday, August 6, 2013

SCOM 2012 R2 (Preview) changes

I'm currently looking into the changes coming with the R2 release of SCOM 2012 R2.

A lot of new features are presented with this new release. Features like 360 Fabric Monitoring and better integration with VMM give administrations a complete overview of their private cloud. Extended with the updated Azure management pack, you now can complement this overview.

User experience is enhanced by improved dashboards performance. A very nice welcome feature is Java APM (Application Performance Monitoring), this will have the same experience as the existing .NET APM monitoring capabilities. Java APM allows you to monitor application performance from a server and client side perspective.

For what I've read about Java APM, it's not exactly the same as .NET APM, (byte-code instrumentation as someone called it)

Together with enhanced IntelliTrace support and improved TFS integration this will help your DevOps strategy to bring development and application management closer together.

Microsoft decided to change the cross-platform management interface. This could impact you, if you develop cross-platform management packs. See my next blog for that.

Want to see it for yourself? Download the evaluation package: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/dn205295.aspx

Need to convince your manager to get budget for upgrading to R2? Get the white paper here :)

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