Preview of system center 1801 for SCOM Operations Manager

System Center 1801 preview release

 

Today, Microsoft annouced that a preview of the next System Center realease (1801) is available for download. This is a preview of the upcoming version, scheduled for Q1 2018. The key focus points for 1801 was announced at Ignite and includes.

 

  • Support for Windows Server version 1709: Support for the latest version of Windows Server with host monitoring, host management, configuration of encrypted SDN virtual network, Shielded Linux VMs on Hyper-V management, and backup capabilities.
  • Support for additional Windows Server 2016 features in Virtual Machine Manager: Now customers can setup nested virtualization, software load balancer configuration, Storage QoS configuration and policy settings, and migrate VMware UEFI VM to Hyper-V VM.
  • Linux monitoring in Operations Manager: Customers can now realize granular log file monitoring in Linux using a customizable FluentD-based Linux agent. Linux log file monitoring is now at par with that of Windows Server.
  • Improved web console experience in Operations Manager: The SCOM web console has been moved completely to HTML5 with support for all browsers, out-of-the-box widgets, and widget customization.
  • Updates and recommendations for third-party Management Packs: We released the MP Updates and Recommendations feature in System Center 2016. This has been expanded now to support the discovery and update of third-party MPs.
  • Faster, cost-effective VMware backup: Using our Modern Backup Storage technology in Data Protection Manager, customers can backup VMware VMs faster and cut storage costs by up to 50%.
  • In Operations Manager:
    • Improvements to Linux MPs
    • Linux Kerberos support
    • Improvements to Windows Server OS MP
    • One setup for all languages
    • Improved UI responsiveness with large number MPs
    • Visual Studio 2017 support in VSAE
  • In Virtual Machine Manager:
    • SLB Guest cluster floating IP support
    • Storage QoS at VMM Cloud
    • Storage QoS extended to SAN storage
    • Remote to VMs in Enhanced Session mode
    • Seamless update of non-domain host agent
    • Support for fallback HGS for Shielded VM
    • Host Refresher made up to 10X faster

Read the full announcement of the preview here, and the new release cadence for more information.

Martin Ehrnst
Systems Engineer working with SCOM, OMS and Azure
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