We are very excited to announce the System Center Operations Manger 2007 R2 Release Candidate now available on connect!

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Release Candidate

 

Operations Manager 2007 R2 introduces key new and enhanced functionality, including:

Enhanced application performance and availability across heterogeneous platforms

·         Delivers monitoring across Windows, Linux and Unix servers–all through a single console
·         Extends end to end monitoring of distributed applications to any workload running on Windows, Unix and Linux platforms
·         Maximize availability of virtual workloads with integration with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008

Improved management of applications in the data center

·         Delivers on the scale requirements of URL monitoring of your business
·         Meet agreed service levels with enhanced reporting showing application performance and availability
·         More efficient problem identification and action to resolve issues

Increased speed of access to information and functionality to drive management

·         Faster load times for views and results
·         Improved and simplified management pack authoring experience

For those who are evaluating the Beta release, this Release Candidate offers a number of enhancements over the Operations Manager R2 Beta, including:

·         New Power Management MP template (Monitored system must be Windows Server 2008 R2 or Win7)
·         Updated branding across all User Interfaces
·         Improved trace configuration tools on the CD to help support issues escalated to Customer Support (where applicable)
·      Improved Run As Account Distribution Configuration
·      Ability to run inline tasks for non-Microsoft servers
·         Support for upgrade from Beta deployments to the Release Candidate
·         New and updated documentation, including the Usage Guide, Design Guide, Deployment Guide, Upgrade Guide, Security Guide and Operations Guide

In addition to the build, we are providing the Release Notes as well as other key documentation including:

·         Operations Manager 2007 Supported Configurations

·         Operations Manager 2007 R2 RC Design Guide

·         Operations Manager 2007 R2 RC Deployment Guide

·         Reporting Deployment and Usage Troubleshooting

·         Operations Manager 2007 R2 RC Upgrade Guide

·         Operations Manager 2007 R2 RC Security Guide

·         Operations Manager 2007 R2 RC Operations Guide

·         Operations Manager 2007 R2 RC Usage Guide

·         Operations Manager Management Pack Guide for Operations Manager 2007 R2

 

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Release Candidate Release Notes

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Release Candidate Documentation

 

 

We would also like to provide you access to the Service Level Dashboard 2.0 Beta for Operations Manager 2007 R2, available here:

Service Level Dashboard v2 Beta for Operations Manager 2007 R2

 

 

Lastly, Please post your RC feedback/bugs/suggestions here:

https://connect.microsoft.com/feedback/CreateFeedbackForm.aspx?FeedbackFormConfigurationID=1872&FeedbackType=1&SiteID=446