The public beta version of Operations Manager 2012 is now available here (http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/om-vnext-beta.aspx).
This is first publicly available version of the new release, and it has lots of great new capabilities as described on the web page. There’s a great datasheet and FAQ list that are linked to from that page.
New cross-platform capabilities are in two categories:
For UNIX/Linux, the major improvements are:
For Java, this beta includes new management packs for managing Java application servers, specifically IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic, Red Hat JBoss, and Tomcat. Note that these management packs are in a .zip file that must be separately downloaded. Documentation is included in the .zip file. With these management packs, we’re extending OpsMgr to include monitoring the full range of applications that are found in enterprise – not only .NET, but Java as well.
Please take this beta out for a test drive! We really want your feedback on the functionality as well as on any bugs or problems you find.
Here are some useful links: