The Technical Preview 2 for System Center Operations Manager (2016) is out. Differently from TP1, which had absolutely nothing different from 2012 R2, this one is supposed to have a few surprises. Lets take a look.
In order to install TP, I’ve create a good VM in Azure, based on the SQL Template, with 14Gb of RAM. Yes, just because I can do that in Azure.
Once the VM has been deployed, I have downloaded the preview from here.
After extracting the files, the initial setup is very familiar:
Let’s select all features
Same standard requirements:
IIS for Web Console
SQL CLR Types (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=239644&clcid=0x409)
Report Viewer (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35747)
If you are using a standard Azure SQL 2014 VM, you will get this:
This happens because SSRS is not configured out-of-the-box (or out-of-the-cloud). Run through the standard SSRS configuration to allow install to go on. Also, make sure you start the SQL Server Browser service.
Using local user, since it is a local SQL:
And here we go.
Once installed, let’s take a look at the basics.
Console looks pretty much the same, except for version: 7.2
It seems that most of it is the same, but wait!
What is that?
Looks like an old request has made the build. Maintenance Mode schedule!
If you create a new Maintenance Schedule:
Add one object:
Set a schedule:
Et Voi la!
Besides that, there are some new features on the Linux side, like Apache, MySQL and better Linux support (see here for full details).
Also check a lot more information here:
Hope this helps!