Testing SCOM 2016 Technical Preview 2

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. Smile 

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Once the VM has been deployed, I have downloaded the preview from here.

After extracting the files, the initial setup is very familiar:

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Let’s select all features

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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)

New MG:

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Local Server (Standard Azure SQL Template):
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If you are using a standard Azure SQL 2014 VM, you will get this:

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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.

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Using local user, since it is a local SQL:

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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

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It seems that most of it is the same, but wait!

What is that?

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Looks like an old request has made the build. Maintenance Mode schedule!

If you create a new Maintenance Schedule:

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Add one object:

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Set a schedule:

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Configure details:

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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:

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2467

http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK3499

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2459

 

Hope this helps!