System Center Operations Manager 2012 Public Beta

Early adopters will soon be able to download and start testing the first Beta development milestone of System Center Operations Manager 2012.

At the end of the past week, Adam Hall, System Center Senior Technical Product Manager, announced that System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta would be offered to testers soon.

On the same day, namely Sunday, July 17th, 2011, Microsoft’s Kevin Holman, System Center Technical Sales team revealed that System Center Operations Manager 2012 public Beta was already available for download.

“The Operations Manager 2012 Beta is coming real soon! There are a lot of significant new capabilities, including Network Monitoring and of course my particular area of interest, Application Performance Management,” Hall said.

“The next version of OpsMgr has hit the public beta milestone. This is very exciting as there are a lot of new features in OpsMgr 2012 that I personally cannot wait to get my hands on,” Holman noted.

Holman even provided a series of links for customers interesting in getting insight into the future version on System Center Operations Manager.

He pointed early adopters to Microsoft Connect to grab the bits for the Beta Build of System Center Operations Manager 2012. So far, I have not been able to access the download.

However, this is bound to be a temporary issue that the software giant will undoubtedly deal with.

Just a reminder, the Community Evaluation Program for System Center Operations Manager 2012 is also scheduled to kick off this month, enabling testers to interact directly with the Microsoft developers building the next version of Operations Manager.

Holman provided a list highlighting some the evolution that System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta brings to the table:

“•Simplified infrastructure – via the removal of the RMS role – allowing for out of the box high availability, removing the single point of failure, easing deployment and management of the infrastructure, all while leveraging commodity hardware.

•New dashboards allowing you to see much more data about a server or application in a single, quick screen view.

•Network monitoring – discovery and deep level monitoring of your switches, routers, load balancers, and other network devices.

•Additions to the capability around application performance monitoring and diagnostics for .NET applications plus JEE application health monitoring

•Resource pools - A resource pool provides the ability to distribute workloads across multiple management servers, such as availability, network device monitoring, distributed monitor health rollup, and group calculation.”

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