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What's New with Operations Manager in System Center 2012 R2

R2 brings updates to Operations Manager 2012

System Center 2012 R2 adds some new capabilities and changes to Operations Manager. These include:

  • Fabric Monitoring: Closer integration with Virtual Machine Manager. The Virtual Machine Manager R2 management pack introduces cloud monitoring of virtual layers for private cloud environments. The Fabric Health Dashboard provides a detailed overview of the health of your private clouds and the fabric servicing those clouds.
  • Microsoft Monitoring Agent: The Operations Manager Agent is replaced with a new agent that adds APM monitoring including the functionality of Visual Studio IntelliTrace Collector
  • Integration with DevOps: APM, incorporated into Operations Manager with the first System Center 2012 release, added DevOps into System Center. R2 adds new alert fields of the TFS Work Item ID and TFS Work Item Owner. APM performance events are converted to IntelliTrace format.
  • IPv6 Support: IPv6 addresses can now be used as input for Network discovery and be displayed in the network-related views.
  • Java Application Performance Monitoring: The Java Application Performance Monitoring management pack lets you monitor Java application performance and exception events using the Operations Manager Application Advisor, part of the APM feature. You can also get Operations Manager alerting on Java application server counters.
  • System Center Advisor: You can now view Advisor alerts on the Operations Manager Operations console.
  • UNIX and Linux Monitoring: *NIX agents are now based on the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) open-source CIM Object Manager.
  • Management Pack Updates: These 31 management packs are being re-released with R2
  • Windows Server Operating System
  • Azure
  • Visual Studio Authoring Extensions for VS2012 and VS2013
  • Service Management Automation
  • Service Reporting
  • Service Manager
  • Service Provider Foundation
  • Windows Azure Pack
  • Windows Azure Pack - Websites
  • DHCP
  • ADRMS
  • DNS
  • File and iSCSI Services
  • Cluster
  • Print
  • RDS
  • ADDS
  • ADLDS
  • ADCS
  • ADFS
  • Hyper-V
  • Remote Access
  • Windows Server Essentials
  • Multi-Tenant Remote Access
  • BranchCache
  • MSMQ
  • NLB
  • Web Application Proxy
  • WSUS
  • IIS
  • WDS
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