System Center OpsMgr 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Now Available!

Po několika měsících čekání jsme se konečně dočkali dokončení vývoje nové verze System Center Operations Manager 2007.  Byla uvolněna verze Service Pack 1 (SP1) RTM build 6278, která shrnuje kritické požadavky zákazníků, zahrnující vylepšený deployment, zvýšenou výkonnost, vylepšené reportovací služby a rozšířenou podporu.  

Základní popis novinek

  • Možnost exportovat Operations Manager 2007 diagramy do Microsoft Visio VDX formátu
  • Možnost publikovat reporty do více umístění, např.: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Web
  • Zvýšený výkon a spolehlivost, např.: při práci s alerty, overridy a searches
  • Rozšířený “advanced search” zavedením možnosti vyhledávat přes „monitory“ a „rule“ pomocí jejich „overrides“
  • Zjednodušení vytváření nových management packů pomocí povolení pro uživatele pro kopírování pohledů z existujících management packů do nezamčených management packů
  • Možnost zobrazit performance data přes Operations Manager Web konzoli a nastavení filtrů pro požadované performance čítače pro snadnější vyhledávání a navigaci
  • Přidány nové discoveries a views do Audit Collection Services (ACS), spolu s novými monitory a alerty pro sledování zdraví ACS kolektoru
  • Snadnější backup a obnova s doporučeními pro sadnější použití Secure Storage Backup průvodce

Důležité pro ty z Vás, kteří používají verzi RC. Na RC verze OpsMgr 2007 lze instalovat upgrade OpsMgr 2007 SP1 RTM. Jak lze provést upgrade na verzi OpsMgr 2007 SP1 ukazuje následující diagram.

Níže je originální popis System Center OpsMgr 2007 Service Pack 1. 

System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Now Available!

The System Center Operations Manager 2007 team is excited to announce that System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 has Released-to-Manufacturing (RTM), and is now available for download!  This release of SP1 marks an important milestone for the System Center Operations Manager 2007, making the product easier to support, easier to use, and easier to deploy.

With over 3000 downloads of the SP1 Release Candidate (RC) to date, and with over 15,000 SP1 RC agents deployed into production by TAP customers, it’s clear that customer’s are eager to get their hands on this powerful update to Operations Manager 2007—Microsoft’s industry-leading and award-winning end-to-end service monitoring solution for enterprise environments!

A big thank you to our customers, to those who participated in the Service Pack Release Candidate, to our MVPs, and to the Operations Manager team in getting this Service Pack out of the door!

What’s included in Service Pack 1?

Operations Manager 2007 SP1 addresses critical customer-initiated issues, including improved deployment, performance, reporting, and enhanced support. 

Highlighting some of the key new features and enhancements:

  • New capability to export Operations Manager 2007 diagrams to Microsoft Visio VDX file format.
  • New ability to publish reports to multiple locations, such as Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Web sites.
  • Improved performance and reliability across the product, such as when working with alerts, overrides, and searches.
  • Enhanced “advanced search” by improved the ability to search across monitors and rules by their overrides.
  • Simplifying the creation of new management packs by allowing users to copy views from existing management packs to an unsealed management pack.
  • New ability view performance data through the Operations Manager Web console, and setup filters for desired performance counters to ease searching and navigation.
  • New discoveries and views added to the Audit Collection Services (ACS), along with new monitors and alerts to track the health of ACS collectors.
  • Enhanced backup and recovery with the introduction of an easier-to-use Secure Storage Backup Wizard.
  • … and much, much more!! 

A comprehensive list on what’s included with Service Pack 1 can be found by visiting the What’s New in Ops Mgr 2007 SP1 and What’s Fixed in Ops Mgr 2007 SP1 resources.

Assuring a High Quality Service Pack 1

A high quality release of Service Pack 1 was a primary goal of every member of the System Center Operations Manager 2007 team.  Feedback from the Release Candidate (that became available in November 2007), along with continual testing by the team, assures that this Service Pack delivers on its quality promise.  Service Pack 1 is released with:

  • Zero active blocking bugs
  • 100% test sign-off
  • Reliability >RTM
  • Performance >RTM
  • TAP Customer Sign-off: 100%
  • MSIT Sign-off: 100%

The Final Build

Operations Manager 2007 SP1 is available for both x86-based and x64-based computers.  The Service Pack is available as a standalone executable that you can use to upgrade an existing Operations Manager 2007 installation, and it has also be ‘slipstreamed’ into the Operations Manager 2007 installation media to enable a single installation.

Note that the Release Candidate is fully upgradable to this final RTM version of SP1!

Final build number: 6278

Public Availability

Operations Manager 2007 SP1 is currently being pushed out to the web, and the following links are being replicated over the weekend (replication is expected to be completed by Mon Feb 25th, or earlier).

Localized Release Plan

Today marks the RTM of the English-only version of Operations Manager 2007 SP1.  The targeted RTM of localized versions of this service pack are as follows:

  • Mar 28th 2008: Japanese, German, French & Russian
  • Apr 18th 2008: Italian, Spanish & Korean
  • May 18th 2008: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese & Brazilian Portuguese

Where Can I Go For Further Information?

A new dedicated SP1 page on TechNet will go live by Monday Feb 25th, which will provide links to newly available resources, including What’s New, What’s Fixed, SP1 Training Videos, updated documentation, and more!  Any additional information will be posted to the Operations Manager 2007 page of System Center Web

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