SCOM 2007 R2 – Monitoring Windows Server 2012 machines in SCOM 2007 R2

Last week I got several questions on how and when Operations Manager will provide monitoring support for Windows Server 2012 so I wanted to clarify things in this blog.
There is also an official Microsoft blog post about this.

Management Group Version Management Server or Gateway Version OpsMgr Agent Version Agent OS Version Supported Configuration?
2007 R2 2007 R2 2007 R2 Windows Server 2012 No
2007 R2 2007 R2 2012 RTM Windows Server 2012 Yes
2007 R2 2007 R2 2012 SP1 Windows Server 2012 Yes
2012 RTM 2012 RTM 2012 RTM Windows Server 2012 Yes
2012 SP1 2012 SP1 2012 SP1 Windows Server 2012 Yes

 

As shown in the above table SCOM 2007 R2 doesn’t support monitoring of Windows 2012 in combination with the 2007 R2 agent.

But because the 2012 agent is backwards compatible installing the 2012 agent on an Windows 2012 machine, it properly reports to the SCOM 2007 R2 environment.

Expectations are that with the next CU Windows 2012 is supported.