Ready to Upgrade to SCOM 2016?


Weehau – we got the new version of SCOM – and many companies are already thinking about the upgrade, when how and why? – First the last – A couple of new features are available like:

  • Maintenance from the SCOM Agent
  • Scheduled Maintenance Mode
  • Agent for Nano Server
  • New Agent for Linus/UNIX – Faster more robust and able to run shell scripts by itself
  • LAMP Stack monitoring on Linux
  • Good performance in mornitoring Network Devices
  • Storage Spaces monitoring by Microsoft Native MP
  • MP Tuning, Updates and Recommended MP in the Console
  • A MP for AWS which are able to check your Linux and Windows running in AWS, as well as EC2, EBS, ELB Cloudformation Stacks and Auto Scaling Groups.
  • So look into your AWS as you are using Azure MP for keeping an eye on your Azure.
  • Maintenance mode – which could be scheduled and targeted to your groups or objects. (will it work in UR1 = YES)
  • New Web Console (HTML5) – Now after 15 years of SCOM we have a Web console which are able to startup faster than ordering and eating a Pizza.

Before you do the upgrade please check the following:

  • Install Account must be a member of the local administrators group on both the:
  • – SQL Server (both cluster or always-on scenarios)
  • – Management Servers
  • – Reporting Servers
  • Install Account must be a member of the Sysadmin role on the SQL Server
  • On the SQL Server the Modal Database must not be more than 100 MB
  • The OperationsManager database must have 50% free space
  • The OperationsManager database must be able to extend in size – not fixed
  • The Action and the SDKConfig accounts needs to be members of the local administrators group on all of The Management Servers.
  • Collation on SQL: SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
  • SQL Server Agent must be running and “automatic” startup
  • Upgrade from a CMD running in a uplifted administrator context
  • Be 110% sure the Service Broker is enabled and running for the SQL server
  • Upgrade your SCOM 2012 R2 to at least UR9
  • Download and install the Upgrade Helper MP for SCOM 2012 R2 to 2016
  • Upgrade a Management Server to 2016
  • Upgrade your Agents to 2016
  • Upgrade the RMS to SCOM 2016
  • Does it work = Yes – Continue, No = Stop and restore.
  • Upgrade your SQL to 2014 = Fast!!! , 2016 when official supported
  • Wait >1 hour before upgrading to SCOM 2016 UR1
  • Get a beer and enjoy life…..

Remember to participate on some of the SCOM training – we are covering 2016 now.

Comments (%):

  1. balait says:

    Excellent.. Able to understand the flow of procedure

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