Archive for July, 2008

Windows 2008 Management Packs for OpsMgr

July 28, 2008 2 comments

Microsoft has released the first of the management packs for Windows Server 2008 monitoring using Operations Manager 2007.  No sign of official support for running the agent on the operating system yet.

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Bink Interviews Bob Muglia: Hyper-V R2 Server 2008 R2

July 23, 2008 Comments off

This is worth reading to see what the directions of Hyper-V R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are going in.

Credit: Bink.

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DPM 2007 W008 Support

July 20, 2008 Comments off

Microsoft has released an x86 and an x64 feature pack for Data Protection Manager 2007 to add support for Windows Server 2008 and SQL 2008.

"The DPM 2007 Update Rollup is a feature pack that includes previously released hotfixes alongside several new features aimed to enhance overall applicability and usability of DPM. Added features include: System state for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 support, enhanced support for sharing tape libraries with other DPM servers, and support for better utilization of tape capacity by sharing tapes between multiple protection groups media co-location on tapes.

This Data Protection Manager Update Package consists of three separate updates. Note: Depending on your configuration, some updates may not apply. Please see “Installation Instructions” for details.

Feature Bullet Summary:
Issues Fixed:

  • 946647 Description of the Data Protection Manager 2007 hotfix package: January 9, 2008
  • 948373 The backup image may be corrupted if you use System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 to perform an online backup of a virtual machine that is running in Virtual Server 2005
  • 950082 Description of the Data Protection Manager 2007 hotfix package rollup 2
  • 948936 When synchronization runs in Data Protection Manager 2007, the DPM service may unexpectedly crash
  • 951557 getKB -Data Protection Manager 2007 – Hotfix

Features Added:

  • Support for backing up virtual machines on clustered Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 hosts
  • Support for sharing tape libraries between multiple DPM servers
  • Better tape utilization of tape capacity by co-locating data from multiple protection groups with similar retention range
  • System state protection for Windows Server 2008

Note: Backup of SQL 2008 (Katmai) is not supported until the released version is publicly available".

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SCOM and Windows Server 2008 Roadmap

July 15, 2008 9 comments

I just found this roadmap diagram that details when we will see management packs and support for SCOM 2007 on Windows Server 2008.  It looks like Q3 for a series of management packs, including Hyper-V.

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