System Center 2022 is now generally available

Data centers are an essential part of any IT infrastructure for businesses managing mission-critical workloads. However, with components across computing, networking, and storage, as well as advances in cloud technologies, managing your data center environment can quickly become complex. Since its launch in 2008, Microsoft System Center . has become The The solution that simplifies data center management across your IT environments.

Today, we are pleased to announce the general availability of System Center 2022, which includes System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), System Center Organizer (SCORCH), Service Manager (SM), and Data Protection Manager (DPM). With this release, we continue to introduce new best-in-class data center management capabilities across diverse IT environments that can consist of Windows Server, Azure Stack HCI, or VMWare deployments. We’re energized to hear organizations like Olympia, Schaeffler, and Entain validate System Center 2022 capabilities during the preview. Now, let’s dive into what’s new in System Center 2022.

Why upgrade to System Center 2022

Best-in-class data center management

Your IT environments are constantly evolving so that applications run on a variety of devices. Your workforce is spread across multiple locations and remote management is the new normal. System Center 2022 focuses on simplifying collaboration and providing consistent control for all your environments.

Enhanced access control capabilities in SCOM facilitate simpler permission management on monitoring data and alert actions. A critical part towards adopting DevOps practices, empowering users with the appropriate level of control. Integration with Microsoft Teams and managing alert closures reduces circle time between app owners and the SCOM admin. Developers can get notifications about alerts for their apps on Teams channels.

Additionally, to meet the needs of growing environments, you can now assign IPv4 and IPv6 IP addresses to Software Defined Networking (SDN) deployments using VMM. Performance and technology improvements for Data Protection Manager mean you get more control and speed with your backup and restore processes.

Overall, this version gives you more control over managing the environment and working with DevOps teams.

Flexible infrastructure platform

Data centers are becoming more diverse, with multiple host platforms and hypervisors, Windows/Linux, VMware, and Converged Infrastructure (HCI). System Center 2022 enables the standardization of management practices for the data center, regardless of the platform used.

System Center 2022 is the best toolkit for managing Windows Server 2022 and SQL Server infrastructure. This includes the use of Windows Server 2022 for a management infrastructure and management environment based on Windows Server 2022. In addition to the comprehensive management experience for Windows Server 2022 workloads, this version of System Center adds support for managing Azure Stack HCI 21H2, VMware 7.0, and the latest Linux distributions. You can create, configure, and register HCI 21H2 clusters, control virtual machines on HCI clusters, set up SDN controllers, and manage storage clusters from a VMM. There are new management packs in SCOM to monitor Azure Stack HCI clusters. To protect virtual machines on Stack HCI clusters, Microsoft Azure Backup Server can now be used.

Hybrid management with Azure

Efficiently managing IT resources spread across different locations without slowing developers down is a major challenge facing IT leaders today. Azure Arc enables you to seamlessly control, manage, and secure Windows and Linux servers, Kubernetes clusters, and applications across multiple on-premises and edge clouds from a single level of control.

We will offer hybrid capabilities with System Center 2022 to standardize management and governance across on-premises and cloud environments while reusing your existing investments in System Center.

Stay tuned for more on these exciting abilities!

Get started with System Center 2022

ยน Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2022 will be available in May 2022.

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