At present we have the following table that shows the parts of the System Center stack available and their current release stage:
|Configuration Manager||Release Candidate 1|
|Operations Manager||Release Candidate 1|
|Service Manager||Beta 1|
|Virtual Machine Manager||Release Candidate 1|
|Data Protection Manager||Beta 1|
|Orchestrator||Release Candidate 1|
|App Controller||Beta 1|
All of the System Center solutions are undergoing a branding change.
If you haven't noticed, the branding has now changed to:
"System Center 2012 Product Name"
So this makes it:
- System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
- System Center 2012 Operations Manager
- System Center 2012 Service Manager
- etc etc etc....
(Hopefully we'll also see the Start Menu program groups be consolidated together unlike the random scatterings it is at present)
SQL Collations between the solutions are also drawing together with the need for the following collations per solution:
|Service Manager||See: |
|Virtual Machine Manager||SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS|
|Data Protection Manager||Unsure - Doesn't seem to specify|
Anyone else see the running theme here?
SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS seems now to be the de-facto SQL Collation for the System Center 2012 wave.
You can also expect SQL 2008 R2 to be the prefered SQL version, 2008 may be supported for some of them, but 2005 is definitely a no go.