Monday 7 January 2013

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 - Where's the goodies?

There's plenty of posts starting to come online now regarding Service Pack 1, especially around installation and new features.

If you're looking for that type of content then you might like to start with these links:
  • Kevin Greene's covered installing SCOM SP1- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
  • Kevin Greene's also covered Installing Orchestrator SP1 
  • Bob Cornelissen has a good post for the DPM 2012 -> SP1 upgrade here
  • Marcel Zehner has you covered for the SCSM SP1 upgrade here
  • Russ Rimmerman rounds off the links with ConfigMgr upgrade here

However, I thought it might be useful to pull together a listing of the various downloads that would be handy for anyone about to start implementing from scratch or upgrading alike to have to hand.

  1. System Center 2012 Service Pack 1
    Unfortunately I can't list a download link for this as it's not available as a simple upgrade Service Pack.  The Service Pack is actually slipstreamed into the System Center 2012 media to allow you to either install fresh or upgrade from it.
    To obtain it you need to head to one of the following sites with your appropriate subscription account:
  2. New and Updated Orchestrator (SCORCH) Integration Packs (IP's)
    Orchestrator Integration Toolkit
    System Center 2012 SP1 Integration Packs
    Integration Pack for REST
    Exchange User
    Exchange Admin
    Active Directory
    Windows Azure
    vSphere IP for SP1 (Bit confused as to whether this IP is still Beta or not)
    HP iLO and OA
    HP Service Manager
    HP Operations Manager
    IBM Tivoli Netcool/Omnibus
  3. Configuration Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions
    11 Essential tools to help you manage, maintain and troubleshoot your ConfigMgr environment, containing:
    • Client Spy
    • Policy Spy
    • Security Configuration Wizard Template
    • Send Schedule Tool
    • Power Viewer Tool
    • Deployment Monitoring Tool
    • Run Metering Summarization Tool
    • Role-based Administration Modelling and Auditing Tool
    • Wakeup Spy
    • Content Library Transfer
    • Content Ownership Transfer
  4. ConfigMgr Clients for Additional Operating Systems
    Service Pack 1 brings with it support for Mac OSX and Linux/Solaris and these are the native clients for those Operating Systems
  5. Windows Phone 8 Company Portal
    Might not seem like something to list with System Center, but you'll need this for side loading applications via ConfigMgr and Intune on Windows Phone 8 with System Center SP1
  6. Service Manager Authoring Tools
    Need to extend or customise SCSM forms or add new classes?  Then you need this Authoring Tool.
  7. Server App-V Remote Sequencer
    Rather than having to install apps on the same server as your sequencer, you can now use this tool to install software on a remote server and monitor it for sequencing.
  8. Data Protection Manager (DPM) Azure Online Backup Update
    Following very quickly on SP1's heels is this update for DPM that brings the following new or improved features to DPM's ability to utilise the Azure Online Backup Service:
    • This update improves the performance of Windows Azure Online Backup.
    • Windows Azure Online Backup support for a SQL Server data source in System Center 2012 SP1 DPM is available.
    • The retention range of Windows Azure Online Backup for System Center 2012 SP1 DPM is increased to support 120 recovery points.
  9. Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

    Hot on the heels of Service Pack 1 and before SP1 is even fully Generally Available is Update Rollup 1 bringing a collection of further bug fixes to System Center 2012 with SP1.
  10. Visio 2010 & SharePoint 2010 Extensions

    This Visio 2010 Add-in will enable diagrams to show health states of System Center 2012 - Operations Manager managed objects within the Visio diagram. This live health state functionality is available both when viewing the document in Visio 2010 and in SharePoint 2010.
  11. Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VASE)

    The System Center 2012 Visual Studio Authoring Extensions—VSAE—is an add-in for Visual Studio 2010 Professional provides Lifecycle Management Tools to support Management Pack Authoring.
  12. Visio MP Designer (VMPD)

    The System Center 2012 Visio MP Designer—VMPD—is an add-in for Visio 2010 Premium that allows you to visually design a System Center Operations Manager Core Monitoring Management Pack.
  13. System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager 2.0

    Package Conversion Manager (PCM) is a feature pack download that lets you to convert ConfigMgr 2007 packages into System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager applications.
  14. System Center Data Protection Manager CSV Serialization Tool

    The CSV XML merging tool makes CSV VM backup serialization easier for Windows 2008R2 CSV Cluster environment.
  15. Global Service Monitor (GSM) Management Packs

    These management packs enable the System Center Global Service Monitor functionality within System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1
  16. System Center 2012 Service Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions
    Addons for Service Manager including:
    IT Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Process Management Pack
    System Center Cloud Services Process Pack - coming soon


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All files at one place, very nice!

Donna Barnes said...

Nice collection of softwares. Can I also use those software to my Windows 8 machine?