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Installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012

I have had a huge amount of fun installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012 (he says sarcastically!).

I will just say one thing – SQL Server Collation!

I actually carried out the complete install only to find Reporting failed to install.

I went back and re-installed the SQL server with the correct collation;

SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS

The details can be found on the following page;

Supported Configurations for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh205990.aspx

Another pre-requisite you will need for both the full install and later when you come to install the Operations Console is;

Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=6442

Another interesting page is the deployment guide here;

Deployment Guide for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager

http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh278852.aspx

This also has a walkthru install (but without the pretty picture).

Any other pre-requisites which fail upon install are pretty self-explanatory and can be easily fixed and then re-check the pre-requisites.

And so on to the install……. Continue Reading

Updating System Center VMM 2008 R2 to System Center VMM 2012

I though I would do a quick blog to recount my adventures with “Updating System Center VMM 2008 R2 to System Center VMM 2012″.

The big problem I had here is that our existing System Center VMM 2008 R2 was running on SQL Server 2005 Express.

Here are the links for – System Requirements for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610592.aspx

Most particularly – System Requirements: VMM Database

http://technet.microsoft.com/library/gg610574.aspx

One of the other Pre-requisites is to update WAIK –

The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5753

So – on to the install; Continue Reading