Operations Manager 1801 is available!




This is a major change from all previous versions of SCOM. 

Operations Manager 1801 is the first release of SCOM built on the Semi-Annual Channel release cycle.  All new features and updates will now be delivered in this Semi-Annual Channel (SAC), following the same Semi-Annual release cycle that Windows Server is using. 


Read about the announcement here:  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/first-system-center-semi-annual-channel-release-now-available/

Download it here:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-release

Documentation:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/welcome?view=sc-om-1801


Basically – you have two choices for you Operations Manager deployments:

  • Semi-Annual Channel (SAC)
  • Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC)


  • Consistent updates on a semi-annual basis
  • All new features will be introduced into this release
  • Each build is supported for 18 months after release


  • Updates will continue in the form of UR’s, but no features added, primarily fixes.
  • Longer term (5 years of mainstream) support lifecycle.


Key feature updates in Operations Manager 1801:

  • Improved HTML5 dashboard experience
  • Enhanced SDK performance
  • Linux Logfile monitoring enhancements
  • Linux Kerberos support
  • GUI support for entering SCOM License key
  • Service Map integration
  • Updates and recommendations for third-party Management Packs
  • System Center Visual Studio Authoring Extension (VSAE) support for Visual Studio 2017


As always – submit and/or vote for feature requests, fixes, enhancements here:  https://systemcenterom.uservoice.com/forums/293064-general-operations-manager-feedback

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