What versions of SCOM can be upgraded to Operations Manager 1801?




If you would like to move your SCOM deployment on to the Semi-Annual Channel, what versions does Microsoft support moving from?

The answer is here:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/plan-system-requirements?view=sc-om-1801#supported-coexistence


There are two methods to get to SCOM 1801:

  • Migration (parallel install with coexistence)
  • In Place Upgrade

Both are supported.


System Center Operations Manager 1801 supports an in-place upgrade from the following *minimum* versions:

  • System Center 2012 R2 UR12 (or later)
  • System Center 2016 RTM (or later)


For a side by side migration, with multi-homing, we recommend that environments be on the latest Update Rollup.  So if you are doing a side by side (parallel) migration, at the time of this release, the most current update rollups are:

  • System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 UR14
  • System Center Operations Manager 2016 UR4

Comments (7)
  1. millern4 says:

    Hi Kevin,

    We are currently on SCOM 2016 UR3. If I’m reading this correctly are you stating we MUST first upgrade to 2016 UR4, prior to upgrading to the 1801 release channel?

    Thank you in advance.

    1. Kevin Holman says:

      Just the opposite. You can upgrade from SCOM 2016 RTM directly to 1801.

    2. millern4 says:

      “from the following *minimum* versions”

      My bad – totally misread that part! Thanks for the quick reply!

      1. Kevin Holman says:

        I changed the wording to (or later) to make this is a little more clear. thanks!

  2. vrkumar01 says:

    Hi Kevin,
    Thanks for the information… currently we are on SCOM 2016 UR 5. if we have to move to 1801 are their any licenses required or we are good to go.

    Thanks in Advance.

    1. Kevin Holman says:

      To get on the Semi-Annual Channel for SCOM (Operations Manager 1801 and later) you need to have Software Assurance for your SCOM licenses. You need to consult with the licensing expert in your company to ensure that.

  3. Anu419 says:

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for the information.

    I have had two parallel environments of scom 2012 R2 and SCOM 1807 with multihoming. Unfortunately had to decommission the old setup due to issue on DB server before i could upgrade the agents

    Could you please help me know how do I upgrade the agents on , the last version was scom 2012 R2 UR11. Do I have to run MSI or have the agents installed a new.

    I plan to run this using SCCM.

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