Unix/Linux Support in ConfigMgr 2012 Updated


The ConfigMgr product team has just released an update to the Unix/Linux client.  This update adds support for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris 11, CentOS, Debian, Oracle Linux and Ubuntu.  It also introduces a new common Open Management Infrastructure CIM server (OMI version 1.0.6.5), along with simplified common universal agent for cross distro support in Linux and various other minor updates.  The new agents can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36212.

The Support Configuration for Configuration Manager has been updated to reflect the changes, and lists the specific versions of each distribution supported: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx#BKMK_SupConfigLnUClientReq

The Linux/Unix client product documentation on TechNet has also been updated to reflect the release of the update agent:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj573947.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj573941.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj573937.aspx

There is also a new excellent section of documentation that explains how to extend hardware inventory: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj573945.aspx. (warning this is straightforward, if you’re a *nix admin 🙂 and does require some significant knowledge of OMI but links are provided to their documentation).

At least we can now say ConfigMgr supports the same *nix distros as OpsMgr. 😉

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