Version agnostic Management Packs

We have started releasing version agnostic management packs for our customers. In the past we used to release a new management pack when new version of Windows and Windows features will be available for monitoring. Customer will have to  install and manage different management packs for monitoring their workloads. Going forward the same management pack will work with difference Windows versions.

For example: Customer want to monitor Windows Server 2016 and Windows 1709, they will only require one management pack for this. Once we add support for Windows Server 2019, the same MP would be updated to support Windows 2019 and 2016.

We have updated many important management packs which monitor windows workloads to version agnostic. Please find the list here.

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx

We use a naming convention for our version agnostic management packs which is, minimum supported version and plus.

For eg, “Microsoft System Center Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System 2016 and 1709 Plus”.

Please use our feature Updates and Recommendation, which can help with :

  • Install the required management pack for monitoring a workload running on agent.
  • Recommend to update the management pack as soon as, newer version is available.

Thanks,

Neha