The much-anticipated release of Windows Server 2008 introduced significant changes to the OS, adding powerful functionality such as server core, server roles, read-only DCs, Hyper-V, Terminal Services Gateway, and enhancement support for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). While these changes and new features are beneficial, they do somewhat alter how you use System Center to manage and monitor your Windows Server 2008 systems.
As organizations introduce Windows Server 2008 into their production environments, they’ll need a way to manage and monitor the health, performance, and availability of these services. Fortunately, you can use existing System Center technologies. System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr) recently added support for Windows Server 2008 through the availability of new management packs, and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr) added support for Windows Server 2008 with the release of ConfigMgr SP1.