For those of you with MSDN accounts System Center Technical Preview is now out.
I haven’t had a huge amount of time to dig in to see what’s new, but here are a few things that have caught my eye so far with the Preview for SCOM:
Open PowerShell Task
What is interesting about this task is that it isn’t simply launching an administrative PowerShell prompt on your local system. It is contextual to whatever server you have selected in the windows computer view and thus takes care of the fun of invoking a remote session for you in a single click.
(I had originally thought this was exclusive to the MP’s in the Technical Preview, but @StanZhelyazkov kindly pointed that this was added in the latest version of the Windows OS MP’s that came out on 8/27/2014: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx%3Fid%3D9296)
I was hoping for some new Dashboards, but it looks like for now we have all the same Dashboards from 2012 R2 plus those that were added in UR2. The only change I have noticed so far is that some of the names of the dashboards have been modified.
There are some new Management Pack Wizards. The TFS wizard may have already existed I haven’t imported that MP before, but I believe the Unix/Linux Service Monitoring Wizard is new:
New Monitors: (Two new Unix/Linux Script Monitors)
New Task Option:(Run a UNIX/Linux Script)