System Center requirements

Just thought I post a quick post about system requirements regarding the System Center products, this is because im setting up a new lab enviroment with the 2012 edition of System center. And ill try to blog about installation and setup of these systems and how the integrate to each other. This post is most for myself so I can remember the requirements for each product. This new test lab will be running on a Windows 8 Hyper-v cluster.

  • SCOM ( System Center Operations Manager )
  • SCCM ( System Center Configuration Manager )
  • SCVMM ( System Center Virtual Machine Manager )
  • SCSM ( System Center Service Manager )
  • SCDPM ( System Center Data Protection Manager )
  • System Center Orchestrator
  • System Center App controller

SCOM 2012

Management Server

  • Server Operating System: must be Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
  • Windows PowerShell version: Windows PowerShell version 2.0.
  • Windows Remote Management: Windows Remote Management must be enabled for the management server.
  • Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) version: Microsoft Core XML Services 6.0 is required for the management server.
  • Both .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and .NET Framework 4 are required. For more information, see the following documents:

Operations Console

Web Console

  • Web browsers: Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5 and later versions, with the IIS Management Console and the following role services installed
    • Static Content
    • Default Document
    • Directory Browsing
    • HTTP Errors
    • HTTP Logging
    • Request Monitor
    • Request Filtering
    • Static Content Compression
    • Web Server (IIS) Support
    • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
    • ASP.NET
    • Windows Authentication

Operational Database (This also applies to the Data warehouse database)

 SCCM 2012
 Most of these roles require .Net 3.5 SP1 and .Net 4.0
Site Server 
  • Remote Differential Compression
  • .Net 4.0
  • .Net 3.51 SP1
Application Catalog Web Service Point 
  • HTTP Activation
  • Non-HTTP Activation
  • ASP.NET
  • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
Application Catalog Web Site Point 
  • Common HTTP Features:
    • Static Content
    • Default Document
  • Application Development:
    • ASP.NET (and automatically selected options)
  • Security:
    • Windows Authentication
  • IIS 6 Management Compatibility:
    • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
Distribution point
  • Application Development:
    • ISAPI Extensions
  • Security:
    • Windows Authentication
  • IIS 6 Management Compatibility:
    • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
    • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
  • Common HTTP Features:
    • HTTP Redirection
  • IIS Management Scripts and Tools
    • Remote Differential Compression
    • BITS Server Extensions (and automatically selected options), or Background Intelligent Transfer Services (BITS) (and automatically selected options)
    • Incase of deployment you also need Windows Deployments Services
Management point
  • BITS
    • Application Development:
      • ISAPI Extensions
    • Security:
      • Windows Authentication
    • IIS 6 Management Compatibility:
      • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
      • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
 Software update point
  • Requires Windows Server Update 3.0 SP2

Site database (have no idea but SCCM is a bit picky on which database version it supports)

  • SQL Server 2008 SP2 with Cumulative Update 9
  • SQL Server 2008 SP3 with Cumulative Update 4
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and Cumulative Update 4
  • The instance of SQL Server in use at each site must use the following collation: SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS.

SCVMM 2012

VMM Database

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 or earlier
  • SQL Server 2008 SP2
VMM Management Server
  • Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7
  • At least Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
VMM Self-Service Portal
  • .NET Extensibility
  • ASP.NET
  • Default Document
  • Directory Browsing
  • HTTP Errors
  • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
  • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
  • ISAPI Extensions
  • ISAPI Filters
  • Request Filtering
  • Static Content
  • .Net 3.5
SCSM 2012
Service Manager Server 
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1
  • ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable

Database Server

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
  • 64-bit version of SQL Server 2008 with SP1, SP2 or version 2008 R2
  • SQL Server Reporting Services

Service Manager console

  • Windows Powershell 1.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1
  • ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Self-Service Portal

  • IIS 7.5 with IIS 6 metabase compatibility installed
  • Self-signed SSL certificate
  • ASP.NET 2.0
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • Microsoft Analysis Management Objects
  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • Or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Or Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for Internet Sites Enterprise
  • Excel Services in SharePoint 2010 is required for hosting dashboards for advanced analytical reports

SCDPM 2012

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Windows Single Instance Store (SIS)
  • Microsoft Application Error Reporting
  • 64-bit version of SQL Server 2008 R2, Enterprise or Standard Edition.

SC Orchestrator 2012

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4

SC App controller 2012

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Static Content
    • Default Document
    • Directory Browsing
    • HTTP Errors
    • ASP.NET
    • .NET Extensibility
    • ISAPI Extensions
    • ISAPI Filters
    • HTTP Logging
    • Request Monitor
    • Tracing
    • Basic Authentication
    • Windows Authentication
    • Request Filtering
    • Static Content Compression
    • IIS Management Console
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • SQL Server 2008 Standard

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