Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1

Yes, it’s here! Microsoft began pushing out Service Pack 1 (SP1) to the web this past weekend. The version number is 6.0.6278.0. To download the upgrade, go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=EDE38D83-32D1-46FB-8B6D-78FA1DCB3E85&displaylang=en. Service Pack 1 includes new functionality as well as bug fixes; http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2008/02/23/system-center-operations-manager-2007-service-pack-1-sp1-now-available.aspx highlights some of the new features and enhancements.

Tips for upgrading

  • Backup your databases (even in your test environment!)
  • Read the OpsMgr2007_UpgradeGuide.htm document included in the extracted download. It lists supported upgrade paths, and the sequence in which to upgrade your components. You will want to increased the size of your databases, and the guide also gives tips on how to verify the upgrade has completed successfully.
  • Be sure to upgrade your agents when you are finished. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941811 – memory leaks will occur if you do not upgrade your agents.
  • Don’t forget to import SP1 versions of MPs in as necessary.

I did a write-up of improvements in SP1 several weeks ago at http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/24734, which includes some useful Microsoft references which I have updated for the RTM.

Microsoft is providing a dedicated page for SP1 at their TechNet site, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/cc280350.aspx. The contents of this page will probably change as more information is available.

Other useful tips and information are available at:

If you have issues, check the newsgroups, in particular microsoft.public.opsmgr.sp1. Some bugs have been identified and resolutions will be posted there as they become available.

 

Regarding coverage of SP1 in our book, System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed: Although the book was completed before SP1 was released, we discuss the service pack based on the functionality available in the release candidate. This includes bug fixes and major changes in functionality.

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