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  • Question

  • Hi Experts,

    We have a plan to upgrade our SCOM 1801 to SCOM 2019 and I am following the below article as reference to do the upgrade activity: 

    However i would like to have more clarification on the below:

    • Upgrade to 2019 will impact any existing Management Packs and will these work post upgrade without any issues ? Need strong\valid article which clarifies
    • What is the best practices of doing the upgrade as we have 5 Management Servers in our environment..?

    Please suggest any other key considerations for a smooth go.

    Thanks in Advance.

    Monday, June 17, 2019 8:13 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    I don't believe there is any article saying which management packs will work or not, it depends on which management packs you currently have installed. I suggest you go through all your current management packs, and check if they are compatible with SCOM 2019

    There is a small difference in the management packs for SCOM 1801 and SCOM 2019, however most "should" work just fine.

    I have written a detailed step-by-step guide on how to upgrade to SCOM 2019, you can find the guide over here:
    SCOM 2019 Step-By-Step: Upgrading

    For the official documentations, you can find them here, they also provide good information:
    Upgrading System Center Operations Manager

    Before upgrading, make sure your current operating system and hardware is supported by SCOM 2019:
    System requirements for System Center Operations Manager

    Next thing is to make sure you have backups of everything.

    If you are upgrading a distributed management group, you must upgrade certain features before others.

    This is the upgrade order:

    1.  Management servers.

    2. Gateway servers.

    3. Operations consoles

    4. SCOM agents.

    5. Web Console

    6. Reporting

    7. Audit Collection Services (ACS)

    You must also perform a number of pre-upgrade and post-upgrade tasks.

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    • Marked as answer by dshashi Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:46 AM
    Monday, June 17, 2019 8:25 PM
  • 1. Upgrade to 2019 will impact any existing Management Packs and will these work post upgrade without any issues ? Need strong\valid article which clarifies

    As far as i know, most up-to-date Mp supports SCOM 2019. As a result, document all management pack and its installed version.
    Refer to Microsoft Management Packs for most to date MP
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx

    check the most-to-date version to see any compatibility issue exists.

    2. What is the best practices of doing the upgrade as we have 5 Management Servers in our environment..?
    There is many resources related to SCOM 2019 upgrade.
    SCOM 2019 Step-By-Step: Upgrading
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/52642.scom-2019-step-by-step-upgrading.aspx

    Roger
    • Marked as answer by dshashi Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:45 AM
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 3:02 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    I don't believe there is any article saying which management packs will work or not, it depends on which management packs you currently have installed. I suggest you go through all your current management packs, and check if they are compatible with SCOM 2019

    There is a small difference in the management packs for SCOM 1801 and SCOM 2019, however most "should" work just fine.

    I have written a detailed step-by-step guide on how to upgrade to SCOM 2019, you can find the guide over here:
    SCOM 2019 Step-By-Step: Upgrading

    For the official documentations, you can find them here, they also provide good information:
    Upgrading System Center Operations Manager

    Before upgrading, make sure your current operating system and hardware is supported by SCOM 2019:
    System requirements for System Center Operations Manager

    Next thing is to make sure you have backups of everything.

    If you are upgrading a distributed management group, you must upgrade certain features before others.

    This is the upgrade order:

    1.  Management servers.

    2. Gateway servers.

    3. Operations consoles

    4. SCOM agents.

    5. Web Console

    6. Reporting

    7. Audit Collection Services (ACS)

    You must also perform a number of pre-upgrade and post-upgrade tasks.

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    • Marked as answer by dshashi Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:46 AM
    Monday, June 17, 2019 8:25 PM
  • 1. Upgrade to 2019 will impact any existing Management Packs and will these work post upgrade without any issues ? Need strong\valid article which clarifies

    As far as i know, most up-to-date Mp supports SCOM 2019. As a result, document all management pack and its installed version.
    Refer to Microsoft Management Packs for most to date MP
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx

    check the most-to-date version to see any compatibility issue exists.

    2. What is the best practices of doing the upgrade as we have 5 Management Servers in our environment..?
    There is many resources related to SCOM 2019 upgrade.
    SCOM 2019 Step-By-Step: Upgrading
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/52642.scom-2019-step-by-step-upgrading.aspx

    Roger
    • Marked as answer by dshashi Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:45 AM
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 3:02 AM
  • Thanks Leon.

    I liked one of your points - "Next thing is to make sure you have backups of everything".

    So i would like to know what all backups we can take like Management Packs etc. any reference article. ?

    Friday, June 21, 2019 7:36 PM
  • Thanks for your inputs Roger.
    Friday, June 21, 2019 7:36 PM
  • Back up your management packs for example by exporting them, you can check my blog post here on how to export unsealed & sealed management packs:

    https://thesystemcenterblog.com/2019/03/04/10-useful-scom-powershell-scripts/

    Then backup your SCOM database and data warehouse, either with a backup software or within the SQL Management Studio.


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    Friday, June 21, 2019 10:48 PM
  • What all doesn't support in SCOM 2019..?
    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:08 PM
  • I have created a list of management packs that have either mentioned or documented that they support SCOM 2019, you can find the list over here:

    SCOM 2019 Management Packs


    Please note that this list isn't complete, there might be many more management packs that may work with SCOM 2019, but remember work != supported.


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    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:10 PM
  • We have a big list of MP's in our environment, so i am trying to validate all those before proceed to SCOM upgrade.. So need the complete list of MP's which are doesnot support or supporting list..
    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:13 PM
  • I'm afraid there is no such list, the list I gave you helps you a bit, but the rest you will have to check the management packs one-by-one.

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    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:17 PM