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Agent upgrade to 2016 and multihoming Powershell script RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm trying to figure out is there a way to upgrade our existing SCOM 2012 R2 Agent installations up to 2016 and add a second management group in their configuration, in order to set multihomming using a Powershell Script.
    We are currently in a process of Side by Side migration from SCOM 2012 towards 2016.

    I've found this link to a script that should be doing this, but I don't believe it is for SCOM 2016 version:

    https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Install-SCOM-Agent-d949353a/view/Reviews

    Any ideas, suggestions about how this can be achieved?

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 2:10 PM

Answers

  • Deploy the agent from the SCOM 2016 console and it'll deploy the new version (it's backwards compatible with 2012R2) and simply add the new management group info and not delete the old MG info.

    "Fear disturbs your concentration"

    • Marked as answer by Sakrayaami Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:01 PM
    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 5:08 PM
  • Either version of the agent can belong to either management group.  This MP has saved tons of time in managing each agent for me pre, during, and post side by side upgrades.  It's a priceless add-on and should be part of the core application.

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2017/05/09/agent-management-pack-making-a-scom-admins-life-a-little-easier/

    Agent Management Pack


    B. Wright

    • Proposed as answer by B. Wright Tuesday, February 6, 2018 6:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Sakrayaami Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:01 PM
    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 6:32 PM

All replies

  • Deploy the agent from the SCOM 2016 console and it'll deploy the new version (it's backwards compatible with 2012R2) and simply add the new management group info and not delete the old MG info.

    "Fear disturbs your concentration"

    • Marked as answer by Sakrayaami Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:01 PM
    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 5:08 PM
  • Either version of the agent can belong to either management group.  This MP has saved tons of time in managing each agent for me pre, during, and post side by side upgrades.  It's a priceless add-on and should be part of the core application.

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2017/05/09/agent-management-pack-making-a-scom-admins-life-a-little-easier/

    Agent Management Pack


    B. Wright

    • Proposed as answer by B. Wright Tuesday, February 6, 2018 6:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Sakrayaami Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:01 PM
    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 6:32 PM
  • Thank you very much, such a nice and simple solution is that.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:01 PM