Microsoft is announcing that it will deploy its latest version of System Center in the first quarter of 2022. The date was given this month during Microsoft’s Windows Server 2022 virtual event. System Center 2022 will be the next big release, according to Prasidh Arora, program manager for the Windows service team.
âSystem Center 2022 is scheduled for release in the first quarter of next calendar year. The main areas of focus for System Center 2022 would be adding capacity to support heterogeneous infrastructure. We will add support for Windows Server 2022 and Azure Stack HCI 21H2. Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager, you can manage Azure Stack HCI clusters, and the next release will also have Azure registration experience built into VMM to register Azure Stack HCI clusters to Azure.
Among the capabilities of System Center 2022 is the Operations Manager that integrates directly with Microsoft Teams for alerts. Additionally, users can also define custom roles in Operations Manager.
As for Data Protection Manager, it will get folder-level restore capabilities for virtual machine backups. Finally, parallel restore will be included for multiple virtual machines.
Users can access System Center to manage more detailed Windows Server 2022 tasks. During the presentation, Srividya Varanasi, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft in the System Center team, joined us to highlight how the new version helps meet more complex management needs:
âAcross your data center, you may want to standardize the production infrastructure for large-scale deployment, and be able to monitor and back up multiple workloads and automate all of those processes. The System Center suite can meet all large-scale data center management requirements.
Arora discussed System Center 2022 as a potential alternative to Microsoft’s Windows Admin Center, when managing Windows Server 2022. This would free up the admin center to focus on “Managing servers, clusters, hyperconverged infrastructure, Kubernetes and Windows 10 PCs”.
âWindows Admin Center is designed to be this lightweight, browser-based management tool that is an alternative to RDP MMC tools, or even Remote PowerShell. “
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