UNIX and Linux support in System Center: 'new releases will be supported within 180 days,' Microsoft says

At MMS 2008 Bob Muglia, revealed “UNIX and Linux support in System Center, allowing for administrative work to be performed on both physical and virtual information technology (IT) environments. Support is available not only across data centers, but also for client computers, and devices.” The promise from Microsoft is that support for new Linux and […]

At MMS 2008 Bob Muglia, revealed “UNIX and Linux support in System Center, allowing for administrative work to be performed on both physical and virtual information technology (IT) environments. Support is available not only across data centers, but also for client computers, and devices.” The promise from Microsoft is that support for new Linux and UNIX releases will be added to System Center in its evolution, it appears that customers are asking about the Redmond company’s plans to support future releases of UNIX and Linux as they’ll be released, according to Robert Hearn “cross platform integrations currently support: AIX 5.3 (Power), 6.1 (Power); HP-UX 11iv2 (PA-RISC and IA64), and 11iv3 (PA-RISC and IA64); Red Hat Enterprise Server 4 (x64 and x86) and 5 (x64 and x86); Solaris 8 (SPARC), 9 (SPARC), and 10 (SPARC and x86 versions later than 120012-14); and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (x86), 10.1 (x86 and x64) and 11. “Our plans are to continue to support these operating systems and to provide updated support for any new releases of these operating systems within 180 days of their general availability (release date),” Hearn noted.

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