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We are delighted to announce the release of Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2022. This Update Rollup comes with enhancements to manage the on-prem datacenters and to aid the cloud migration journey. SCVMM comes with four times faster ESXi to Hyper-V VM conversion performance to assist in the migration of VMs while Azure Migrate Business Case can now be discovered and generated from SCOM in-product console. This article gives detailed information on the new features and enhancements.
Virtual Machine Manager
Arc blade enhancements
We recently introduced Azure management capabilities like Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Azure Update Manager, VM Insights and more for Arc-enabled SCVMM VMs. You can discover guidance on how to get started with Azure Arc-enabled SCVMM and install Arc agents at scale from the Azure Arc blade in the SCVMM product. If you are running WS 2012 and 2012R2 hosts and VMs, you can also get to know the forward-looking options as these OSes went out of support recently. Read more about Arc enabled SCVMM here.
Enhanced VM conversion performance from VMware to Hyper-V
SCVMM now comes with 4x improved speed while converting your VMs from ESXi based to Hyper-V based. With support now added for VMware VMs with disk sizes greater than 2TB, you can now leverage SCVMM as a V2V conversion tool and a datacenter management tool.
Support for latest Linux Guest OSes
SCVMM 2022 UR2 brings support for latest Linux Guest OSes like Ubuntu Linux 22.04, Debian 11, Oracle Linux 8 and 9.
Refer to the KB article for additional details on the issues that are fixed with VMM 2022 UR2.
Data Protection Manager
Update Rollup 2 for System Center Data Protection Manager 2022 brings you stability improvements and bug fixes along with the following new features:
- Recover key files and folders quickly from online Windows VM backups for VMware and Hyper-V without downloading the whole recovery point.
- You can now backup VMware VMs running on vSphere 8.0.
- You can directly connect to SMTP servers supporting Basic SMTP Authentication for sending DPM email reports and alerts (in addition to the existing Windows Authentication).
- If your VMware VM has high I/O utilization and backups fail with a quiescing error (ApplicationQuiesceFault), DPM can auto-retry with crash consistent backups to meet your SLAs.
Refer to the KB article for additional details on the issues that are fixed with DPM 2022 UR2.
Generate Azure Migrate Business Case from SCOM
Discover Azure Migrate, generate Business Case and Assessment through SCOM Console.
Additionally, there are many critical Bug fixes as part of Update Rollup 2. Refer to the KB article for details.
Modern Authentication (OAuth) is now supported with email notifications in System Center 2022 Service Manager. For detailed setup info, refer to Configure Service Manager notifications.
Refer to the KB article for details on the issues that are fixed with SCSM 2022 UR2.
Refer to the KB article for details on the issues that are fixed with SCO 2022 UR2.
We are committed to delivering new features and quality updates with UR releases at regular cadence. For any feedback and queries, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.