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Microsoft Monitoring Agent Requirements and Compatibility

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

System Requirements

ImportantImportant
If you want to use Microsoft Monitoring Agent with Application Insights for Visual Studio Online, you must use Microsoft Monitoring Agent 2013 Update 1 Preview.

Microsoft Monitoring Agent includes many features that each have different requirements:

Infrastructure and Workload Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager

When connected to System Center Operations Manager, the agent calculates the health state of the monitored computers and objects, and then reports back to the management server. The management servers centrally distribute the configuration to agents and store data received from the monitored computers. Management packs installed on the management server control this type of data collected, tasks, and alerts you receive in Operations Manager.

Supported Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2

  • File system: %SYSTEMDRIVE% must be formatted with the NTFS file system.

  • Processor Architectures: x64, x86.

  • Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) version: Microsoft Core XML Services 6.0 is required when installing on Windows Server 2003.

  • Windows PowerShell 2.0 or Windows PowerShell 3.0.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or later.

noteNote
Windows PowerShell is required to run System Center Operations Manager management packs that use PowerShell scripts.

APM with System Center Operations Manager

By using APM with System Center Operations Manager, you can monitor web applications and Windows NT Services written with .NET Framework.

  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008

    Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7

  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.5, IIS 8, IIS 7.5, IIS 7

  • .NET Framework 2.0 and above

  • Processor Architectures: x64, x86

APM with Stand-Alone Monitoring using IntelliTrace log as an output

By using APM with stand-alone monitoring using IntelliTrace logs as an output, you can monitor web applications written with .NET Framework.

  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 

  • Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7

  • IIS 8.5, IIS 8, IIS 7.5, or IIS 7

  • .NET Framework 2.0 and above

  • Windows PowerShell 2.0 or Windows PowerShell 3.0

  • Processor Architectures: x64, x86

APM with Application Insights for Visual Studio Online (supported for preview versions only)

  • Valid Visual Studio online account

  • Windows 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008

  • Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7

  • IIS 8.5, IIS 8, IIS 7.5, IIS 7

  • .NET Framework 3.5 and above

  • Windows PowerShell 2.0 or Windows PowerShell 3.0

  • Processor Architectures: x64, x86

Monitoring of Windows Azure Cloud Services with Application Insights for Visual Studio Online

Compatible Products

System Center:

  • System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

  • System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) – Operations Manager. If you want to use Application Performance Monitoring (APM), you must be running System Center 2012 SP1 UR 4 or later.

  • System Center 2012 – Operations Manager. If you want to use APM, you must upgrade to System Center 2012 SP1 UR 4 or later.

  • System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2. APM is not available in this version of Operations Manager.

Visual Studio:

  • Application Insights for Microsoft Visual Studio Online (for Microsoft Monitoring Agent 2013 Update 1 and later only).

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 (recommended). You can open IntelliTrace logs collected with stand-alone monitoring, Application Insights for Visual Studio Online, and System Center.

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 Update 2 or later. You can open IntelliTrace logs collected with stand-alone monitoring, Application Insights for Visual Studio Online, and System Center.

    noteNote
    When using Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 to view APM IntelliTrace logs, you only see details about exceptions but not performance data. To see complete APM traces, including performance events, use Visual Studio Ultimate 2013.

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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