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Software Requirements for System Center 2012 - Service Manager

Updated: May 22, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

This topic describes the software requirements for Service Manager in System Center 2012, System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager. Where applicable to a specific Service Manager version, items are noted accordingly.

Software Requirements

All software requirements for System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager are listed at System Requirements for System Center 2012 R2.

All software requirements for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) are listed at System Requirements for System Center 2012 SP1.

The software requirements for System Center 2012 – Service Manager with no service pack are the same as System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, except that System Center 2012 – Service Manager is not supported on Windows Server 2012 or where noted. Additional requirements and related information is shown in the following table and sections.

noteNote
The Service Manager management server and data warehouse management server must be installed on the 64-bit edition of the Windows operating system. The Service Manager console can be installed on both the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows.

Service Manager 2012 with no service pack is supported on SQL Server 2008 R2 without a service pack, however it is not supported with SQL Server 2012. Service Manager 2012 SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager require SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later.

Software requirements table

Service Manager management server

In addition to the System Requirements for System Center 2012 R2, the Service Manager management server requires:

  • ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client or SQL Server 2012 Native client

  • Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable, which is available with the Service Manager media. For more information, see How to Install the Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable Security Update in the Deployment Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager.

Data warehouse management server

In addition to the System Requirements for System Center 2012 R2, the data warehouse management server requires:

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client or SQL Server 2012 Native client

Service Manager or data warehouse databases

In addition to the System Requirements for System Center 2012 R2, the Service Manager or data warehouse databases require:

  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

  • The SQL Server and Analysis Services collation settings must be the same for the computers hosting the Service Manager database, data warehouse database, analysis services database, and Reporting Services database.

  • For Service Manager in System Center 2012 SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager: SQL Server 2012 Analysis Management Objects, which are part of the SQL Server 2012 Feature Pack, are required regardless of the SQL Server version that you use

  • For System Center 2012 only: SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Management Objects

Service Manager console

In addition to the System Requirements for System Center 2012 R2, the Service Manager console requires:

  • Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable, which is available with the System Center 2012 – Service Manager media. For more information, see How to Install the Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable Security Update in the Deployment Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager.

  • You must have Microsoft Excel 2007 or later installed in order view OLAP data cubes on the computer running the Service Manager console.

  • ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2. *

  • For Service Manager in System Center 2012 SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager: SQL Server 2012 Analysis Management Objects are required regardless of the SQL Server version that you use

  • For System Center 2012 only: SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Management Objects

Self-Service Portal: Web Content Server

In addition to the System Requirements for System Center 2012 R2, the Self-Service Portal Web Content Server requires:

  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 with IIS 6 metabase compatibility installed.

  • A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate can be used on the IIS server that hosts the Self-Service Portal.

  • For Service Manager in System Center 2012 SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager: SQL Server 2012 Analysis Management Objects are required regardless of the SQL Server version that you use

  • For System Center 2012 only: SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Management Objects

Self-Service Portal: SharePoint Web Parts

One of the following versions of Microsoft SharePoint:

  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010

  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for Internet Sites Enterprise

  • If your Service Manager database uses SQL Server 2012, then you must have Service Pack 1 or later applied to your SharePoint 2010 installation.

Software requirements for SharePoint Web Parts for the Self-Service Portal are based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 specifications. For more information, see Hardware and Software Requirements (SharePoint Server 2010).

You must install the English language pack in non-English SharePoint installations so that the Self-Service Portal installs correctly.

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Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are supported on the server hosting the SharePoint Web Parts with SharePoint 2010 SP2.

SharePoint 2013 is not supported on the server hosting the SharePoint Web Parts.

Excel Services in SharePoint Server 2010

Excel Services in SharePoint Server 2010 is required for hosting dashboards for advanced analytical reports. For more information about installing and configuring Excel Services, see Configure Excel Services for a BI test environment.

Computers accessing the Self-Service Portal

All Self-Service Portal web console requirements are listed at Self-Service Web Console Support

SQL Server Reporting Services

In a deployment topology where the computer hosting SSRS is not on the same computer that hosts the data warehouse management server, you have to add Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Reporting.Code to the global assembly cache. For more information, see Manual Steps to Configure the Remote SQL Server Reporting Services in the Service Manager for System Center 2012 Deployment Guide.

* For more information about the ADO.NET Data Service Update, see ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008

To download trial software of the English versions of either Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition or SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, see SQL Server 2008.

To download SP1 for SQL Server 2008, see SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1.

To download the trial software for the English version of SQL Server 2008 R2, see SQL Server 2008 R2.

To download Service Pack 1 for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, see Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

Use the following configuration with SQL Server 2008 SP1:

  • SQL Server full-text search: Full-text search must be selected during installation on the computers running SQL Server that will host the Service Manager and data warehouse databases. For more information about FTS, see SQL Server 2008 Full-Text Search: Internals and Enhancements.

  • SQL Server configured to use case-insensitive databases.

  • Service Account configured in accordance with your organization’s requirements.

  • The SQL Server Reporting Services (MSSQLSERVER) service, configured and running. For more information about how to configure the MSSQLSERVER service, see How to: Verify a Reporting Services Installation.

  • For this release, make sure that you use the same collation in SQL Server and Analysis Services on the computers that host the Service Manager database, the data warehouse database, and the analysis services database. For more information about SQL Server collations, see Using SQL Server Collations.

If your SQL Server installation is using the default collation (SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS), a warning message appears, stating that the collation is not one of the supported collations for Service Manager and that an unsupported collation can cause unpredictable behavior in multilingual environments.

CautionCaution
Support for languages other than English in Service Manager is not possible when you are using the collation SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. If later you decide to support multiple languages using a different collation, you have to reinstall SQL Server. There are no issues with using the SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS collation with the English-only installations of Service Manager. SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS is supported despite the warning message in setup. It is generally used for installations where the Service Manager databases will share a SQL Server instance with other System Center components which must be installed on SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. If Service Manager will be installed on its own SQL Server instance, it is recommended to use the newer and more complete collation Latin1_General_100_CP1_CI_AS. For more information about language support, see Language Support for System Center 2012 - Service Manager.

You can define the collation when you install SQL Server. During Setup, on the Server Configuration page, click the Collation tab, and then click Customize for both the Database Engine and Analysis Services entries.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

To download trial software of the English versions of Microsoft SQL Server 2012, see the SQL Server 2012 Trial page on the Microsoft web site.

Other considerations for SQL Server 2012 are similar to SQL Server 2008. For more information about SQL Server, see Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

SQL Server Reporting Services

When you install SSRS, select the option to install the native mode default configuration. For more information, see Considerations for Installing Reporting Services.

Do not use the same SSRS instance that you are using for Service Manager with any other System Center components.

SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) is required for Service Manager.

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is required for running Service Manager. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is included with the Service Manager installation media.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4

The Self-Service Portal for Service Manager consists of two parts, a web content server and SharePoint Web Parts. The web content server requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4. To download .NET Framework 4, see Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Web Installer).

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

The Self-Service Portal for Service Manager consists of two parts, a web content server and a SharePoint website. You must install SharePoint Web Parts on a computer that hosts SharePoint Server 2010. A link to download SharePoint Server 2010 is on the Service Manager Prerequisites page in Setup, or you can download an evaluation copy of SharePoint Server 2010 at Download Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

ImportantImportant
You must install the English language pack in non-English SharePoint installations so that the Self-Service Portal installs correctly.

Windows PowerShell 2.0

Windows PowerShell 2.0 is required for Service Manager. You enable Windows PowerShell 2.0 in Windows Server 2008 using Service Manager. For more information see How to: Enable Windows PowerShell

Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Management Objects

For Service Manager in System Center 2012 SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager: The Service Manager console requires Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Management Objects (AMOs), which are part of the SQL Server 2012 Feature Pack, so that it can work with SSAS. Microsoft AMOs are also required for the web content server (part of the Self-Service Portal). Two different setup files are available for installing Microsoft AMOs, based on the microprocessor architecture that you are using, as indicated in the following list:

For System Center 2012 only: The Service Manager console requires Microsoft Analysis Management Objects (AMOs) so that it can work with SSAS. Microsoft AMOs are also required for the web content server (part of the Self-Service Portal). Three different setup files are available for installing Microsoft AMOs, based on the microprocessor architecture that you are using, as indicated in the following list:

Internet Information Services

When you install the IIS role, you must select the ASP.NET, Basic Authentication, and Windows Authentication options.

Operations Manager

Service Manager has the capability to import alerts and configuration items from your Operations Manager 2007 environment. You must have Operations Manager 2012, Operations Manager 2007 SP1, or Operations Manager 2007 R2 installed to work with Service Manager.

ImportantImportant
You cannot use Operations Manager 2007 SP1 to monitor Service Manager management servers. You must use Operations Manager 2007 R2 or Operations Manager 2012.

If you plan to install both Service Manager and Operations Manager 2007 in the same environment, see Operations Manager Considerations in System Center 2012 - Service Manager.

You can create a data mart for Operations Manager.

Configuration Manager

Service Manager can import configuration items from your Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 environment. You must have Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, Configuration Manager 2007 R2, or Configuration Manager 2012 installed to work with Service Manager.

Network Requirements

In Service Manager, you can view external content from within knowledge articles. To view external content, computers that host the Service Manager console must have Internet access, either directly or through a proxy server.

SMTP Server

You must have access to a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server to use the Notification feature and for incident creation through email.

Windows Safe Mode

Service Manager does not operate and the services used by Service Manager do not start if Windows Server 2008 is running in safe mode. If you attempt to start the Service Manager services manually while in safe mode, the services fail to start and an error is written into the event log.

See Also

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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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