Upgrading SQL Server (Operations Manager Upgrade)
Upgrading to System Center 2012 – Operations Manager requires Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1, SQL Server 2008 R2, or SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 for the operational database, data warehouse database, and Audit Collection Services (ACS) database. If your servers do not support this upgrade, you have to add new servers and move your SQL Server databases from the old servers to the new servers. For more information, see Supported Configurations for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager.
For more information about how to move your System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 databases, see:
For more information about how to upgrade a database, see: