Post-Upgrade Tasks When Upgrading to System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

After you have completed the upgrade process to System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Operations Manager, you must perform a number of post-upgrade tasks.

Perform the following tasks when you have completed the upgrade process.

  1. Re-enable the Notification Subscriptions.

  2. Restart or Re-enable the Connector Services (if needed)

  3. Re-enable Audit Collection Services (ACS) on agents that were upgraded

  4. Verify That the Upgrade Was Successful

After the upgrade has finished, use the following procedure to re-enable subscriptions.

To re-enable the subscriptions

  1. Open the Operations console by using an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for the Operations Manager management group.

  2. In the Operations console, in the navigation pane, click the Administration button.


    When you run the Operations console on a computer that is not a management server, the Connect To Server dialog box appears. In the Server name text box, type the name of the Operations Manager management server to which you want to connect.

  3. In the Administration pane, under Notifications, click Subscriptions.

  4. In the Actions pane, click Enable for each subscription listed.

Refer to the third-party documentation for any installed connectors to determine if the connectors are supported for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Operations Manager. If you stopped a connector for any reason during upgrade, restart the service.

To restart a connector service

  1. On the taskbar, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Services.

  2. In the Name column, right-click the connector that you want to restart, and then click Start.

If you had Audit Collection Services (ACS) enabled for an agent prior to upgrade, it was disabled as part of the agent upgrade process. Re-enable ACS as appropriate.

Perform the following tasks to verify that the upgrade was successful.

  • Check the health state of the management servers and agents in the Health Service Watcher state view. In the Administration workspace of the Operations console, ensure that the management servers and agents are healthy. In the Monitoring workspace, check if there are any alerts related to the management group health.

  • Review the event logs of all the management servers for new errors.

  • Sort alerts by the last-modified column to review the new alerts.

  • Check the CPU utilization and disk I/O on your database servers to ensure that they are functioning normally.

  • If the Reporting feature is installed, click Reporting, and then run a generic performance report to ensure that Reporting is functioning correctly.

  • Re-deploy any agents that you uninstalled during the upgrade process.