System Center Upgrading

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Upgrading to System Center 2016:

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Prerequisites

  • Windows Azure Pack
    • The below is assuming your system is NOT integrated with Windows Azure Pack under the pre-upgrade system.
  • SQL Server
    • The below is assuming that your System Center envirotment is not using "stand alone" SQL installed on the individual SC servers; they are all using a seperate SQL server / cluster.
  • Account info
    • You will need the account names for the users running the servers, their PC names, and the SQL user names for each SC subsystem

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Upgrade sequence

The below chart is from here

Product Version required
Orchestrator System Center 2012 R2 with UR8 or later
Service Manager System Center 2012 R2 with UR9 or later
Data Protection Manager System Center 2012 R2 with UR9 or later
Operations Manager System Center 2012 R2 with UR9 or later
Virtual Machine Manager System Center 2012 R2 with UR9 or later
Service Management Automation System Center 2012 R2 with UR7 or later
Service Provider Foundation Update Rollup 9 or later

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Versioning

The links below also have links to the KBs for downloading updates:

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Orchestrator

System Center Orchestrator Upgrade to System Center 1801 - Orchestrator

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Service Manager

Your SCSM version needs to be at Update Rollup 14 for 2012 R2 to upgrade to SCSM 2016.

Upgrade to System Center 1801 - Service Manager

Determining Version number:

  • Open Service Manager Console
  • Click Help
  • Select "About Service Manager"
  • You will see the main "Microsoft System Center 2012", it may have "R2"
  • See Product version

Find on the below chart:

Build Number KB Release Date Description
7.5.3079.0 SCSM 2012 R2 RTM
7.5.3079.61 KB2904710 2014 April 23 SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 2
7.5.3079.148 KB2962041 2014 July 29 SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 3
7.5.3079.236 KB2989601 2014 October 28 SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 4
7.5.3079.315 KB3009517 2015 February 10 SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 5
7.5.3079.367 KB3039363 2015 April 28 SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 6
7.5.3079.442 KB3063263 2015 July 28 SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 7
7.5.3079.504 KB3063263 2015 August Fix for SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 7
7.5.3079.507 KB3063263 2015 November 10 SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 8 (Self Service Portal only)
7.5.3079.571 KB3129780 2016 January 26 SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 9 (withdrawn)
7.5.3079.601 KB3129780 2016 February 8 SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 9 v2(withdrawn)
7.5.3079.607 KB3129780 2016 February 17 SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 9 v3
7.5.3079.768 KB4024037 2017 November 28 SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 14


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Data Protection Manager

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Operations Manager

Upgrading System Center Operations Manager

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Virtual Machine Manager

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Service Management Automation

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Service Provider Foundation

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References

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