System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection support for Azure Virtual Machines
This article introduces the support policy for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection to manage server software in the Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine environment (infrastructure-as-a-service).
Original product version: Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
Original KB number: 2889321
Supported scenarios and features
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later versions and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection SP1 or later versions support two specific scenarios to manage server software in the Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine environment.
The following table lists the scenarios and supported Configuration Manager features in each scenario.
|Supported scenarios||Supported Configuration Manager features|
|Use an existing on-premises Configuration Manager infrastructure to manage Azure Virtual Machines that are running Windows Server or Linux.||For Windows Server:
|Set up a single stand-alone primary site in the Azure Virtual Machine environment to manage Azure Virtual Machines that are running Windows Server or Linux in the same virtual network.
The all-in-one, stand-alone primary site is a single Azure Virtual Machine that runs all required site system roles and Microsoft SQL Server locally without using any remote site systems or roles.
|For Windows Server:
The following Linux distributions are endorsed for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines in the supported scenarios:
- Canonical Ubuntu 12.04
- OpenLogic CentOS 6.3
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
The Linux-based virtual machines must be running version 22.214.171.12448 or later versions of the Linux client for Configuration Manager.
For more information about the endorsed Linux distributions for Azure Virtual Machines, see Endorsed Linux distributions on Azure.
For more information about supported Microsoft server software in the Azure Virtual Machine environment, see Microsoft server software support for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines.
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