upgrading OS version

David Zemdegs 1,491 Reputation points

We are running SCOM 2016 on Server 2012 R2. To migrate to SCOM 2019, we need to upgrade the OS version to Server 2016. Can I just do an in place upgrade of the OS version or is there some article that describes issues with upgrading OS version when running SCOM 2016?
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  1. Leon Laude 85,491 Reputation points

    Hi @David Zemdegs ,

    It is both possible and supported by Microsoft to perform in-place upgrades, the recommended approach though is to always perform a clean install (new installation).

    I have done several in-place upgrades without any issues for various of SCOM versions, what I would recommend is to only perform one (1) in-place upgrade, so for example Windows Server 2012 R2 -> Windows Server 2016. If you are performing more than one, for example Windows Server 2012 R2 -> 2016 -> 2019, the risk of corruption or any other issues may get a lot higher, so I would avoid that.

    So in the end it will be a decision entirely up to you, but yes an OS in-place upgrade is possible but it may higher the risks of corruption or any other weird side-effects, what you also might need to check is your SQL Server version, that it is also supported.


    (If the reply was helpful please don't forget to upvote and/or accept as answer, thank you)

    Best regards,

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  1. System Center guy 681 Reputation points

    As per Leon mention, SCOM 2016 supports in-place migration of windows server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016.


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