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System Center 2019

Last updated: December 15, 2020

The Microsoft System Center 2019 products are suitable for the management of physical and virtualized IT environments. With the integrated and automated management solutions, you get dynamic IT with reduced costs. Nothing has changed in terms of licensing and, like Windows Server 2019, the servers will continue to be licensed according to cores.

Client management licenses are available for other managed devices such as desktop operating systems. These are licensed according to OSE or users.

System Center 2019 licensing and pricing

System Center licenses are available for the managed devices (servers or desktops) needed. Management Server or the SQL technology that had to be licensed separately in the previous version are included as standard in System Center 2019.

Server management licenses (ML) Standard or Datacenter are required for managed devices with a server operating system (OSE - Operating System Environment). The two server management licenses already contain all individual System Center products. You cannot book these individually.

Devices with a desktop operating system are managed with the Client Management Licenses (ML). With System Center 2019, in contrast to System Center 2016, there are only client management licenses as individual products and no suite.

Authorized to manage a server of up to 2 virtual machines, provided all cores on the hardware are licensed. Suitable for environments that do not have many virtualized servers. All System Center products are included.

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To manage Desktops (not servers) with operating systems. The System Center products Service Manager, Orchestrator Server, Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager and Endpoint Configuration Manager are licensed individually according to OSE or user.

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System Center product family

  • Virtual Machine Manager: Provision and management of virtual machines even in heterogeneous environments
  • Endpoint Configuration Manager (ECM): Configuration management for the Microsoft platform. Improves the possibilities of control when observing company compliance guidelines. Formerly System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
  • App controller: Connects private and public cloud environments with a uniform interface for the provision, management and configuration of new services for applications.
  • Service Manager: Enables the integration of users, workflows and information into the processes in the data center through standardization.
  • Operations Manager: Provides an overview of the managed data centers and insight into the private and public cloud infrastructure. Applications and infrastructure are also monitored to ensure the performance and availability of critical applications.
  • Data Protection Manager: Enables the data backup of servers, private cloud, clients or applications on different media, such as hard disk or tape drive (e.g. backup of VMs under vSphere).
  • System Center Orchestrator / Service Management Automation: Integrates the definition of processes and process automation.
  • Endpoint Protection: Protects against viruses and other malware

System Center 2019 editions comparison

EditionData centerdefault
Operating system environments (OSE)Unlimited2
Endpoint Configuration Manager
Data Protection Manager
Endpoint Protection
Operations Manager
Service manager
Virtual Machine Manager
Licensing modelCore licensing (min. 16 cores) and client management licensesCore licensing (min. 16 cores) and client management licenses

What's new with System Center 2019

  • Server 2019 support: Exchange Server 2019, Windows Server 2019, SharePoint Server 2019 are supported
  • Support for hybrid environments with Azure and Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)
  • New releases in the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC): Microsoft is discontinuing the semi-annual releases of Semi-annual Channel (SaC).

Features with System Center 2019

Storage Spaces Direct
Setting up hyper-converged infrastructures in which Hyper-V hosts provide a storage pool based on internal server drives.
Extended HTML support in SCOM
HTML5 dashboards can be expanded using your own widgets. Sending email notifications in HTML format is also supported.

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