System cCnter Unified agent, as instalable Windows Server feature..
Unify All the System Center Agents (virtual machine manager, SCOM, etc) in one solution (for example: SC unified Agent) .Integrate the System Center Agent as a Windows Server Feature (like .Net, BITS and the like).
Miguel Guarachi commented
THIS!!, i dont see a competition problem (as long as u can uninstall it, or its an ready to install optional feature)...
The pain in the A** that is to install, configure, monitor and configure so many agents that work in different ways, use different ports, is unnecessary as all of SC its licensed as a whole....
Terry Wrennall (Black V) commented
Maybe not bundle them in the OS, but please please make a unified agent, so I don't have to install DPM agent OM agent, VMM agent, etc etc etc
Should have managment/unified agent, that DPM/OM/VMM/etc add to
Andrew T commented
Doubt we will see any Microsoft agents bundled in with the OS - I give it about 10 minutes t for the competition to start working on a lawsuit for un-competitive behavior ;)
Imagine that ease of management, rigth now we have to deploy agents for SCOM,SCVMM, SCDPM, and so on...and everyone of those uses diff ports and kirks.
Having 1 Unified agent would be a godsend.
Even if you dont want to ship it inbox (as Ned points out) , a single MSI would suffice
"Systems Center" seems more like a marketing scheme than an actual technology platform. We run Ops Mgr 2012 and Config Mgr 2012: Both are set up to be "Active Directory integrated" but that means different things to each, and neither is actually aware of the other unless you explicitly configure it -- clearly they don't actually use AD to discover information about each other.
Each has it's own agent and sets up its own services on clients; they share no binaries and have different prerequisites. We have separate installation packages for each. It's just one more thing to have to manage.
I would love to see a single agent covering all System Center apps (I voted for this), but it seems like the platform has a lot of maturing yet to do.
HI Alvaro. Can you tell us more about what specific problem this solves for you? That might help other readers vote and support. Shipping a first party management app built into the OS itself is not something we typically do, for a variety of reasons.