Maybe I am not the only one getting a little confused by the naming conventions for SCOM now. I have been maintaining current branch for SCOM 2016 1807 at Ignite they announced SCOM 2018 and 1901 so what is the difference between them? Do I have to go to 2019 to use 1901 or it just then next build in current branch? If I just install 1901 assuming that is possible do I lose anything over installing 2019?
2019 is LTSC with all updates from 1801, 1807 and 1901 and 1901 will be current-branch going with semi-annual release.
In the past it could be that there were in 1 year time 4 to 5 update rollups, that we had
to install and could cause a possible downtime of the ‘console’.
Now we know for shure every 10 months, i must update and have only 1 possible downtime.
New features are quicker introduced in current brach maybe not always that propperly tested
in larger environments,… In 1801/1807 the webconsole was much better than 2016 that
also made us change, next to the advicory of an MS PFE.
Squared Up’s page on ‘What’s new in SCOM 2019?’ does a good job of answering this.
Hi / Cześć
I guess this could answer your question. SCOM 2019 and 1901 will be paired to have same options, but then as now – 2019 will be having Update Rollups every 3 months like now, but 1901 will have semi-annual release with new features which 2019 won’t have. But you know – they can change versioning again later on so who cares 😀