What's new in Service Management Automation

This article provides the new features supported by System Center 2019 - Service Management Automation (SMA).

What's new in SMA 2019

The following sections provide information about the new features/feature updates supported in SMA 2019.

Support for PowerShell 4.0+

Earlier versions of SMA supported PowerShell V2.0. PowerShell V2.0 did not support some scripts and users had to apply workarounds. SMA 2019 supports PowerShell V4.0 to resolve this issue.

Support for SQL 2017

SMA 2019 supports SQL 2017 for fresh installation.

Support to TLS 1.2

To ensure secure communication, SMA 2019 supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2. For information about how to set up, configure and run your environment to use TLS 1.2, Read this article.

Bug fixes

This release of SMA contains all the bug fixes shipped until the Update Rollup 5 of SMA 2016.

Note

No features were introduced in SMA 1807.

Note

The following features/feature updates were introduced in SMA 1801. It provides a number of bug fixes to improve the performance.

This release of SMA contains all the bug fixes shipped until the Update Rollup 1 of SMA 2016, along with added support for TLS 1.2 Protocol. Read this article for more information about how to set up, configure, and run your environment to use TLS 1.2.

This build should be used for validating the SMA integration scenarios with other System Center components included in the 1801 release.

This article provides the new features supported by System Center 2022 - Service Management Automation (SMA).

What's new in SMA 2022

The following sections provide information about the new feature(s)/enhancements updates supported in SMA 2022.

Improved reliability of SMA jobs

With improvements made in Sandbox lifecycle management, we’ve improved the overall reliability of jobs run in SMA. See release notes for the details of the improvements done.

Support for PowerShell filters

With SMA 2022, PowerShell filters are supported in PowerShell script and workflow Runbooks. Earlier, PowerShell filters worked only when imported from PowerShell modules (.psm1).

Important

This version of Service Management Automation (SMA) has reached the end of support, we recommend you to upgrade to SMA 2022.

SMA includes the features that are introduced in SMA 1801, there are no additional features included. Learn about the features introduced in 1801.

Important

This version of Service Management Automation (SMA) has reached the end of support, we recommend you to upgrade to SMA 2022.

This article details the new features supported in System Center 1801 - Service Management Automation (SMA).

What's new in SMA 1801

This release of SMA contains all the bug fixes shipped until the Update Rollup 1 of SMA 2016, along with added support for TLS 1.2 Protocol. Read this article for more information about how to set up, configure, and run your environment to use TLS 1.2.

This build should be used for validating the SMA integration scenarios with other System Center components included in the 1801 release.

This article details the new features supported in System Center 2016 - Service Management Automation (SMA).

What's new in SMA 2016

SMA 2016 added the following features.

Support for PowerShell script

SMA 2016 supports PowerShell Script in addition to PowerShell Workflow, which was the only runbook format supported in previous versions. Learn more.

PowerShell ISE add-on

The SMA PowerShell ISE add-on makes it easier to author and test your runbooks in your local PowerShell ISE environment. Learn more.

Specify a runbook worker

By default, SMA randomly picks a Runbook worker to service a job when a Runbook is invoked. SMA 2016 adds a property to a runbook that specifies a particular runbook worker on which it should run. Learn more.

Support for PowerShell 5.0

SMA 2016 supports Windows Management Framework 5.0.

PowerShell ISE add-on v1.1

  • You can now designate runbook worker for runbooks from ISE.
  • New columns added for designated runbook and runbook type.

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