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Single point of failure removed, mostly – SCOM 2012

In the upcomming version of System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012 Beta, the single point failure is removed.

There is not more Root Management Server. All management servers are equal to each other.

Really? Almost.
There is still a RMS, called RMS – Emulator.

If you can think of the old days of NT4,  and the concept of PDC and BDC, SCOM was working the same way till 2012.
Now it is more than Active Directory. The PDC is avaliable for older systems and some special things, called PDC-Emulator.

So the SCOM Team did it the same way. They decided to bring the RMS back as emulated version to keep the backward compatibility.
Management packs that rely on the RMS role, for example the exchange 2010 one, can be used without any restrictions.

And there are some new cmd-lets for the powershell to managed this old/new role:
Get-RMSEmulator and Set-RMSEmulator.
Also it is shown in the windows computer view, who has the role of RMS-E at the moment.