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SCOM 2007 R2 still does not support SQL 2008 R2 for existing installations. The latest cumulative update for SCOM (CU#3) was just released November 15 and didn't include support, so you will have a while to wait for a CU to cover it. You may be able to contact Microsoft Support and see if a hotfix is available through that route instead.
Yes, of-course it is safe. There are two possible ways : Upgrade your existing instance : In this case I would suggest you download and follow Upgrade Advisor http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms144256.aspx Installing named instance : Another option is to install a named instance, this way you will have both the instances available - SQL Server 2008 ...
Yes, you glossed over the part where it installs SQL Express ;) 2005 and 2008 can live happily together next to each other. You can only have one default instance of SQL Server, though, so if your SQL 2005 install held the default instance then it's probably been upgraded by the 2008 install. You can run the SQL 2005 installer and reinstall SQL 2005. ...
From this link and this link it seems the official saying is it's not supported but there are couple of workarounds given if you would like to go that route. However it seems there is now official way to do so, which I found out by digging it for you: Blog and Microsoft KB And I could swear I saw somewhere on CU3 installation tips that upgrade is now ...
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