The Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012 is now available!


The latest version of the VMST has been released! The Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 2012 coincides with System Center 2012 –Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2.

VMST 2012 is designed to help you reduce IT costs by providing a means to service your virtual machines, templates, and virtual hard disks offline with the latest operating system and application patches—without introducing vulnerabilities into your IT infrastructure.This has been a very popular solution accelerator from Microsoft and can be downloaded at the following URL:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30470

You use different features in the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool to update offline virtual machines in a VMM library, a stopped virtual machine on a host, virtual machine templates, and to make updates directly to virtual hard disks (VHDs).

 

Comments (10)

  1. We now advise that you use Orchestrator for offline patching using Service Management Automation. Here are some samples: http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/07/orchestrated-vm-patching.aspx Here’s the runbook: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Orchestrated-Offline-VM-c90492db

  2. I do not know as of now – but I will post once I do.

  3. TheStormXP says:

    When will a version that works with VMM 2012 Sp1 and Windows Server 2012 be available?

  4. jean says:

    Same question above. Only this missing to put it in my private cloud production environment.

  5. fgardel says:

    same question too… maybe in 2014… 🙁

  6. Kirpal Singh says:

    Any update on VMST tool for SCVMM 2012 Sp1 ?

  7. DesertPunkRe5 says:

    Any update on VMST tool for SCVMM 2012 R2?

  8. Dan_Lilley says:

    Any update on forecast for VMST for 2012 R2 and SCVMM 2012 R2?? Really annoying not having this available.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I work with SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) frequently in many different contexts. I even

  10. Anonymous says:

    I work with SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) frequently in many different contexts. I even