SCVMM Comprehensive Updates

emergency light There are many updates available for SCVMM and the technologies it manages. Staying up to date can be difficult. There is a tool, the VMMCA, that will check the configuration and updates installed on the SCVMM Server and any Hosts specified and produce a simple report. This covers a great number of required updates. Now, how about all the updates that have been released since the VMMCA was last released? This article lists all of the updates the VMMCA already checks for as well as those that you will have to verify on your own. I’ll note that there is another post on this blog that explains how to check for updates across many computers automatically, given that firewall settings are as they should be. That post can be found here.

Updates the VMMCA already verifies

Install on the SCVMM Server

Install on SCVMM Hosts

Hyper-V updates for SCVMM Hosts

Failover Cluster Management updates for SCVMM Hosts

New updates, not verified by the VMMCA

I do not have these broken down by installation location as in the above list. I’ll try to get this sorted out. In the meantime, here are the technologies affected and what OS and SCVMM versions they apply to. Mike is the other guru locating these updates. Be sure to visit his site as well. We use these with our support customers on a daily basis to resolve issues. If it will install on your system, install it!

936059    An update is available for the Windows Remote Management feature in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP

WMI - Win2008, SP2   
968936    Memory corruption may occur with the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1

WMI - Win2008, SP2   
971403    A rollup hotfix package for Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering WMI provider

WMI - Win2008, SP2   
970520    The Wmiprvse.exe process creates a memory leak on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 if you remotely monitor this process by using the WMI interface on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP

WMI - Win2008R2   
974930    An application or service that queries information about a failover cluster by using the WMI provider may experience low performance or a time-out exception

WMI - Win2008R2   
981314    The "Win32_Service" WMI class leaks memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 and in Windows 7

Hyper-V - Win2008R2   
981618    The computer stops responding or restarts during the Hyper-V Live Migration process in Windows Server 2008 R2

P2V - Win2000   
834010    A deadlock occurs when a program that uses WMI calls the LoadLibrary() or the FreeLibrary() function in Windows 2000

P2V - Win2000, 2003   
892294    A WMI event notification query does not detect a user permissions change on Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003

P2V - Win2000   
843527    The Win32_SCSIController WMI class cannot obtain SCSI controller information after you install the MS04-011 security update

P2V - SCVMM2008   
959596    Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 update to address physical to virtual (P2V) issues

P2V - SCVMM2008   
971816    Using P2V together with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 may fail with error 3154 (0x8099319E) or error 13252 (0x809933C4)

VMM Rollup - SCVMM 2008R2   
976244    Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package: November 10, 2009

VMM Rollup - SCVMM 2008R2   
978560    Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package: February 9, 2010

Other - SCVMM2008R2   
976246    When you remove a virtual hard disk from a virtual machine in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, the .vhd file on the Hyper-V server is deleted without warning


This article is clearly a work in progress, and will be updated as regularly as needed. If you are experiencing any issues with SCVMM, or simply want to prevent them… install these updates. They matter. Thanks!




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