How to create a private cloud step by step with System Center part 9: WSUS Integration with SCVMM


I’ve been quiet for some days now, there is a lot going on with some interesting projects, and I’m getting back to deliver the last parts of the series during the next two weeks, after that I will be working in a cloud monitoring series with some nice features I’ve been delivered the last two weeks with some customers.

I got some feedback from a couple of you regarding how you want the next articles to be shaped, so I’m going to do them a little more graphical, if you have any suggestions please comment.

The firs step is going to be use our SCVMM server as a WSUS too, so let’s login with our SCadmin account and start the installation:

In the server manager go to “Add roles and features”:

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Navigate trough the wizard to the server role page and select Windows Server Update Services:

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Add the required features:

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Continue with all the defaults until you reach the WSUS “Content” page, select a folder in your server to store updates:

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Accept the defaults and confirm the install:

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Wait a few minutes for the installation process and click close.

Now go to the WSUS console in the server manager:

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Launch the post installation tasks from the upper flag in the server manager:

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Right clock in your server name and select “Windows Server Update Services”:

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You will get a wizard:

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Navigate with the defaults trough the wizard until you are in the “Specify proxy Server”,  you will need to connect to the upstream server to continue, click “Start Connecting”:

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Wait for completion and click Next:

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Leave the English default and click Next:

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  • Unselect office products.
  • Select System Center 2012 R2 – Virtual Machine Manager
  • Unselect Windows and just select Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Click Next.

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Select the classifications:

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Select Synchronize Manually:

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Select begin initial synchronization and finish:

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Now go to SCVMM Console –> Fabric.

Right click in update servers and Add Update Server:

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Use the following settings and add:

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Note: If you have a remote WSUS you will need to install the WSUS console in the SCVMM servers.

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In the next post I will show you how the compliance baselines for updates


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