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Friday, September 9, 2011

Upgrading VMM 2008 R2 SP1 to VMM 2012 RC

 

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Well, the time has came to upgrade VMM 2008 R2 SP1 to VMM 2012 RC. You probably has heard that VMM 2012 has officially release as Release Candidate (RC) .

To download and know more on the latest changes, click

EVALVHD – Click here

Install package – Click here

Let start your journey to upgrade VMM 2012 RC to start enjoying the entire cool features which we have recently presented during Microsoft Tech-Ed New Zealand 2011.

Let walk through on some common scenario on the upgrade.

Pre-requisite:-

  • 1. WAIK for Windows 7.
  • 2. Minimum SQL Server 2008 with SP2
  • 3. Minimum Windows Server 2008 R2
  • 4. .Net Framework 3.5.1
  • 5. WinRM
  • 6. SQL Command Line Utilities

Note (apply to all scenario):-

  • Perform full backup on VMM and SQL before perform upgrade.
  • Close VMM Console & VMM Command Shell. No running jobs, patching and restart VMM Server before upgrade.
  • Remove integration with SCOM
  • Remove integration with Vmware
  • Make sure VMM Library is running Windows Server 2008 (minimum)
  • Remove Virtual Server 2005 R2. It no longer supported in VMM 2012.
  • Uninstall older version of WAIK and Install WAIK for Windows 7.

Scenario:-

a) Upgrade VMM 2008 R2 SP1 when database is SQL Server 2008 with SP2

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  • Follow above NOTE
  • Upgrade VMM components

Upgrading Video (Scenario A):-

Upgrade VMM 2008 R2 SP1 to VMM 2012 RC from Yoong Seng Lai on Vimeo.

 

b) Upgrade VMM 2008 R2 SP1 when using SQL Express 2005.

Upgradeexpress VMM2012

  • Follow above NOTE
  • Uninstall VMM Server with retain data
  • Uninstall Administrator Console and Self Service Portal
  • Uninstall WAIK
  • Uninstall SQL Express with retain database
  • Install SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition
  • Install WAIK
  • Attach the VMM Database using SQL Studio
  • Install VMM Server, Administrator Console and Self Service Portal with using existing VMM Database
  • Select Upgrade VMM Database
  • Upgrade Hyper-V Host with latest VMM Agents

Good luck on your upgrading process…

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