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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Applying System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 Update 2

 

Microsoft has released UR2 for VMM 2012 R2 last week and it is time for us to apply the update. [UR2 date April, 21 2014]

Before

As a pre-caution before applying an update, do remember to

1. Backup VMM database.

  • Use DPM to backup VMM database
  • Use VMM console to backup the db. Click on Settings | Select Backup

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Use Powershell
Backup-SCVMMServer -Path "C:\Backup"

2. If VMM is resides on a virtual machine, remember to create a checkpoint first so you can revert if anything happen.

Use Powershell
Checkpoint-VM –Name (VM name)

Ready to apply UR2 – On VMM Management Server & Console

1. Download UR2 from here

2. Open command prompt with an administrator right

Apply KB2932926 first
msiexec /update kb2932926_vmmserver_amd64

Next, apply KB2932942
msiexec /update kb2932942_AdminConsole_amd64

On VMM Database Server

Note:- get the sql script from here.
1. Open SQL Server Management Studio.

2. Open New Query,paste the sql script & execute the script to VMMDatabase

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3. Restart the VMM Server

After

1. Open VMM Console, navigate to Fabric and notice that Hyper-V Host status indicated “Need Attention”. You need to update the VMM agent

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The VMM version is 3.2.7510.0

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Right click the host and select Update Agent

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Once updated, the version of VMM agent is 3.2.7634.0

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