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Updates! Updates! SCVMM, Hyper-V, Cluster

Updates! Updates! SCVMM, Hyper-V, Cluster

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There are many updates for SCVMM and Hyper-V. Some are required just following product install, others are provided to offer greater functionality. Some updates/hotfixes address issues that may constitute a headache for you down the road. I'll list everything I know and provide recommendations. This post will change over time as new updates and issues arise. If you find a hotfix or update that you think should be posted here, please let me know. Include the environment conditions (Windows version, etc) and what the update addresses. Here's to being proactive!


Article Ratings  

     A – Required by product to operate correctly

     B – Resolves known issues

     C – Adds Functionality

     JJ – Get it. This is on my short list when working with customers.


A – SCVMM – Hyper-V

956589  Description of the Hyper-V update for issues that may occur when you manage the Hyper-V role on the 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008 by using SCVMM;EN-US;956589



956774  A Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) client cannot handle files that have paths that contain the volume GUID in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista;EN-US;956774



958124  A wmiprvse.exe process may leak memory when a WMI notification query is used heavily on a Windows Server 2008-based or Windows Vista-based computer;EN-US;958124



954563  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;EN-US;954563



955805  Certain applications become very slow on a Windows Server 2008-based or Windows Vista SP1-based computer when a certificate with SIA extension is installed;EN-US;955805


B – JJ – SCVMM | P2V

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


B – JJ – Hyper-V | VSS

956697  Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V VSS writer is not used during a backup job because of corrupted or invalid virtual machine configuration files;EN-US;956697


B – Hyper-V | VSS

959978  Error message when you back up a Windows Server 2003-based virtual machine on a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V-based computer: "GetWriterStatus FAILED for Selected writer [Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer], writer is in state [9] [VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_FREEZE]";EN-US;959978


B – Hyper-V |SCVMM

957967  Stop error message on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that has the Hyper-V role installed: "STOP 0x0000001A";EN-US;957967


B – Cluster | Hyper-V

957311  Recommended hotfixes for Windows Server 2008-based server clusters;EN-US;957311


B – JJ - Hyper-V | Drive Letters

958184  Virtual machine backup operations fail in Windows Server 2008 when Hyper-V virtual machine files are saved on a volume that is mounted on a failover cluster by using a volume GUID;EN-US;958184


B – Hyper-V | Cluster

958065  You cannot configure a Hyper-V virtual machine by using Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering when the virtual machine uses a storage device that is managed by a third-party clustered file system or a third-party replication solution;EN-US;958065


C – Hyper-V | Cluster

951308  Increased functionality and virtual machine control in the Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Management console for the Hyper-V role;EN-US;951308




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