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 961983 971244
Install on SCVMM Hosts 950050 956589 956774 958124 954563 955805
Hyper-V updates for SCVMM Hosts 952247 956697 957967 958184 959978 971677
Failover Cluster Management updates for SCVMM Hosts 951308 958065
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!
WinRM-Win2003 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!