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Hyper-V RTM and SCVMM 2008 RTM: Hyper-V host ‘needs attention’

Hyper-V RTM and SCVMM 2008 RTM: Hyper-V host ‘needs attention’

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So, you’ve deployed Hyper-V, downloaded all the latest Windows Updates for your hosts, finished with the reboots, and you’re all set to install System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to more effectively manage those Hyper-V hosts.

So, you go ahead, download the evaluation of SCVMM 2008, install the SCVMM 2008 Server Components, then the Admin Console, and the Self-Service Portal should you want that too – so far so good, no problems, too good to be true?

SCVMM 2008 fires up, you’re logged into the Admin Console, but you’ve no hosts, so you import your up-to-date Hyper-V hosts into the console, and all goes well, except, you’re hosts have a little yellow triangle next to them, with a ‘Needs Attention’ message.  If you go into the host’s properties, status tab, under Virtualisation Service Version Status, you’ll see that the status isn’t up-to-date and that there is an upgrade available!  What’s that about!!?

Well, there are a couple of updates that need to be applied to the Hyper-V hosts for SCVMM 2008 management:

They’ll require a reboot (just one!), so be prepared for that.

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