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In KB article 2397711 a list of recommended hotfixes is given for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2:
With KB249280 Microsoft issued a new hotfix rollup for Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 that deals with five issues around Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO), mapping of virtual switches to teamed network adapters, V2V to CSV, P2V with Windows Server 2003 and migration of highly available guests between clusters: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2492980
Very likely this is the last rollup before we receive SP1 for SCVMM 2008 R2 which integrates the new Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX functionality found in Hyper-V R2 SP1.
If you’ve configured Windows Update for Windows and other products, you’ll see that the update is ready for installation.
In the following location you can find a complete collection of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 updates. The list is divided into several sections for different configurations:
However it does not make mention of the latest hotfix rollup which appeared recently:
Not an entirely unimportant release! This allows you to put computing, storage and network resources into a dynamic pool and deliver infrastructure as a service. Think of it as your own private cloud in your own computer facility. Integration with the public cloud (Microsoft Azure) and public partner clouds (like Nobel Cloud Services) will be very easy to do.
Quote from the download page:
“Microsoft has released Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal which is a fully supported, partner-extensible solution built on top of Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V and System Center VMM. You can use it to pool, allocate, and manage resources to offer infrastructure as a service and to deliver the foundation for a private cloud platform inside your datacenter. VMMSSP includes a pre-built web-based user interface that has sections for both the datacenter managers and the business unit IT consumers, with role-based access control. VMMSSP also includes a dynamic provisioning engine. VMMSSP reduces the time needed to provision infrastructures and their components by offering business unit “on-boarding,” infrastructure request and change management. The VMMSSP package also includes detailed guidance on how to implement VMMSSP inside your environment.
Important: VMMSSP is not an upgrade to the existing VMM 2008 R2 self-service portal. You can choose to deploy and use one or both self-service portals depending on your requirements.
The self-service portal provides the following features that are exposed through a web-based user interface:
Configuration and allocation of datacenter resources: Store management and configuration information related to compute, network and storage resources as assets in the VMMSSP database.
Customization of virtual machine actions: Provide a simple web-based interface to extend the default virtual machine actions; for example, you can add scripts that interact with Storage Area Networks for rapid deployment of virtual machines.
Business unit on-boarding: Standardized forms and a simple workflow for registering and approving or rejecting business units to enroll in the portal.
Infrastructure request and change management: Standardized forms and human-driven workflow that results in reducing the time needed to provision infrastructures in your environment.
Self-Service provisioning: Supports bulk creation of virtual machines on provisioned infrastructure through the web-based interface.Helps business units to manage their virtual machines based on delegated roles.”
A rollup is available for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 which solves a couple of issues:
Issue 1: A high availability virtual machine with a GPT pass-thru disk is reported is reported as “Unsupported Cluster Configuration.”
Issue 2: When you manage VMware Virtual Center that has distributed switches, the Virtual Machine Manager service (Vmmservice.exe) crashes.
Issue 3: After Quick Storage Migration is completed, the Failover Cluster Management MMC snap-in reports that the VM still uses the old CSV volume.
Issue 4: If a VM is configured with 3 virtual processors, the SCVMM Admin Console crashes.
Issue 5: The settings for the virtual network are incorrect after a Refresh-VMHost cmdlet job is completed.
Additionally an issue with the SCVMM Administrator’s Console is solved:
Issue: If a VM is configured to have 3 virtual processors, the SCVMM Admin Console crashes
KB982522 replaces http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976246 which solved this problem:
“In Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, you remove a virtual hard disk (VHD) from a virtual machine. You expect that the .vhd file is detached from the virtual machine. However, the .vhd file is actually deleted on the Hyper-V server”
A hotfix rollup is now available for System Center VMM2008 R2 which is part of the February 9 update.
List of issues that are fixed
Consider the following scenario:
- A user is a member of the Self-Service User role.
- A new virtual machine is created, and the user is assigned the owner of the virtual machine.
In this scenario, the user cannot connect to the virtual machine by using the Self-Service Portal.
Consider the following scenario:
- A highly available virtual machine is offline.
- Quick Storage Migration is used to move the offline virtual machine to another storage location that is in the cluster.
In this scenario, the virtual machine does not migrate to another node that is in the cluster by using Quick Migration or Live Migration after Quick Storage Migration is used.
VMware virtual machines are not listed in the Virtual Machine Manager console if there are duplicate custom named tags in VMware Virtual Center.
Consider the following scenario:
- A new virtual machine is created, and the owner of the virtual machine is a member of the Self-Service User role.
- While the create virtual machine job is running, a user is added or removed from the Self-Service User role.
In this scenario, the user is not added or removed from the Self-Service User role because the create virtual machine job is running.
This rollup also includes the resolutions that are documented in the following article for a Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package:
976244 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976244/ ) Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package: November 10, 2009
After the hotfix rollup package is installed on the Virtual Machine Manager server, update the VMM agent on the Hyper-V and Virtual Server hosts.
The last time I looked there was only a Trial Version of Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. It is now possible to download the full version of the product from TechNet Plus and MSDN Subcriber Downloads.
If you have previously installed the Trial Version, uninstall VMM2008 R2 with the Retain Data option and reinstall the software. It will only take you a few minutes.
The next stop will be not be until 2011.