What’s new with SP1 for VMM 2008 R2

Posted by sumeethevans on March 3 2011, 6:50 AM. Posted in System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

As you all know that SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 just gone RTM adding two new virtualization capabilities: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX

How do I upgrade from SCVMM 2008 R2 to SP1?

Pretty simple, just 4 steps to upgrade

  • Backup VMM Database
  • Launch setup and follow the Upgrade Wizard
  • Repeat on each box [Console, Self-Service Web Server, Operations Manager Server]
  • Remove, then import new PRO Management Pack in Operations Manager
  • R2 Agents are supported in SP1, no need to re-deploy agents to Hosts and Library Servers
  • Upgrade the Integration components on all the VMs.

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VMM 2008 R2 SP1 will take the virtualization management to a whole new level and is scheduled to be released within 30 days of SP1 released by the Windows Server Team. So we can expect it sometime next month.

I hope this post was of some help for those who are expecting VMM to be able to manage Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX on multiple hosts from a single console instead of managing it locally using Hyper V manager on each box.

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