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Howto: Update SCVMM 2008 to SCVMM 2008 R2

Update from Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to Micorsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is pretty simple. Yesterday I updated the SCVMM on our environment.

  1. Copy the SCVMM 2008 R2 on the Server
  2. Start the Setup.exe
  3. Install VMM Server, the installer check that this is an update of an existing installation
  4. System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Update After updating the VMM Server you have to install the new VMM Administrator Console and the new Self-Service Portal if needed.
  5. The installer of the VMM Administrator Console and the VMM Self-Service Portal will first uninstall the old version and then install the new version.
  6. After installing the SCVMM 2008 R2 you have to check for Windows Updates
  7. After a rebooting the SCVMM Server you have to push the new Agent Update to the Virtual Host Servers
  8. Now you are done

Whats new in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2:

  • Support for Live Migration
  • Hot addition/removal of Storage
  • New optimized networking technologies
  • Cluster Shared Volumes
  • SAN migration
  • Expanded Support for iSCSI SANs
  • Storage Migration
  • Rapid Provisioning
  • Support for third party CFS
  • Support for Veritas Volume Manager
  • Added Maintenance Mode
  • Support of disjoint domains
  • Use of defined port groups with VMware Virtual Center
  • Queuing of Live migrations
  • Host Compatibility checks

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