Yesterday Microsoft released some patches for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. In this wave Microsoft also included some fixes for Hyper-V and also updated the Integration Services to a new version.
Old Hyper-V Integration Services Version: 6.2.9200.16384
New Hyper-V Integration Services Version: 6.2.9200.16433
To check which version is installed in your virtual machine you can use Windows PowerShell: Get Integration Services Version of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machines.
So if you are running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 virtual machines or later don’t forget to update your Hyper-V Integration Services on those virtual machines. If you are running Windows Server 2012 virtual machines you can normally patch those via Windows Update or WSUS to get the latest Hyper-V integration services.
If you run Windows Server 2012 Cluster Aware-Updating you can us the Self-Service update feature to patch your Hyper-V Cluster automatically.Tags: Hyper-V, Integration Services, Microsoft, Patch Tuesday, patches, Virtual Machine, Virtualization, VM, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012 Last modified: November 14, 2012
Hi thomas, thanks for your great blog and Posts. i cam across your Integration services update post.
we have several 2012r2 hyper-vm’s.
I guess it s best practice to update the Integration services?, i just update my management server through Windows update and then mounted the vmguest.iso and installed the new Integration services. Is this the way do it? or can i automate this Task in any way? Do you know how frequent These update are released?
Thanks alot, cheers from bümpliz adrian
Yes in 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2 Integration Services should be updated and should match the host version. And yes this is basically the way to go. There is also a possibility to update the integration services using System Center Virtual Machine Manager. To be honest I wouldn’t invest much time in automating this process. First in 2012 R2 we didn’t get a lot of Integration Service updates (2-3 I think in 3 years). The thing I would do ist to build a new VM Template with the latest patches and Integration Services. Btw Starting with 2016 Microsoft will deliver Integration Services as Windows Updates directly to the VMs, so there won’t be a need for the vmguest.iso anymore.
thanks alot for your info about the update. i have created a new template with the latest patch.