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VMM 2012 R2 Upgrade what effect on DPM 2012 SP1 ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    We have an environment running DPM 2012 SP1, VMM 2012 SP1 and SCOM 2012 SP1. I'm not that familiar with DPM but we are planning to upgrade VMM and SCOM to R2 but will not upgrade DPM yet. 

    Will DPM continue to function? Is there any integration on DPM to VMM or SCOM  and how can we check that?


    Monday, October 13, 2014 7:42 AM

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  • Hi,

    Microsoft has an upgrade order in which the components of System Center should be upgraded:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/de-de/library/dn521010.aspx

    You should stick to the upgrade order, otherwise it might be possible that you see some unforseeable effects.

    In your case you should upgrade DPM first, then SCOM, then VMM.

    From just an application standpoint. DPM will be still working. If you use DPM to backup Hyper-V data directly via VMM (VMM tells DPM where to find the Hyper-V Machine), then you will definetely loose the ability to backup Hyper-V machines.

    If you are working with a DPM agent inside the Hyper-V machines, then DPM will continue to work.

    But as stated in the beginning: 
    If you want to avoid problems, stick to the upgrade order.

    Monday, October 13, 2014 8:31 AM
  • There is only DPM agent inside a few VM's.

    How can I check if there is any VMM integration?

    Monday, October 13, 2014 9:04 AM
  • You can do that with DPM Powershell and the CmdLet Get-DPMGlobalProperty.

    Also there is a VMM Helper Service on your backup server that should be running if you use the VMM integration.

    Here is a blog article about the VMM integration into DPM. It is about 2012SP1 but nevertheless still valid for R2:
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2013/04/24/sc-2012-sp1-dpm-windows-2012-vm-mobility-uninterrupted-data-protection.aspx

    Monday, October 13, 2014 9:11 AM