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Offline Patching Of VMM Templates with VMST or SCCM 2012 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I've just spent a few hours unsuccessfully trying to patch my Generation 2 VM Templates. I am in an enterprise environment with an Enterprise Agreement. I've found two issues.

    VMST - This tool no longer seems to be supported last version is 2012 RTM Will not install on R2

    SCCM only updates VHD's - This tool only updates VHD's which can't be generation 2 

    What's everyone doing to work around this?

    Thanks

    Brad


    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:36 PM

Answers

  • The article is pointing you towards Service Management Automation - not the Orchestrator itself.

    SMA is a component located on the Orchestrator setup. You will not use the Runbook designer in order to create runbooks. You can either use the powershell module to exectute runbooks, or better - integrate the endpoint with Windows Azure Pack to really start to leverage it.

    For more information about SMA, check out this brilliant whitepaper: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Service-Management-fcd75828

    -kn


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:08 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hello,

    I've just spent a few hours unsuccessfully trying to patch my Generation 2 VM Templates. I am in an enterprise environment with an Enterprise Agreement. I've found two issues.

    VMST - This tool no longer seems to be supported last version is 2012 RTM Will not install on R2

    SCCM only updates VHD's - This tool only updates VHD's which can't be generation 2 

    What's everyone doing to work around this?

    Thanks

    Brad


     Have worked this out for myself you need to use orchestrator:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/07/orchestrated-vm-patching.aspx

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 2:50 PM
  • The article is pointing you towards Service Management Automation - not the Orchestrator itself.

    SMA is a component located on the Orchestrator setup. You will not use the Runbook designer in order to create runbooks. You can either use the powershell module to exectute runbooks, or better - integrate the endpoint with Windows Azure Pack to really start to leverage it.

    For more information about SMA, check out this brilliant whitepaper: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Service-Management-fcd75828

    -kn


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:08 PM
    Moderator