Upgrading Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 to SP1 on a single server will all the roles

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 SP1 (SCVMM/VMM) came out the end of March 2011.  I had some time so I decided to upgrade from my lab VMM 2008 R2 server to SP1. 

The first thing I did was to download the ISO from Technet.  I was complexed because VMM R2 SP1 came out a month ago but it wasn’t on Technet.  It took me a while to notice I was only displaying 32-bit software.


Once I changed the dropdown to show all it magically appeared!  I guess at one point in time on that server I wanted to display 32-bit software only and it kept that setting. 


It’s a 3 GB file so it took a while to download but I got it.


I started Setup.exe and got the typical SC setup screen. 


The first thing I did was to click the VMM VMM Configuration Analyzer option just to make sure things still look good in my environment.  It took me to a webpage to download it. 


I guess it’s the same as the 2008 R2 version because when I ran it it gave me the option to Repair.  I canceled it the install.


Since it looks like it’s the same I ran it from my start menu since it was already installed.


The report is below and expected it since I don’t have OpsMgr in my lab environment.


I went back to the setup screen and ran VMM Server.

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I had to accept the agreement.


It found the VMM Server, VMM Admin Console, and VMM Self Service Portal on my lab server.


I didn’t use a different set of credentials because the account I’m using logged on has access to the SQL Server DB.


Installing VMM server SP1.





Installing VMM Administrator Console SP1.



Installing VMM Self-Service Portal SP1.





Opening up the admin console you can see SP1 is installed.


Just remember you’ll have to install the SP on other Admin consoles and other Self-Service Portals if you have them on other servers/workstations in your environment.  There’s talk about having to refresh your host, library, and other things but since all my VMM stuff is on a single server I didn’t have to do any of that. 



Technet: Upgrading to VMM 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 from VMM 2008 R2

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