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.
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