VMMUpdate Script to Check if all Hyper-V hosts & SCVMM Server are Up to Date

Jonathan has created a nice script. This script checks witch updates are missing from Hyper-V hosts and SCVMM Server.

What updates?

Updates are regularly released for SCVMM Server, Hosts, and the Admin Console. These updates must be applied to all Hosts no matter how many you have. Updates are also released for technologies SCVMM leverages:

  • Windows
  • Hyper-V
  • Failover Cluster

As well as components SCVMM cannot function without:

  • WinRM
  • BITS
  • WMI
  • VDS
  • VSS

The difficulty is in making sure all systems are fully updated. This is a time-consuming task.

WSUS takes care of this for me…

Not necessarily. There are certain Hotfixes that need to be downloaded manually, but for the most part Windows Update is the key. WSUS is Microsoft’s solution to distributing Windows Updates within an enterprise, and this pulls from Windows Update as well. Unfortunately, rules in WSUS are sometimes set up such that all updates required do not find their way to SCVMM systems. So, there are layers of complexity in keeping systems up to date.

Prevent problems with VMMUpdate

With this script you now or that your Hyper-V hosts & SCVMM Server are up to date.

To download the latest follow the link HERE


System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Monitoring Management Pack

The management pack monitors the health status of System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 and its components. It alerts the admin on critical health state and it provides certain break fix tasks to take corrective actions.

The following alerts are new in this release of the DPM 2010 Management Pack:

  • Backup metadata enumeration failed
  • Agent ownership required
  • Replica allocated and initial replication scheduled
  • Share path changed
  • Duplicate disks detected
  • VHD parent locator fix-up failed
  • Virtual machine metadata enumeration failed
  • VHD parent locator fix-up canceled
  • SharePoint Item Level Catalog failed
  • Backup without writer metadata
  • Customer Feedback opt-in
  • Backup SLA failed
  • Hyper-V Recovery Success
  • Global DPMDB Database Not Accessible alert notification
  • StagingAreaRestore in-progress
  • StagingAreaRestore success
  • StagingAreaRestore partial success
  • StagingAreaRestore failure
  • Auto Instance Protection failed
  • DPM Online Recovery Point creation failures
  • DPM Online Cache volume is missing
  • Partial Backup success
  • Library devices were disabled

You can download the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Monitoring Management Pack HERE