Update Rollup 10 For System Center 2012 R2

New rollup for System Center 2012 R2 is available. It brings improvements and fixes for VMM, DPM , SPF and Azure Pack. You can install them by Windows Update or download manually using the links below (see each component article to obtain specific installation instructions)

Name LINK
Data Protection Manager https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3143871
Orchestrator
Operations Manager
Service Manager
Service Provider Foundation https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3147172
Virtual Machine Manager https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3147167
WAP https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3158609
WAP Web Sites

The following issues are fixed in Windows Azure Pack:

  • Windows Server 2016 only: Support for Encryption Supported VMs. Windows Server 2016, Virtual Machine Manager and Service Provider Foundation provide support for Encrypted Supported VMs, now WAP provides support for the three type of VMs in Windows Server 2016: regular VMs, Shielded VMs, and Encryption Supported VMs.
  • Windows Server 2016 only: Fix to incorrect Format of volume Signature in PDK File downloaded through WAP.
  • When a tenant updates a VM Size, the Hardware Profile ID is passed along to the SPF/VMM Virtual Machine Update event, allowing custom runbooks to change other properties as necessary.
  • Fix to Virtual Network property labels in the Quota page. The quotas for “Site-to-Site VPN” and “External IP addresses” labels in the Admin Portal VM Resource Provider are misleading because they read “per network.” They actually are “per subscription.”
  • Fix: When you update the VM Cloud Resource Provider, a duplicate Port setting is added leading ManagementOData to fail and return an error message that reads, “An item with the same key has already been added.”
  • Ability for the tenant user to add a network adapter to a VM while the VM is running. In UR 9.1 and previous versions, new NICs could be added only after the VM was stopped.
  • Ability for the WAP Admin to include a SQL Server into multiple availability groups for HA configurations.
  • Ability for the WAP Admin to include a server that’s running Microsoft SQL Server into multiple availability groups for HA configurations.
  • Ability for the WAP user to enable the “Always On” feature of WAP websites.

For VMM please see the “Known issues from previous update rollups” and do workarounds if some mentioned issues take place

Update Rollup 8 For System Center 2012 R2

List of all newly released updates/KBs for SC 2012 R2 products

Some new VMM features have been added :

  • Support for SQL Server 2014 SP1 as VMM database
  • Support for VMWare vCenter 6.0 management scenarios
  • Ability to set quotas for external IP addresses
  • Support for quotas for checkpoints
  • Ability to configure static network adapter MAC address during operating system deployment
  • Ability to deploy extended Hyper-V Port ACLs
  • Support for storage space tiering in VMM

Use the following links to get more information about fixed issues and new functionality brought by UR8:

 Name  LINK
 Data Protection Manager https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3086084
 Orchestrator https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3096381
 Operations Manager https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3096382
 Service Manager
 Service Provider Foundation https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3096384
 Virtual Machine Manager https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3096389
 WAP https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3096392
 WAP Web Sites