System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Update Rollup 5

Microsoft has released new update for System Center  2012 SP1.

ISSUES that are fixed in this update rollup:

  1. Issues that are fixed in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager 
  2. Issues that are fixed in System Center 2012 Orchestrator 
  3. Issues that are fixed in System Center 2012 Operations Manager 
  4. Issues that are fixed in System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager

Also, was updated Linux/Unix management pack for SCOM

If you are planning to update SCVMM 2012 to SP1 , use my guide:

Upgrading VMM 2012 on Server 2008 R2 to VMM SP1

Notice: you don’t have to install rollup 1 for VMM. just install the latest rollup (rollup 5).You should remove rollup 1 before updating if you have one.

Use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Connection is greyed out #VMM2012SP1

VMM supports local and remote storage (block or file storage). If VMM supports your storage (see “Supported Storage Arrays for System Center 2012 VMM”) you can add one in 4 clicks. Notice some storage devices doesn’t have embedded SMI-S provider. In that case , you need to implement additional “interface” ,called as proxy, between VMM Server and storage device

Typical usage scenarios for storage features in VMM:

  • Assigning and adding storage to hosts or clusters
  • Cluster creation
  • Scale-Out File Server
  • Rapid Provisioning

TIP:Do not install the SMI-S provider on the VMM management server. This configuration is not supported.

Please see technet article to get more information:

I have to add my storage (IBM  Storwize V3700) to VMM. This storage has embedded SMI-S provider , so we need to provide just IP address and account to access device. According with we also need to select the @Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection check box to enable HTTPS for communicating with the SMI-S CIMXML provider. As you see, this option is greyed out for both protocols SMS-S WMI (it is normal) and SMI-S CIMXML.


Resolution: uninstall KB2840632 and KB2833958

wusa /uninstall /kb:2833958 /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:2840632 /norestart


Restart you server and open VMM console. Use SSL option is active now!


Click Next , Import certificate


Click Next


Select your LUNs and create classification for them


Verify that running jobs completed without any errors


That’s all!


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