Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 is Now Available #SysCtr #SystemCenter #SCVMM

Hello folks,

I am glad to share with you that Microsoft just released the Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2.

Please find the description of the components that are updated in System Center 2012 R2 UR8 and the new features that are added for Virtual Machine Manager particularly:

Virtual Machine Manager (KB3096389):

a) Support for VMware vCenter 6.0 Management Scenarios.
b) Support for SQL Server 2014 SP1 as VMM Database (this support excludes deploying Service Templates by using SQL Server 2014 SP1 as SQL profile type).
c) Support for considering Quotas while creation of Checkpoints through Windows Azure Pack.
d) Ability to set Quotas for External IP Addresses through Windows Azure Pack (WAP).
e) Ability to configure static network adapter MAC address during bare metal Operating System deployment.
f) Ability to deploy extended Hyper-V Port ACLs (PowerShell only), please refer to the step by step article for more details, with this functionality, you can:
1. Define ACLs & their ACL Rules.
2. Attach the ACLs created to VM Network, Subnets or Virtual Network Adapters.
3. Attach the ACL to a Global ACL for all Virtual Network Adapters.
4. View & Update ACL Rules configured on the vNIC from within VMM.
5. Delete ACL Rules.
g) Support for Storage Spaces Tiering in VMM (Please refer to the step by step article for more details).

See the following Knowledge Base article for details about these fixes and installation instructions: 3096389 Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.

Components that are fixed in update rollup 8:
Data Protection Manager

See the following Knowledge Base article for details about these fixes and installation instructions:

3086084 Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager

Operations Manager

See the following Knowledge Base article for details about these fixes and installation instructions:

3096382 Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

Orchestrator

See the following Knowledge Base article for details about these fixes and installation instructions:

3096381 Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

Service Reporting

There are no updates to this component in update rollup 8.

Service Provider Foundation

See the following Knowledge Base article for details about these fixes and installation instructions:

3096384 Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 Service Provider Foundation

Windows Azure Pack

See the following Knowledge Base article for details about these fixes and installation instructions:

3096392 Update Rollup 8 for Windows Azure Pack

Windows Azure Pack Websites

There are no updates to this component in update rollup 8.

How to obtain and install Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2?

Please see each KB article above to obtain specific installation instructions for each component.

Warning! Please remember to try the update first in a dev/test environment before you install them in production!

Cheers,
/Charbel

About Charbel Nemnom 310 Articles
Charbel Nemnom is a Microsoft Cloud Consultant and Technical Evangelist, totally fan of the latest's IT platform solutions, accomplished hands-on technical professional with over 15 years of broad IT Infrastructure experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize performance of mission-critical enterprise systems. Excellent communicator adept at identifying business needs and bridging the gap between functional groups and technology to foster targeted and innovative IT project development. Well respected by peers through demonstrating passion for technology and performance improvement. Extensive practical knowledge of complex systems builds, network design and virtualization.

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