Update Rollup 6 for System Center 2016 #LTSC is Now Available #SysCtr #SystemCenter #SCVMM #SCDPM #SCOM

Hello folks,

I am glad to share with you that Microsoft just released Update Rollup 6 (UR6) for System Center 2016 Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC).

Please find the description for each component that are fixed in System Center 2016 UR6 including the bugs that are fixed in System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager, and System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager.

System Center 2016 components that are fixed in Update Rollup 6 are the following:

 Virtual Machine Manager (KB4463450 & KB4463451):

You can obtain and install the update package from Windows Update directly, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), or you can go to the following websites and manually download the update packages from the Microsoft Update Catalog:

The issues fixed in this update are the following:

  • Virtual Machine (VM) performance data for CPU Average and Assigned Memory displayed in the console is not reliable.
  • VMs that have the same computer name are created when you try to create multiple VMs by using the # wildcard character in the name.
  • VMM Run As accounts that are used for host management require Interactive logon rights. Interactive logon is no longer required.
  • VM templates sometimes cannot be created from Gen-1 VMs through Windows 10 and Windows Server, version 1709 64-bit editions.
  • Adding a storage device by using an SMP provider through the VMM UI fails.
  • New-SCVirtualMachine PowerShell cmdlet does not honor the specified value set for  DynamicMemoryMinimumMB  when you create a VM.
  • Simultaneous migrations of VMs that are connected to HNV version 1 VM networks cause network disconnection.
  • SCVMM does not update host SMBIOS ID property after a BIOS update.
  • VMM UI crashes when the physical disk is removed from storage pool if pool classification is not set.
  • Host Refresh takes a long time after you upgrade VMM 2016 to Update Rollup 5.
  • Selecting clouds while scoping a user role does not work as intended if the scroll bar is enabled in the details pane.
  • Bare Metal Deployment fails on hosts that have converged NICs.
  • If you elect not to limit the bandwidth that’s available for Remote Access Gateway connections that are managed by SDN in the SCVMM UI, the available bandwidth is set to a default value.
  • The VMM console does not open or takes a long time to open if you log on as Administrator or if you use the Delegated Administrator user role.
  • “PRO Dynamic Memory VM Pressure” alerts are generated for VMs that have static memory that’s hosted on Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V servers.

VMM 2016 Update Rollup 6 also supports VMware ESXi 6.5 hosts.

After you download and install Update Rollup 6, VMM version will be updated to 4.0.2413.0 as well as the agent version on the managed Hyper-V host.

The following PowerShell script will help you to automate the VMM agent update on all your Hyper-V hosts.

Data Protection Manager (KB4456327)

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

KB4456327 Update Rollup 6 for System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager. After you download and install Update Rollup 6, DPM version will be updated to 5.0.375.0 as well as the agent version on the protected machine.

This update includes a large number of fixes as follows:

  • Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) missing during mount or unmount operations.
  • VHD mount or unmount takes a long time to finish.
  • Data Protection Manager performance is decreased because of multiple update agent jobs.
  • Data Protection Manager console crashes while recovering data from online recovery points.
  • Data Protection Manager crashes when you move protected clients to another disk.
  • Data Protection Manager System State and Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) fails intermittently for multiple servers.
  • Indefinite looping occurs for consistency check jobs for Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) on a virtual machine (VM) because of I/O errors.
  • Update Rollup 5 for Data Protection Manager 2016 cannot enumerate SQL Server 2017 Availability Group databases for protection.
  • Data Protection Manager 2016 Update Rollup Agent causes a restart of the protected server.

You can download DPM 2016 Update Rollup 6 manually from here. And check the great features introduced in SCDPM 2016.

Note: Updating DPM 2016 server to Update Rollup 6 requires restart.

Operations Manager (KB4459897)

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

KB4459897 Update Rollup 6 for System Center 2016 Operations Manager.

Orchestrator (KB4465567)

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

KB4465567 Update Rollup 6 for System Center 2016 Orchestrator.

The issues fixed in this update are the following:

  • Configuration of “Get Service Status” is not saved after a check-in.
  • “Write to Database” activity does not work if TLS 1.2 is enforced.
  • Send platform event activity does not log the event after you upgrade to UR5 and the SCO database is reconfigured.

Service Provider Foundation

There are no updates to Service Provider Foundation in Update Rollup 6.

Service Manager

There are no updates to Service Manager in Update Rollup 6.

Service Management Automation

There are no updates to Service Management Automation in Update Rollup 6.

How to obtain and install Update Rollup 6 for System Center 2016?

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

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

Note: If you are following System Center under Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) release cycle, you will NOT receive Update Rollups. You can find information about the release channels here.

Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) is the System Center 2016 release chain, and Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) are the Current Branches (CB).

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-Charbel Nemnom-

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Charbel Nemnom is a Cloud Solutions Architect and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), totally fan of the latest's IT platform solutions, accomplished hands-on technical professional with over 17 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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