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Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2022 is Now Available

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In this article, we will share with you all the new features and components that were fixed and introduced in System Center 2022 Update Rollup 1.

Introduction

Hello folks,

I am glad to share with you that Microsoft just released Update Rollup (UR1) for System Center 2022 at the end of 2022.

Last April, Microsoft released System Center 2022, and after nearly 8 months, this is the first update rollup that Microsoft released for System Center 2022.

Update Rollup 1 is currently available for Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), Data Protection Manager (DPM), and Operations Manager (OM).

You can find the description for each component that is fixed in System Center 2022 UR1 including the new features that are included in Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2022 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), System Center 2022 Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) UR1, and System Center 2022 Operations Manager (SCOM) UR1.

The components that are fixed in System Center 2022 Update Rollup 1 are the following:

Virtual Machine Manager 2022 UR1

➡(KB5019202 & KB5019203)

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

The UR1 update has a significant payload for VMM 2022, you can find the issues fixed below (around 9 bugs fixed and functionality updates):

  1. After installing the UR patch, the Agent Version in the VMM Server view is not updated correctly for a Highly available VMM environment.
  2. VMM console crashes with “OutOfMemoryException” due to orphaned checkpoint data.
  3. V2V migration fails as free space is calculated for an incorrect Cluster Shared Volume.
  4. The “Add-SCVMNetworkGateway” job takes a long time to complete.
  5. For SCVMM SCOM integration, SCOM VMM Run As Account distribution is now set to More Secure.
  6. Upgrading host agent in VMM 2022 RTM intermittently fails.
  7. For dual-stack VM, the NAT rule for one of the IPs fails after the VM refresher.
  8. A substantial number of WMI calls during Create or Update VM with a large number of vNICs.
  9. Unable to create Azure Profile in VMM 2022 RTM.

Improvements and new features in SCVMM 2022 UR1:

  • Smart Card login can be used with Enhanced Session Mode in SCVMM Console.
  • Discover Arc enabled SCVMM from the VMM console. “Arc-enabled SCVMM” that enables hybrid management of virtual machines from Azure.
  • Azure Stack HCI 22H2 support is added.
  • VMware Vsphere 7.0 and ESXi 7.0 support is added.
  • 64 virtual networks are supported for Windows Server 2019 or later.
  • SR-IOV support for Network Controller managed NICs.
  • SQL 2022 Database support is added to SCVMM 2022 RTM & later versions.

You can run the following PowerShell script that will help you to automate the VMM agent update on all your managed Hyper-V hosts and clusters.

# Get SCVMM Admin Account 
$AdminAccount = Get-SCRunAsAccount -Name 'SCVMM Admin'

# Get Current SCVMM Agent Version
foreach ($VMMHost in (Get-SCVMMManagedComputer)){ 
    Get-SCVMMManagedComputer | FT ComputerName, AgentVersion -AutoSize 
}

# Update SCVMM Agent 
foreach ($VMMHost in (Get-SCVMMManagedComputer)){ 
    Update-SCVMMManagedComputer -VMMManagedComputer $VMMHost -Credential $AdminAccount -RunAsynchronously 
}

# Confirm SCVMM Agent Version
foreach ($VMMHost in (Get-SCVMMManagedComputer)){ 
    Get-SCVMMManagedComputer | FT ComputerName, AgentVersion -AutoSize
}

Data Protection Manager 2022 UR1

➡(KB5019645)

This UR update has a significant payload for DPM 2022, you can find the issues fixed below (around 12 bugs fixed and functionality updates):

  1. Restoration of Hyper-V VMs fails when ISO is attached.
  2. Recovering a VMware disk that has a disk excluded recovers all disks.
  3. DPM expects registry entry to work over IPv6. DPM can now work seamlessly in a mixed IP environment.
  4. Unable to use port 587 for sending DPM alerts and reports via SMTP.
  5. DPM 2022 agent silent installation with /q switch doesn’t close the terminal automatically.
  6. Restoring clustered Hyper-V VMs doesn’t honor the original configuration file location, and prevents the restored VM from starting.
  7. Adding a new client to the protection group fails even when enough space is available.
  8. Long-term backup to Tape crashes DPM with Null ShadowCopy error.
  9. DPM crashes on restore to the original location if DPM Agent is not installed.
  10. When installing DPM 2022 Remote Administration, PowerShell ISE fails to load add-ons.
  11. Hyper-V item level recovery fails due to mounting timeout.
  12. The “Set-DPMDatasourceDiskAllocation” command does not work for volume migration.

Improvements and new features that were introduced in SCDPM 2022 UR1:

  • Support for SQL Server 2022: DPM 2022 UR1 adds support to both protect SQL Server 2022 instances as well as use SQL Server 2022 as the DPM Database.
  • DPM SQL Self-Service Recovery Tool: DPM’s Self-Service Recovery Tool was removed from DPM 2022 RTM. In DPM 2022 UR1, Microsoft added back DPM SQL Self-Service Recovery Tool. You can now continue to configure self-service recovery permissions for your Database Administrators through the DPM console.
  • Support for O365 SMTP: DPM 2022 UR1 supports Office 365 without a relay agent. For receiving notification alerts and reports over email, you can now use and configure port 587 in addition to port 25 for secure SMTP with DPM 2022 UR1. You can use Office 365 SMTP server: smtp.office365.com on ports 25 and 587 to configure email for alerts and reports. If you use Office 365, make sure to use the username and password for Office 365 instead of the domain user as shown in the figure below.
DPM 2022 UR1 Supports Office 365 SMTP
DPM 2022 UR1 Supports Office 365 SMTP
  • End of Support for vSphere 6.0: vSphere 6.0 has reached the end of general support as documented by VMware on their documentation. DPM 2022 UR1 and later don’t support backups for VMware VMs on vSphere 6.0. If you want to use DPM to protect your workloads running on VMware, then make sure to upgrade to newer vSphere versions.

Download 5019645 Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2022 Data Protection Manager.

To learn more about System Center Data Protection Manager and Microsoft Azure Backup, I highly encourage you to check my recently published book here.

Operations Manager 2022 UR1

Operations Manager 2022 UR1 supports SQL Server 2022.

For problems fixed in UR1 and the installation instructions for UR1, see the KB article below to obtain the specific installation instructions for each component.

➡ (KB5020318)

Download 5020318 Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2022 Operations Manager.

It’s worth mentioning that Azure SCOM Managed Instance is finally available in public preview!

SCOM managed instance
SCOM managed instance

The SCOM managed instance is a service that provides SCOM functionality on Azure and it can be used to monitor all your workloads, whether on-premises, in Azure, or in any other cloud service. It is a PaaS Service that takes away the pain of infrastructure monitoring and allows you to monitor all your workloads, wherever they are running.

The primary difference to regular SCOM is, there’s no more Management Server or SQL infrastructure for you to manage. The performance is much better due to the back-end computing power of Azure. All existing XML Management Packs (MPs) should work fine in SCOM Managed Instance, so no need to re-tune MPs again.

Check it out at the marketplace and start creating a SCOM Managed Instance deployment.

Create SCOM Managed Instance
Create SCOM Managed Instance

The SCOM Managed Instance allows you to monitor your workloads whether they are running on-premises or in Azure using a PaaS-like SCOM service hosted in Azure.

System Center Orchestrator 2022

There are no updates yet to System Center Orchestrator (SCO) 2022 in Update Rollup 1.

Service Management Automation 2022

There are no updates to Service Management Automation 2022 in Update Rollup 1.

Service Provider Foundation 2022

There are no updates to Service Provider Foundation 2022 in Update Rollup 1.

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

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-Charbel Nemnom-

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Charbel Nemnom
Charbel Nemnom is a Senior Cloud Architect, Swiss Certified ICT Security Expert, Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He has over 20 years of broad IT experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems with extensive practical knowledge of complex systems build, network design, business continuity, and cloud security.

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