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Update Rollup 2 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 2.

System Center 2022 UR2

Hello folks,

I am glad to share with you that Microsoft just released Update Rollup (UR2) for System Center 2022 at the end of 2023.

In December 2022, Microsoft released Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2022, and after nearly 1 year, this is the second update rollup that Microsoft released for System Center 2022.

Update Rollup 2 is currently available for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), Data Protection Manager (SCDPM), Operations Manager (SCOM), Service Manager (SCSM), and Orchestrator (SCO).

You can find the description for each component that is fixed in System Center 2022 UR2 including the new features that are included in Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2022 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), System Center 2022 Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) UR2, System Center 2022 Operations Manager (SCOM) UR2, System Center 2022 Service Manager (SCSM) UR2, and System Center 2022 Orchestrator (SCO) UR2.

The components that are fixed in System Center 2022 Update Rollup 2 are the following:

Virtual Machine Manager 2022 UR2

➡(KB5032369 | KB5032370 | KB5032371)

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 UR2 update has a significant payload for VMM 2022, you can find the issues fixed below (around 10 bugs fixed and functionality updates):

  1. DualStack GRE not working.
  2. SCVMM not supporting SQL 2022 Service templates.
  3. VMMService causes UDP port exhaustion and crashes.
  4. Replica VM loses network connection after migration.
  5. Shutting down a VM while the VM Desktop is locked causes the VM to Power off instead.
  6. Subnet VLAN objects cause OutOfMemoryException in the console.
  7. SCVMM 2022 console does not show the host after the host rating calculation.
  8. SCVMM was unable to enumerate the extension’s driver version and driver ID.
  9. SCVMM Mixes Up Max Bandwidth Values for Host NICs with the same name.
  10. SCVMM Console crashes with OutOfMemoryException when maintenance mode is started on hosts.

Improvements and new features in SCVMM 2022 UR2:

Azure Arc blade enhancements
Azure Arc blade enhancements

Related: Extend Azure Arc to System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).

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

# Get SCVMM Admin Account - Replace with your 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 UR2 Refresh

➡(KB5033755)

Note: Update Rollup 2 Refresh for System Center 2022 Data Protection Manager (10.22.197.0) supersedes and fixes the known issues observed in Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2022 Data Protection Manager (10.22.189.0).

Note: You should upgrade to the latest MARS agent (version 2.0.9249.0 or later). If the latest agent is not installed, online backups may fail, and no Data Protection Manager to Microsoft Azure operation will work.

The UR2 refresh update has a significant payload for DPM 2022, you can find the long list of issues fixed below (18 bugs fixed and functionality updates):

  1. Increase timeout of DPM Jobs and mount for online jobs to 30 days from 20 and 14 days respectively to enable backup of multi-TB data sources.
  2. Installing KB5021128 for SQL2016 or KB5021127 for SQL2017 prevents the discovery of SQL databases for protection (was a part of the DPM 2022 UR1 hotfix).
  3. VMware backups fail with VMware Disk SubSystem 0x80990EF1 after applying DPM 2022 UR1 (was a part of DPM 2022 UR1 hotfix).
  4. Hyper-V item-level recoveries fail with ID 958, internal error code 0x80990F4E if the recovery point could not be mounted.
  5. Recovering file data from the online recovery point to the original location marks the replica as inconsistent.
  6. BMR backup creates additional snapshots on the protected server.
  7. Hyper-V backups do not remove .avhdx files that are not required for backup.
  8. Tape Backup of VMware VM does not backup .vmdk disk.
  9. DPM occasionally crashes while enumerating volumes for protection.
  10. DPM storage pool volumes are occasionally marked as missing due to failed WMI queries.
  11. BMR backup sometimes fails with ID 104 – the process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process (0x80070020).
  12. Hyper-V VM recovery fails with ID 104 – an unexpected error occurred while the job was running, an unknown error (0x80041024).
  13. External DPM Server sometimes does not list all protected servers.
  14. Reports email subject and body are not localized.
  15. VMware VM restore fails with an InvalidDeviceSpec error if networking configurations do not match the source virtual distributed switches.
  16. Recovering a VMware VM that has a disk excluded recovers all disks.
  17. DPMSYNC command crashes after a server rebuild when VMware servers are protected.
  18. Hyper-V VM backup and restore failed with ID 60, the protection agent was in an unexpected state, internal error code (0x809909B0).

Improvements and new features that were introduced in the SCDPM 2022 UR2 refresh:

  • Support for item-level recovery from online recovery for VMware and Hyper-V VMs running Windows.
  • Support for VMware vSphere 8.0. Backup of vSphere Data Sets isn’t supported.
  • Fallback to crash consistent backups for VMware VMs.
  • In DPM 2022 UR2, you can now easily view the online recovery points for a particular data source and check their expiry time and soft-delete status. To access this feature, simply right-click on the data source and select List recovery points. This will provide you with a list of all the recovery points for that data source, along with their respective expiration dates.
  • DPM 2022 UR2 now allows stopping protection and retaining data for immutable vaults directly from the DPM console, helping to save backup costs for data sources backed up to an immutable vault. Check immutability support for DPM and MABS.
  • Support for Windows and Basic SMTP Authentication for DPM email reports and alerts. If you have been using Microsoft 365 SMTP with DPM 2022 UR1, you must re-enter the credentials using Basic Authentication.
Local SMTP / Microsoft 365 SMTP configuration in DPM 2022 UR2
Local SMTP / Microsoft 365 SMTP configuration in DPM 2022 UR2

Download KB5033755 Update Rollup 2 refresh for System Center 2022 Data Protection Manager.

Related: System Center Data Protection Manager and Microsoft Azure Backup.

Operations Manager 2022 UR2

➡ (KB5031649)

The UR2 update has a significant payload for SCOM 2022, you can find the long list of issues fixed below:

  • Fixed an issue that was causing hang in SCXOM modules because of the infinite loop due to incorrect usage of GetExitCodeThread in the Thread::Thread class
  • Updated documentation mentioned that domain accounts are not supported for maintenance, which was earlier confusion and was causing SSH errors for customers.
  • Added DISTINCT Keyword to Maintenance Mode Query in StateChangeEventList which improved query time.
  • Fixed an issue that was blocking the virtualization of Candidates Report for several languages.
  • Fixed the issue of RHEL 9.1 not being added to SCOM.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing NullReferenceException when the criteria “Is Empty”.
  • Fixed several Web Console Security Vulnerabilities.
  • Network monitoring fixes and changes for Linux and Unix.

Improvements and new features that were introduced in SCOM 2022 UR2:

  • Discover Azure Migrate, generate Business Case and Assessment through SCOM Console.

Download KB5031649 Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2022 Operations Manager.

Service Manager 2022 UR2

➡ (KB5031648)

The UR2 update for Service Manager 2022 contains the following fixed issues:

  1. The Self-Service Portal My Activities page freezes when the service request user input provided contains an ampersand sign.
  2. The Self-Service Portal Activate Request button fails by design, removing the Activate Request Button from the Service Request.
  3. Service Manager Console crashes when the user cannot add criteria for Request offering.
  4. Service Manager Console crashes when a user tries to group/sort an incident.
  5. Service Manager gets corrupted due to deletion of Primary/Workflow computer object.
  6. Service Manager Console status column causes ambiguity when Configuration Items get into Pending Delete status, adding Status property to the grids in Computer Form / Hardware Tab.

Other improvements in System Center Service Manager 2022 UR2:

Download KB5031648 Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2022 Service Manager.

Orchestrator 2022 UR2

➡ (KB5033099)

The UR2 update for Orchestrator 2022 contains the following fixed issues:

  • Monitoring Activities: In SCO 2022, certain monitoring activities (Monitor Disk Space, Monitor Event Log, Monitor Process, Monitor WMI, and Monitor Service) were experiencing issues, which have now been successfully resolved.
  • The initial load time of the navigation tree on the Web Console was reduced with optimizations made in the API authorization cache. On large SCO instances, the navigation tree would sometimes show only a subset of entries. However, with the optimization, all entries are rendered.

Other improvements and features in System Center Orchestrator 2022 UR2:

  • Web Console Filtering: Users can now take advantage of a powerful filtering system, enhancing their experience in both the job view and instance view.
  • The web API folder now includes the Swagger (also known as OpenAPI spec – Orchestrator.WebAPI-22.1.0.json) describing the API.

Download KB5033099 Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2022 Orchestrator.

Please remember to try the updates 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 with 21+ years of IT experience. As a Swiss Certified Information Security Manager (ISM), CCSP, CISM, Microsoft MVP, and MCT, he excels in optimizing mission-critical enterprise systems. His extensive practical knowledge spans complex system design, network architecture, business continuity, and cloud security, establishing him as an authoritative and trustworthy expert in the field. Charbel frequently writes about Cloud, Cybersecurity, and IT Certifications.
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