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Comprehensive list of Hyper-V updates ( 2008, 2008R2 and 2008R2SP1 versions )

February 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Quick note: the recommended for all Hyper-V configurations vs. recommended if you meet the scenario documented in the KB.

  • Recommended updates for all configurations: Required column = Yes
  • Recommended update if you meet the scenario: Required column = Yes, ONLY install if the issue applies to you.

Comprehensive list of Hyper-V updates : Applies To: Windows Server 2008

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd430893(WS.10).aspx

Comprehensive list of Hyper-VR2 updates : Applies To: Windows Server 2008R2

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1349.hyper-v-update-list-for-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

List of Hyper-V Packages Updated After the Release of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) :

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/3150.list-of-hyper-v-packages-updated-after-the-release-of-windows-server-2008-r2-service-pack-1-sp1.aspx

NOTE: For Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V systems with SP1 installed, there are two recommended updates for all configurations:

  • KB2263829 – Hyper-V networking issue that multiple customers hit; This fix is also published on WU.
  • KB2525835 – Security Update

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Running Windows 8 Preview as Hyper-V Windows 2008R2 Virtual Machine

October 13, 2011 Leave a comment

If you are planning to run Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine under your current Hyper-V Windows 2008R2 server, here is an update   that enables the Windows Developer Preview or Windows Server Developer Preview to be hosted in a Hyper-V virtual machine on Windows Server 2008 R2:

Hotfix: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2526776

Without this hotfix you may experience one or more of the following issues:

  • The Windows Developer Preview or Windows Server Developer Preview virtual machine stops responding.
  • The Windows Server 2008 R2 host computer displays a stop error message and restarts automatically. This behavior brings down all other running virtual machines together with the host computer

 

Validate SCSI Device Vital Product Data (VPD) test fails after you install W2008 R2 SP1

June 22, 2011 Leave a comment

If you found this error :” Failed to get SCSI page 83h VPD descriptors for cluster disk
<number> from <node name> status 2″ after applying SP1 to your W2008R2 cluster, Microsoft has released a fix for it.

The List Potential Cluster Disks storage validation test may display a warning message that resembles the following: “Disk with identifier <value> has a Persistent Reservation on it. The disk might be part of some other cluster. Removing the disk from validation set”

The  hotfix resolves an issue in which the storage test incorrectly runs on disks that are online and not in the Available Storage group.

More details:

You configure a failover cluster that has three or more nodes that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

You have cluster disks that are configured in groups other than the Available Storage group or that are used for Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).

These disks are online when you run the Validate SCSI Device Vital Product Data (VPD) test or the List Potential Cluster Disks storage validation test

More info : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2531907

 

Hotfixes for SCVMM 2008 R2

January 4, 2011 1 comment

Hi

Here is the recommended hotfixes for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

Recommended updates for the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Server and Admin Console

2308590 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2308590) Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package: September 14, 2010

982523 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982523)   Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Admin Console hotfix rollup package: June 8, 2010

Windows Server 2008 – Recommended updates for Microsoft Hyper-V Server and for the VMM server

The following list applies only to systems that are running Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1

954563 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954563)   Memory corruption may occur with the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1

955805 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955805)   Certain applications become very slow on a Windows Server 2008-based or Windows Vista SP1-based computer when a certificate with the SIA extension is installed

956774 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956774)   A Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) client cannot handle files that have paths that contain the volume GUID in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista

958124 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958124)   A wmiprvse.exe process may leak memory when a WMI notification query is used heavily on a Windows Server 2008-based or Windows Vista-based computer

The following list applies to systems that are running Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2

968936 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968936)   A rollup hotfix package for Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering WMI provider

970520 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970520)   The Wmiprvse.exe process creates a memory leak on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 if you remotely monitor this process by using the WMI interface on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP

971244 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971244)   Windows Remote Management (WinRM) does not accept HTTP authorization requests that are larger than 16 KB on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

971403 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971403)   The “Win32_share” WMI class cannot enumerate file shares or create file shares on a node in a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster

To see a list of recommended Hyper-V updates for Windows Server 2008 and for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd430893(WS.10).aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd430893(WS.10).aspx)

Windows Server 2008 – Recommended updates for Hyper-V Failover Cluster nodes

957311 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957311)   Recommended hotfixes for Windows Server 2008-based server clusters

Windows Server 2008 R2 – Recommended updates for Microsoft Hyper-V Server and for the VMM server

981314 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981314)   The “Win32_Service” WMI class leaks memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 and in Windows 7

981845 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981845)   The Windows Remote Management service stops responding in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

To see a list of recommended Hyper-V updates for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff394763(WS.10).aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff394763(WS.10).aspx)

Windows Server 2008 R2 – Recommended updates for Hyper-V Failover Cluster nodes

974930 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974930)   An application or service that queries information about a failover cluster by using the WMI provider may experience low performance or a time-out exception

980054 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980054)   Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2008 R2-based server clusters

Recommended updates for Windows Server 2003 systems that have Virtual Server installed

936059 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936059)   An update is available for the Windows Remote Management feature in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP

Recommended updates that should be applied to Windows 2000 systems before a P2V is performed

834010 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/834010)   A deadlock occurs when a program that uses WMI calls the LoadLibrary() or the FreeLibrary() function in Windows 2000

843527 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/843527)   The Win32_SCSIController WMI class cannot obtain SCSI controller information after you install the MS04-011 security update

892294 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892294)   A WMI event notification query does not detect a user permissions change on Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003

More info : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2397711

Enhances the performance of the Cluster WMI (MSCluster) calls by SCVMM

December 15, 2010 Leave a comment

 
The cluster team is constantly trying to optimize VMI performance, and this especially true for Hyper-V and SCVMM integration.

If you are using SCVMM or WMI,  Microsoft Cluster Team recommend installing the following hotfix on all cluster nodes which enhances the performance of the Cluster WMI (MSCluster) calls by SCVMM: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974930

(Thanks to Symon Perriman)