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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

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Managing fabric updates in VMM

A VMM-managed fabric server comprises the following workloads: Hyper-V hosts and host clusters, the VMM library servers, Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE), the Windows Server Update Management (WSUS) server, and the VMM management server.

You can monitor the update status of the servers, scan for compliance, and update all or a set of the server's resources as well as exempt resources from the installation of an update.

You can also orchestrate update remediation on Hyper-V host clusters, in which VMM will place one node of the cluster at a time in maintenance mode and install the updates. If the cluster supports live migration, the Intelligent Placement feature will be used to live-migrate the VMs off the node; ...

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