Chapter 2. Upgrading from Previous Versions

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Reviewing the upgrade options
  • Checking the VMM system requirements and preparing for the upgrade
  • Upgrading to VMM 2012 R2
  • Reassociating hosts after upgrading
  • Updating the VMM agents
  • Performing other post-upgrade tasks


This chapter is about guiding you through the requirements and steps necessary to upgrade your VMM 2008 R2 SP1 to VMM 2012 R2.


There is no direct upgrade path from VMM 2008 R2 SP1 to VMM 2012 R2. You must first upgrade to VMM 2012 and then to VMM 2012 R2. VMM 2008 R2 SP1-> VMM 2012-> SCVMM 2012 SP1 -> VMM 2012 R2 is the correct upgrade path.

Upgrade notes:

  • VMM 2012 cannot be upgraded directly to VMM 2012 R2. Upgrading it to VMM 2012 SP1 ...

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