Patching the Fabric with SCVMM 2012

 

Update Catalog and Baselines, first we need WSUS..

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You can install WSUS on Windows 8 by selecting the WSUS role:

 

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After doing post deployment config, configure WSUS. Restart the server. I have restarted the service several times but I was getting an error saying that WSUS console 3.0 SP2 needs to be installed.

Go to Fabric, select Update Servers, add your new WSUS server.

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well… I cannot continue with Windows 8 beta. Scratch all Smile start with 2k8r2 as a base for VMM.

OK. Time to cont… w/2k8R2

After adding WSUS to update server, updates starts showing up

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By default there are two baselines that includes security and critical updates and they have no assignments:

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To create a new baseline, you need to select create icon on the ribbon (right clicking on that node does not work Smile)

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Baseline can be managed using

  • new-scbaseline
  • set-scbaseline mybaseline –addupdates $updates etc

To use default baselines, assignment needs to be added:

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Then the status can be viewed and hosts can be scanned, and remediated:

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In WSUS you will see a new container:

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From compliance properties, update list can be seen and exemptions can be created (select the update, click create"):

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Bulent Tolu

Bulent Tolu

Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware
Bulent is an IT professional with Master's in MIS and 10-years of experience in broad range of Information Technologies. He is exposed to engineering/architecting, implementation/integration, and administration of various high-available IT systems and infrastructure. He has a passion to continually research, test and evaluate new technologies and follow industry best practices to secure and optimize IT systems. Currently, he lives in Istanbul and works as a Sr. Systems Engineer at VMware.
Bulent Tolu

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