SCVMM: Patching Your Hyper-V Host (PART 2)

You can use the built-in baselines if you want. Edit the baseline and here you can add/remove updates.

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In my example, I will create a new one:

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Type the name of your baseline:

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Now select updates you want to apply. Here, my Hyper-V host OS is Windows Server 2016:

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Next, you can select the assignment scope. On which Hyper-V hosts the baseline will be applied:

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Click Next. Note the « View Script » button which is for PowerShell Addict! VMM gives you the PowerShell code to perform this task using PowerShell.

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Click finish to create the baseline.

Hyper-V Host Compliance

Your baseline is ready. Now let’s examine the Host’s compliance.

Navigate to: Fabric -> All Hosts and select your host.

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Here, we can see the new baseline previously created in « Unknown » state because no scan have been performed yet. Right click on your host and select « Scan« .

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After scanning my host, VMM indicates « Non compliant« .

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Now, right click on the Hyper-V and select « Remediate »

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In the new dialog box, click « Remediate » to patch the host.

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I work as a System Engineer, based in Switzerland with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 7 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSA: Windows Server 2012" and "Administering & Deploying SCCM" certified.