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Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 Beta

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As VMST 2.1, VMST 3.0 builds on the functionality of VMST 2.1 and adds some new features, which are designed to streamline the process of keeping offline virtual machines, templates and VHDs up-to-date with the latest operating system and application updates, without introducing vulnerabilities into your virtualization infrastructure.

New available features in VMST 3.0:
– Offline virtual machines in a SCVMM library.
– Stopped and saved state virtual machines on a host.
– Virtual machine templates.
– Offline virtual hard disks in a SCVMM library by injecting update packages.
– Windows Server 2008 R2 failover clusters running Hyper-V.

VMST 3.0 is designed to work with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 or SCVMM 2008 R2, and with the following technologies:
– Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP1 or WSUS 3.0 SP2.
– System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 SP1, SCCM 2007 R2, or SCCM 2007 SP2.
– VMST 3.0 also provides the option to manually copy updates to service offline VHDs.
– The tool works with Windows Task Scheduler to enable scheduling the servicing job.

To sign up to the beta go to Microsoft Connect (Connect ID required).

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Written by IT Core

May 1, 2010 at 1:23 AM

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