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Virtual Machine Manager and App Controller

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1

System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and System Center 2012 - App Controller are the final two components to be upgraded. Because of the hard coded dependencies between the versions of VMM and App Controller, these two components must be upgraded at the same time.

VMM and App Controller Upgrade Sequence

  1. On the Operations Manager computer, place all monitored VMM and App Controller components into maintenance mode.

  2. On the computer hosting the Orchestrator Deployment Manager, uninstall the IP for Virtual Machine Manager.

  3. Upgrade VMM using the procedures outlined in the Upgrade Guide for VMM.

  4. Upgrade App Controller using the procedures outlined in the Upgrade Guide for App Controller.

Post-VMM and App Controller Upgrades

  1. On the Orchestrator computer, install the VMM System Center 2012 SP1 integration pack.

  2. On the Operations Manager computer, in the Operations Manager console, import the VMM System Center 2012 SP1 and App Controller System Center 2012 SP1 management packs.

  3. On the VMM computer, make sure that the following connection points continue to function:

    1. Make sure that the following connections with Operations Manager continue to function:

      • Management pack

      • Operations Manager console

    2. Make sure that the agents continue to function with Configuration Manager.

    3. Make sure that the connector continues to function with Service Manager

    4. Make sure that the IP continues to function with Orchestrator

  4. On the App Controller computer, make sure that the following connection points continue to function:

    1. Make sure that the agents continue to function with Configuration Manager.

    2. Make sure that the VMM Administrators Console continues to function with VMM.

    3. Make sure that the Windows Azure SDK continues to function with Windows Azure.

    4. Make sure that the agents continue to function with Operations Manager.

 
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