SCVMM 2019 - Quick Start Guide for Azure Update Management Extension

Microsoft products are showing a clear theme these days, and the System Center Suite is no acception, hybrid scenarios and cloud augmentation. And while there are those that see this as just a way to drive Azure adoption, this doesn’t need to be a bad thing. In this article, I’m going to cover how to take advantage of Azure Update Management, using the new Extension in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2019.

My Wishlist for System Center Virtual Machine Manager

I’ve used System Center Virtual Machine Manager for a few years now, and I’ve come to like its ups and deal with its downs. It has a lot of great features, like bare-metal deployments and logical networks, which when executed correctly are both huge time savers and take away a lot of human error. With SCVMM, let’s start with some of a new additions in 2016: Converting ‘Standard Switches’ on hosts to Logical Switches Too often in the past I’ve retro-fitted VMM into a Hyper-V Environment and had to wrestle with removing existing Standard Switches and replacing them with Logical switches and had to deal with migrating VMs, losing connectivity, rolling back.