Microsoft released the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0, that offers free, tested guidance and automated tools to let you safely service offline virtual machines in your SCVMM library. VMST 3.0 builds on this functionality, adding powerful new features designed to streamline the process of keeping your offline VMs, templates and VHDs up-to-date with latest operating system and application updates, without introducing vulnerabilities into your IT infrastructure. VMST 3.0 helps effectively manage the workflow of updating offline VMs according to individual needs. Using VMST 3.0, customers can keep users productive during updates and maintenance of physical hosts: VMST 3.0 now automates servicing of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V host clusters, leveraging live migration. Using new features in VMST 3.0, customers can: Offline VMs in a SCVMM library; Stopped and saved state VMs on a host; VM templates; Offline virtual hard disks in a SCVMM library by injecting update packages; Windows Server 2008 R2 failover clusters running Hyper-V.
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