Simplified SCOM 2019 Management Server Patching

Applies to: System Center 2019 Operations Manager

SCOM2019 Update Rollup 1 introduces a friction-less way of patching the SCOM managementserver. The improvised user interface will guide you through the installation steps whichwill patch the management server, update both the databases (Operations DB and Data Warehouse) and update themanagement packs.

image.png

image.png


Stepsto get started with the UI Experience:

Runthe file KBXXXXXX-AMD64-Server.exe the download link for which is provided in the KB article for the respective update rollup
  • Acceptthe EULA and wait for the wizard to finish
  • Clickthe ‘Setup Log’ link to open the log
  • In case of any errors, click the links to the log for operations and data warehouse databases or management packs which will be shown on the UI
  • Clickthe ‘Help’ link to get directed to this article which enlists the FAQs and the update process
Youmay also use the msp file, KBXXXXX-AMD64-Server.msp included in the update catalog for interface-less patchingmechanism such as patching via SCCM etc. It shall also patch the server, updatethe databases and management packs, on similar lines as the UI experience described above.

FAQs:

Willthe one click patching experience patch the entire SCOM deployment includingthe agents?
No, it’ll onlyupdate the management server, databases and management packs. All othercomponents need to be patched in the existing manner.

Whatwill happen in case of a failure at any step?
The patch willstop at the first point of failure. You will be shown the links to view therespective logs so that you may fix the issues and execute the patch again.

Where can I see the logs if I am using the msp file and not the User Interface for patching?
In case you’re not usingthe UI for patching then you may visit the following locations to view thelogs:

Setup Log: C:\Users\<UserName>\Appdata\Local\SCOM\Logs
SQL Logs: <SCOM installdirectory>\server\ SQL Script for Update Rollups \SqlExceptions_{version}.log
MP Import Logs: <SCOM installdirectory>\server\ Management Packs for Update Rollups\ManualMPImport_{version}.log

In circumstances where you're unable to find SQL and/or MP Import logs at the above locations, then refer the Setup log to root cause the issue.

Will the databases be updated every time the patch is run on each management server?
No, the databases will only be updated once when the patch is run on the first management server.

Will all the management packs be imported as a part of the 'integrated' experience?
Only themanagement packs existing in your environment will be updated if anupdate is available for them.

WillI be able to uninstall the management server patch?
Uninstallation ofthe management server patch will only rollback the server binaries. The DB changes and MPs imported will not be rolled back.

Howdo I know if the patch has been successfully applied?
Navigate toAdministration>Operations Manager Products in the SCOM console and check the‘Version’ field. Additionally, ‘Update Installed’ and ‘KB Number’ field willalso indicate if a particular component is updated to the latest version.
The screenshot below showcases an updated Management Server and the other components may be verified in a similar manner.

image.png