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This article describes the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 6 for Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. Two updates are available for Virtual Machine Manager, one for the Virtual Machine Manager server and one for the Administrator Console (x86 and amd64). This article also contains installation instructions for this update.

Issues that are fixed

  • Virtual Machine (VM) performance data for CPU Average and Assigned Memory displayed in the console is not reliable.

  • VMs that have the same computer name are created when you try to create multiple VMs by using the # wildcard character in the name.

  • VMM Run As accounts that are used for host management require Interactive logon rights. Interactive logon is no longer required.

  • VM templates cannot always be created from Gen-1 VMs through Windows 10 and Windows Server, version 1709 64-bit editions.

  • Adding a storage device by using an SMP provider through the VMM UI fails.

  • New- SCVirtualMachine PowerShell cmdlet does not honor the specified value set for  DynamicMemoryMinimumMB  when you create a VM.

  • Simultaneous migrations of VMs that are connected to HNV version 1 VM networks cause network disconnection.

  • SCVMM does not update host SMBIOS ID property after a BIOS update.

  • VMM UI crashes when the physical disk is removed from storage pool if pool classification is not set.

  • Host Refresh takes a long time after you upgrade VMM 2016 to Update Rollup 5.

  • Selecting clouds while scoping a user role does not work as intended if the scroll bar is enabled in the details pane.

  • Bare Metal Deployment fails on hosts that have converged NICs.

  • If you elect not to limit the bandwidth that's available for Remote Access Gateway connections that are managed by SDN in the SCVMM UI, the available bandwidth is set to a default value.

  • The VMM console does not open or takes a long time to open if you log on as Administrator or if you use the Delegated Administrator user role.

  • "PRO Dynamic Memory VM Pressure" alerts are generated for VMs that have static memory that's hosted on Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V servers.

Other updates

  • VMM 2016 Update Rollup 6 supports ESXi 6.5 hosts.

How to obtain and install Update Rollup 6 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager

Update packages for Virtual Machine Manager are available from Microsoft Update or by manual download.

Microsoft Update

To obtain and install an update package from Microsoft Update, follow these steps on a computer that has a Virtual Machine Manager component installed:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. In Control Panel, double-click Windows Update.

  3. In the Windows Update window, click Check Online for updates from Microsoft Update.

  4. Click Important updates are available.

  5. Select the update rollup package and then click OK.

  6. Click Install updates to install the update package.

Manual download

Go to the following websites to manually download the update packages from the Microsoft Update Catalog:

Download the Virtual Machine Manager server update package now.

Download the Administrator Console update package now.

For information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services

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Installation instructions

To manually install the update packages, run the following command from an elevated command prompt:

msiexec.exe /update packagename

For example, to install the Update Rollup 6 package for a System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager server (KB4463450), run the following command:

msiexec.exe /update kb4463450_vmmserver_amd64.msp


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