Offline VM Servicing Tool
Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Consultants
Allow PPC Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Professionals to safely keep your Virtual
Machines Operating Systems and Applications up-to-date and protect them from external
threats such as viruses, trojans and hackers. Our Offline VM Servicing Consultants
have worked with virtual environments for years and have also acquired deep
expertise on effectively servicing Virtual Machines.
The increasing use of virtual machines—for purposes ranging from support of older
operating system environments to power savings—has created new challenges for IT.
In particular, virtual machines may be left offline (stored in a non-operating state)
for extended periods of time, which conserves resources when the server capacities
of the virtual machines are not needed or frees up physical computing resources
for other purposes.
However, offline machines do not automatically receive operating system, antivirus,
or application updates that would keep them compliant with current IT policy. An
out-of-date virtual machine may pose a risk to the IT environment. If deployed and
started, the out-of-date virtual machine might be vulnerable to attack or could
be capable of attacking other network resources.
Therefore, IT groups must take measures to ensure that offline virtual machines
remain up-to-date and compliant. At present, these measures involve temporarily
bringing the virtual machine online, applying the necessary updates, and then storing
In the future, image updating solutions may be able to update virtual machines while
they remain offline. Until such solutions become available, the Offline Virtual
Machine Servicing Tool, a Solution Accelerator from Microsoft, provides a way to
automate the process of updating virtual machines.
You can use Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool to help you with business scenarios
such as these:
- Admin user interface for selecting Virtual Machines to patch
- Automatically services dormant Virtual Machines
- Automates common patching tasks (by using Power shell cmdlets) such as moving, starting,
shutting down Virtual Machines and apply patch
- Requesting update client for an updated policy
- Using SDK for Configuration Manager
- Using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) for Windows Server Update Services
- Status reporting
- Support for Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows Server 2003 Virtual Machines
- Support for Virtual Server and Hyper-V
- Your IT organization is converting physical servers to virtual machines to reduce
costs, including administrative overhead. How can you regularly update offline virtual
machines while minimizing administrative costs?
- Your IT organization has thousands of virtual machines stored for months at a time
in a number of libraries. How do you keep the virtual machines reliably up to date?
Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Workflow
About PPC Professional Services
Microsoft Virtualization Professionals are part of a
Microsoft Gold Certified Firm with verifiable real world experience on Hyper-V
R2. PPC Professional Services not only runs it own datacenter on Hyper-V R2, but
has successfully deployed Microsoft Hyper-V for our early-adopter clients.
We are also one of the first Gold Certified Partners to be awarded a Virtualization
Competency from Microsoft. Our Offline VM Servicing Consultants have
gained extensive experience after having managed numerous virtualization environments
and tools such as Virtual
Machine Manager and
Hyper-V Server. Call us at 866-844-5055 so our Offline Virtual
Machine Servicing Experts can give you a free demo.