I have a HyperV Host without any replication and I need to run WIndows update on the host and the VM server that resides on it

Marty Joplin CEPL 61 Reputation points

I have a 2019 HyperV Host without any replication and I need to run Windows update on the host and the VM server (also Server 2019) that resides on it - Is the safest process to :

  1. Take a Checkpoint (snapshot) of the VM (Windows Server 2019) then run update and reboot as needed?
  2. Once the VM is updated and proven it is in good shape, create a restore point on the Host,
  3. Shut down the running vm, so that it is unaffected by Windows updates and reboots of the host.
  4. Complete the updates and reboots on the HyperV host.
  5. Restart the Server VM and confirm is is running as expected?

I hope to establish replication eventually - possibly with a HyperV host to be established in either Oracle or Azure Cloud. For now I need to run Windows updates while minimizing the possibility of crashing / not recovering and maximizing a process for backing out if needed.

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  1. Limitless Technology 38,771 Reputation points

    Hi @Marty Joplin CEPL

    I assume you have Single Node Hyper-V host without Cluster

    In that case Yes , your steps are good and seems to be safe to update VMs and Hyper-V Node.

    Reference : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/6bd885b1-9bc7-4bae-981a-cab8e004cbc7/what-is-the-best-practice-for-updating-a-host-server-running-hyperv?forum=virtualmachingmgrhyperv

    Hope this answers your question :)
    Thank you.

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