SCVMM Question #1 – “Why do my hosts show Needs Attention?” or “Virtualization Service Version Status Is Not Up-To-Date”

I have been onsite with a customer this week helping evaluate Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM, by the way I am only going to type that out like 3 more times…) for there company.  We installed the RTM version and our hosts had the yellow ‘bang’/‘!’/‘exclamation’ next to them and them denoting the ‘Needs Attention’ state.  We looked in Properties->Status and it said Virtualization service version status is not up-to-date…   Ok so first we made sure the Hyper-V RTM QFE (KB950050) was installed, it was – then we made sure the Hyper-V manageability QFE (KB956589) was installed, it was… Ok so what gives?  Well you also need to install the BITS QFE (KB956774).  We did that and BINGO happy hosts…

Taylor Brown
Hyper-V Integration Test Lead