Windows Server 2012 R2 – Hyper-V Cluster – Updates/Driver/Firmware Consistency Report

HyperV-Updates
HyperV-Updates

As the environment gets bigger, you may face challenges on maintaining the consistency with respect the patches , drivers and firmwares of each cluster nodes. I thought of make a Powershell script which will give a report on the updates/drivers/firmware consistence of a cluster. Along with this, I want to have a check on the Hyper-V specific updates. As you may already knowing, The Technet wiki page for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Updates is the place where I keep monitoring for Hyper-V specific patches. This page should be the source which my script needs to cross check. Keeping all this in mind, I started last week.

Challenge 1- Reading the data from http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/20885.hyper-v-update-list-for-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx and making out the list of KBs. I don’t know what all I did , what all options I tried – but successful at last. I know, it may not be the optimal way to make this list. Any help improving this code is highly appreciated.

Challenge 2 – An IE Popup comes related with Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration. May be tweaking iE settings can suppress this. But If you know any option to fix this through my code, Please let me know.

 

Download this script from Technet Gallery.

Screenshots from the report below.

Windows Server 2012 R2 – Hyper-V Cluster – Updates/Driver/Firmware Consistency Report

Windows Server 2012 R2 – Hyper-V Cluster – Updates/Driver/Firmware Consistency Report

 

Windows Updates

Windows Updates

 

HBA Driver Firmware

HBA Driver Firmware

 

Network Drivers

Network Drivers

 

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