How to upgrade SCVMM from 2012 R2 to 2016

Hi,

today I want to provide you a quick end dirty step by step guide how to upgrade you SCVMM from 2012 R2 to 2016.

The procedure is pretty much the same like in 2012 or 2012 R2.

Single Node:

  1. Uninstall SCVMM 2012 R2 and keep your database
  2. Install all needed requirements for SCVMM 2016 on your server which are noticed in the requirements* during the installation wizard
  3. Connect the “old” SCVMM 2012 R2 database
  4. Run all updates and your done

Cluster:

  1. Uninstall SCVMM 2012 R2 from all of your nodes and keep your database
  2. delete the cluster role of the old VMM (if you want to keep the name you need to set it new)
  3. Install all needed requirements for SCVMM 2016 on your server’s which are noticed in the requirements* during the installation wizard
  4. Create a new cluster role with the old name and IP
  5. Connect the “old” SCVMM 2012 R2 database
  6. Run all updates and your done

*You will require

That’s all 🙂

Upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 on Dell PowerEdge Servers

Source Dell TechCenter global:

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, is Microsoft’s latest version of Windows for Servers. This R2 release brings exciting new features and enhancements across virtualization, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, and more. Dell enables this operating system on a wide range of Server products. This document provides comprehensive details about important considerations for upgrading your server to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.

You can download the pdf file here.