Microsoft releases Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 beta 3

In May Microsoft finally unveiled an upcoming, revamped version of its patch management solution for virtual infrastructures: Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0

VMST is not a patching tool per se, but rather a connector that allows seamless integration between Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and Hyper-V.


The first beta introduced much wanted features like the ability to patch offline VMs and templates in the SCVMM library, or the support for Live Migration.
The second beta, appeared less than a month after, just fixed an issue with the template VHD update feature.
The third beta, which was announced last week, seems just for additional bug fixing.