The time came to upgrade my 7.0.0c vCenter to 7.0.0d. I thought I would map out the steps taken to perform the upgrade.
If you would like assistance in the below or have general questions about Cloud solutions, VMware, and more, feel free to visit the following URL and I will be able to work directly with you:
Go to the following URL to confirm version number you need for 7.0 d
Go to the following URL to confirm all other products are compatible with U3:
Once you confirm you won’t break anything with the above URLs I recommend any of the three ways below to backup your vCenter. Personally, I know it is overkill but I perform all three because you can never be too cautious.
- Clone the vCenter VCSA
Step by Step Process
Step 1. Log into the VAMI
Log into the browser of your choice and type: https://FQDNorIPofvCenter:5480
Log in as root
Verify the health of your existing VCSA
Check for the latest update and you can choose STAGE ONLY and perform the upgrade later or select STAGE AND INSTALL if you are performing the upgrade now
Select I accept the terms of the license agreement > NEXT
Running pre-update checks will run and hopefully no issues arise
I like that that it gives you an Estimated downtime to vCenter Server
Select I have backed up vCenter Server and its associated databases > FINISH
Installation in progress – be prepared for this to take a while
Installation succeeded – Installation complete > close
As you can see there are no updates showing you’re on the latest
Go back to the Summary tab and confirm you are at the desired code level – Version: 188.8.131.5200 Build number: 16749653
As you can see in-place upgrades are relatively easy to do. I hope everyone has non-disruptive upgrades and everything goes smoothly. As always, I hope this article was helpful.