Known bug with upgrading vCSA via VAMI

So there's a known bug where upgrading vCSA via the VAMI freezes at 70%.... I was doing a mass upgrade of all my vCSAs in the demo environment at work, and all of them got stuck at 70%. After reading the Release Notes for 6.0U1b, it turns out it's a known issue: New In the … Continue reading Known bug with upgrading vCSA via VAMI

Upgrading vRealize Operations to 6.2

Now that vRealize Ops 6.2 has been released, it's time to upgrade your Ops Manager virtual appliance. So how do you do that? Well, it's pretty simple actually! Nearly all of VMware's virtual appliances have a simple upgrade process where you download an upgrade PAK file and upload it to the admin page of the … Continue reading Upgrading vRealize Operations to 6.2

Upgrading vCenter Server from 5.5 to 6.0u1

Now that VMworld Europe is over I've had more time to sit down and look at MTI's Solution Centre and decided that I’d take the opportunity to upgrade my company’s primary demo environment to vSphere 6.0. Previously I had held off doing an upgrade because we run a PernixData demo environment on our main ESXi … Continue reading Upgrading vCenter Server from 5.5 to 6.0u1

Upgrading to SRM 5.8 and vSphere Replication Appliance 5.8

There were new versions released earlier this month for a number of VMware products, and one of the things I like to do is keep my demo environment up to date! =) Upon upgrading SRM from 5.5 to 5.8 and vRA from 5.5 to 5.8 (I'm using vSphere replication with SRM in my demo environment), I noticed … Continue reading Upgrading to SRM 5.8 and vSphere Replication Appliance 5.8

Upgrading vCenter Server

Just a quick post today as I've had numerous clients call me recently regarding the same issue with upgrading their vCenter Server.....If you're upgrading from vCenter Server 5.5 to a later addition (like 5.5 update 1c), then if you mount the ISO and try to update vCenter using the "Simple Install", the installer will probably display … Continue reading Upgrading vCenter Server

vCenter Server 5.5.0a Released

Hmm.... an update to 5.5 already!Release notes here: you're using the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) and have already upgraded from 5.1 to 5.5, then updating the appliance is a very simple process if your vCSA is able to connect out to the internet:Note: this update process will reboot your vCSA so you will lose connectivity … Continue reading vCenter Server 5.5.0a Released

The Joys and Pains of upgrades…..

So with the latest update releases across all the VMware products, I set about upgrading my demo kit last friday...... Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance was straight forward enough.... mount the update iso to the VM browse to the management webpage click Update Repository selecting Use CD-ROM Updates follow the wizard and kick back and relax … Continue reading The Joys and Pains of upgrades…..