Upgrade from vSphere 5 to vSphere 5.1 – Part 2

[box type=”warning”] You must install vCenter Single Sign On before upgrading Inventory Service[/box]

Step #2- Installing vCenter inventory services.

  • Mount ISO with VMware vSphere 5.1 installation repositories and on welcome screen click on VMware vCenter inventory services. NOTE: you must run installation process as an administrator – right click Run as administrator
  • CHoose instalaltion language and Accept license agreement
  • Confirm you want to update inventory services  and click Next
  • Choose whether to upgrade existing inventory DB or replace by empty one
  • Provide FQDN of the vCenter server
  • Provide Inventory services ports
  •  Choose JVM memory size – recommendations are based on size of the inventory
  • Provide SSO administrator username and password.

  • Install certificates and click Install – Reboot server if needed.
Step #1 – Installing SSO services.
Step #3.1 – upgrading vCenter server to vSphere 5.1 – in place upgrade

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).