Upgrade from vSphere 5 to vSphere 5.1 – Part 4

Before you start:

Rule #1 – make sure you have a vCenter and VMware Update Manager database backup before start

Rule #2 – make sure you have a backup of vCenter server itself, if it’s VM make a clone just before you start upgrade.

Rule #3 – read docs from below links:

[box type=”warning”] vCenter Server 5.1 requires vCenter Single Sign On and Inventory Service. You must install or update these components in this order: vCenter Single Sign On, Inventory Service, vCenter server before VMware Update Manager upgrade.[/box]

Step #4 – upgrading VMware vSphere Update Manager

  • Mount ISO with installation repository and start installation wizard and click on VMware vSphere Update Manager and click on install button

  • Installation wizard first will remove old version of VMware Update Manager

  • Click again on VMware vSphere Update Manager and install button to initiate installation
  • Choose language version
  • Accept license agreements
  • Depends on internet configuration either check on uncheck box next to Download updates from default sources immediately after installation

  • Provide vCenter server connectivity details and credentials

  • Choose VMware Update Manager DSN DB

  • Choose either you want to keep existing database or replace existing DB by new
  • Specify VUM network identification (IP or FQDN) and ports numbers
  • Provide path from installation files and patch repository

  • Continue to finish installation of VMware Update Manager

Step #4.1 – upgrading VMware Update Manager plugin

  • Log in to vCenter server via vSphere client
  • Click on Plugin –> Manage Plugins and from new windows click on Download and Install next to VMware vSphere Update Manager Extension
  • Choose language version
  • Accept license agreement
  • Click install to finish plugin installation
  • Close vSphere client and log in again to vCenter server
  • On the bottom of the Home screen new icon appear under Solution and Applications – click on Update Manager icon

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).