Upgrade to VMware vSphere 5.5 – Part 2


Few months ago I blogged out quick how to updated core vCenter server (in version 5.1) components, see in a Upgrade to vSphere 5.5 Part 1

  • vCenter SSO
  • vSphere Web Client
  • vCenter server
  • vCenter inventory services

and I forgot to post second part :-). So, today I will blog out upgrade procedures of remaining vSphere 5.1 components such as:

  • VMware Update Manager
  • VMware autodeploy
  • vShield Manager
  • ESXihypervisors:
    • two statefull
Step #7 – upgrade VMware vSPhere 5.5 – update Manager
  • Mount vCenter 5.5 ISO image and run installer
vSphere 5.5 installer main screen

vSphere 5.5 installer main screen

  • follow installation wizard
  • On the vCenter connection window enter:
    • vCenter server IP address
    • vCenter server port – default is 80
    • username and password
VUM connection details

VUM connection details

  • In next screen choose VUM DSN entry and proceed with DB VUM upgrade
VUM DSN entry

VUM DSN entry

  • When installation finish, upgrade VMware Update Manager plugin for vSphere client. Go to Plugins –> manage plugins –> Download and install –> follow installation wizard to complete plugin upgrade.
Step #8 – upgrade VMware vSPhere 5.5 – upgrade ESXi dump collector

Follow installation wizzard to complete upgrade, very easy.

Step #9 – upgrade VMware vSPhere 5.5 – vSphere syslog collector
  • run installer
  • read installer warning
upgrade warning

upgrade warning

  • In next steps provide vCenter server informations, verify installation folders, repository folder size and path.
Step #10 – vSphere auto deploy
  • run installer and read upgrade warning
  • in further steps enter all necessary information to finish auto deploy upgrade
  • reboot server where vSphere autodeploy is installed to complete upgrade.
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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).

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