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Upgrade to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5 - II

Written by jl on March 14th, 2013

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Hello everyone

In this article we will continue with the upgrade to vSphere vSphere 4.1 5, and specifically will address the vCenter upgrade part step by step.

VCenter Update

1.- Backup database

First we make a backup of the database for what first stop vCenter services

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We go to SQL Server and SQL Server Management Studio do the backup of the database

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2.- Backup ssl certificates

Secondly we backup the vCenter SSL certificates found in C: \ Documents and Settings \ All Users \ Application Data \ VMware \ VMware VirtualCenter and you have to copy the folder SSL

Furthermore, as we discussed in the previous article the vCenter is a virtual server and make a clone snapshot.

 

3. We update the vCenter

In the run vCenter Server installation package, select the option and click Install vCenter Server

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The installation program starts and select the installation language which in our case will be English and click OK

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We arrived at the welcome screen of the installation that tells us that there is a previous version installed and will be updated to version 5.

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We accept the license

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On the next screen we enter the data of our organization, and we can get the license vCenter 5 or if we can not have it left blank and have a valid evaluation license for 60 days.

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We have detected that the DSN configured and all we have to enter the user name and password to connect to the database

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On the next screen informs us that the plugins you have installed on the server are not compatible and we'll have to reinstall them once the server upgrade.

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At this point we have the option to upgrade the vCenter database exists or not. In our case we select the option to update

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We select the following option to automatically update the agents on ESX hosts vCenter Infrastructure

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Enter the data of the account you want the services to run

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We can select the installation directories, we leave the default routes

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In this screen you can modify the ports that will use vCenter. We let them default and are following

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As in the previous screen for the inventory service

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In this step we select the option Small as we have less than 100 Host

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And finally press the Install button and start updating vCenter

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In our case the upgrade cost about 20 minutes and had no error with what at first seems to be done correctly.

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The next step is to connect to the vCenter with the vClient but it is necessary to install / upgrade the client version 5, and this will be discussed in the following article

regards

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