If you skipped the first release of v Center 6 and deployed Update 1, a new version of v Center was released for Update 1 with some security fixes among other things.
Many people are opting for the appliance version of v Center for the first time, and patching it isn’t like the Windows version, so I wanted to document my experience with how to install updates for the v Sphere 6 v Center Server Appliance.
It is fairly common to have this process fail on some hosts for various reasons, and as a result, they become disconnected from v Center Server after the upgrade.
When this happens you can manually get the agent to install, but the Agent Pre-upgrade Check tool is available that is designed to prevent the failure from happening.
Learn about the upgrade tools available and get step-by-step instruction on using them, including the pre-check tool, licensing updates, Oracle database updates, the host update utility and more.
Also make sure you have downloaded the v Center Server installer and generated your license keys.
Upgrading your v Center Server does not require any host or VM downtime.
If you have errors, review the /var/log/vmware/applmgmt/file. Step 7 – Verify functionality of v Center and integrated products Step 8 – Clear out VM snapshot Obviously, do not do this until you’re sure you don’t need to rollback.
With that said, do NOT keep the snapshot indefinitely either, as it will degrade v Center performance, use up additional space on your datastore, and increases the chance of data corruption the longer you wait.