Knowledgebase:
vcenter upgrade to 5.1
Posted by Carl Ingram, Last modified by Carl Ingram on 25 May 2013 02:46 PM

Ref; http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/sim/interop_matrix.php?

  1. Hi-level steps
    1. Verify prereqs
      1. ensure View is compatible
      2. ensure thin-app compatability
      3. B/u software
      4. VDR
      5. Chargeback
      6. Vcloud
      7. Virtual networking (vshield manager, vshield-edge, etc..) 
    2. Run the Vsphere pre-upgrade check tool from vcenter CD
    3. Ensure all security account set up as needed (SSO preps)
    4. upgarade vcenter
    5. Install SSO
    6. Upgrade Update manager
    7. Install update package for esx (5.x )
    8. update esx host
      1. Some older host may need patches 1st befor updating
      2. put host in mainteance mode and DRS evacutate
      3. move host out of cluster
      4. update host
    9. Follow up task
      1. update/Upgrade vcloud agents
      2. update upgrade other agents/backup components
      3. Test external accounts
        1. monitoring
        2. B/u software
        3. VDR
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