When you run the upgrade utility, you provide the setup information at the command line as options and arguments.
The location of the upgrade utility is /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/.
|--backup-completed||None||Specifies that you have completed a backup of the VMware Cloud Director. When you include this option, the upgrade utility does not prompt you to back up the database.|
|--ceip-user||The user name for the CEIP service account.||If a user with this user name already exists in the System organization, the upgrade fails. Default:
||Specifies whether this installation participates in the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). Defaults to true if not provided and not set to false in the current configuration. VMware's Customer Experience Improvement Program ("CEIP") provides Additional information regarding the data collected through CEIP and the purposes for which it is used by VMware is set forth in the Trust & Assurance Center at http://www.vmware.com/trustvmware/ceip.html. You can use the cell management tool to join or leave VMware's CEIP for this product at any time. See Cell Management Tool Reference.|
|--installer-path||Full pathname to the VMware Cloud Director installation file. The installation file and the directory in which it is stored must be readable by the user vcloud.vcloud.||Requires --private-key-path option.|
|--maintenance-cell||IP address||The IP address of a cell for the upgrade utility to run in maintenance mode during the upgrade. This cell enters maintenance mode before the other cells are shut down and stays in maintenance mode while the other cells are upgraded. After the other cells are upgraded and at least one of them has restarted, this cell is shut down and upgraded. Requires --private-key-path option.|
|--multisite-user||The user name for the Multi-Site system account.|| This account is used by the VMware Cloud Director Multi-Site feature. If a user with this user name already exists in the System organization, the upgrade fails. Default:
|--private-key-path||pathname||The full pathname to the cell's private key. When you use this option, all cells in the server group will be gracefully shut down, upgraded, and restarted after the database has been upgraded. See Perform an Orchestrated Upgrade of a VMware Cloud Director Installation for more information about this upgrade workflow.|
|--unattended-upgrade||None||Specifies unattended upgrade|
If you use the --private-key-path option, all cells must be configured to permit ssh connections from the superuser without a password. You can use a Linux command line like the one shown here to verify this. This example sets your identity to
vcloud, then makes an ssh connection to the cell at cell-ip as
rootbut does not supply the root password.
sudo -u vcloud ssh -i private-key-path root@cell-ipIf the private key in private-key-path on the local cell is readable by user
vcloud.vcloudand the corresponding public key has been added to the authorized-keys file for the root user at cell-ip the command succeeds.
vcloud group, and
vcloud.vcloud account are created by the VMware Cloud Director installer for use as an identity with which VMware Cloud Director processes run. The
vcloud user has no password.