You can edit and delete an existing host upgrade unit group before you start the upgrade or after you pause the upgrade.

Hosts in a vSphere ESXi cluster appear in one host upgrade unit group in the upgrade coordinator. You can move these hosts from one host upgrade unit group to another host upgrade unit group.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have configured the overall hosts upgrade. See Configure Hosts.

Procedure

  1. Create a host upgrade unit group.
    1. Click Add to include existing hosts into a host upgrade unit group.
    2. Toggle the State button to enable or disable the host upgrade unit group from the upgrade.
    3. Select an existing host and click the arrow icon to move that host to the newly created host upgrade unit group.

      If you select an existing host that was part of a host upgrade unit group, the host is moved to the new host upgrade unit group.

    4. Select whether to upgrade the host upgrade unit group simultaneously or consecutively.
    5. Click Save.
    6. (Optional) Select Reorder from the drop-down menu to reposition the host upgrade unit groups.
    7. (Optional) Select Before or After from the drop-down menu.
    8. (Optional) Click Save.
  2. Move an existing host to another host upgrade unit group.

    If a DRS enabled vSphere ESXi cluster is part of the upgrade, then a host upgrade unit group is created for the hosts managed by this cluster.

    1. Select a host upgrade unit group.
    2. Select a host.
    3. Click the Actions tab.
    4. Select Change Group from the drop-down menu to move the host to another host upgrade unit group.
    5. Select the host upgrade unit group name from the drop-down menu to move the host to.
    6. Click Save.
    7. (Optional) Select Reorder from the drop-down menu to reposition the host within the host upgrade unit group.
    8. (Optional) Select Before or After from the drop-down menu.
    9. (Optional) Click Save.
  3. Delete a host upgrade unit group.

    You cannot delete a host upgrade unit group that has hosts. You must first move the hosts to another group.

    1. Select the host upgrade unit group.
    2. Select a host.
    3. Click the Actions tab.
    4. Select Change Group from the drop-down menu to move the host to another host upgrade unit group.
    5. Select the host upgrade unit group name from the drop-down menu to move the host to.
    6. Click Save.
    7. Select the host upgrade unit group you want to remove and click Delete.
    8. Accept the notification.

What to do next

Upgrade the newly configured hosts. See Upgrade Hosts Using the Upgrade Coordinator.