You can add new host groups and move hosts from the existing group to the new host group. You can also edit and delete an existing host group before you start the upgrade or after you pause the upgrade.

Prerequisites

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

Procedure

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

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

    5. Select whether to upgrade the host group simultaneously or consecutively.
    6. Click Save.
  2. Move an existing host to another host group.
    1. Select a host 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 group.
    5. Select the host 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 group.
    8. (Optional) : Select Before or After from the drop-down menu.
    9. (Optional) : Click Save.
  3. Delete a host group.

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

    1. Select the host 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 group.
    5. Select the host group name from the drop-down menu to move the host to.
    6. Click Save.
    7. Select the host group you want to remove and click Delete.
    8. Accept the notification.

What to do next

Upgrade the newly configures hosts. See Upgrade Hosts.