When you upgrade the vSphere components in Region A and Region B, upgrade the Platform Services Controller instance first in Region A.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Rename the virtual machine name of the mgmt01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local appliance.
    1. In the Navigator, click VMs and Templates.
    2. Expand the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local control tree.
    3. Locate mgmt01psc01.sfo01
    4. Right-click on the virtual machine and select Rename.
    5. Update the name from mgmt01psc01.sfo01 to mgmt01psc01.sfo01_old and click OK.
  3. On the Windows host that has access to the data center, mount the vCenter Server Appliance installer .iso file, navigate to the vcsa-ui-installer\win32 directory, and run the installer.exe executable file.
  4. On the Home page, click Upgrade.
  5. Review the Introduction page to understand the upgrade process and click Next.
  6. Read and accept the license agreement on the End user license agreement page, and click Next.
  7. On the Connect to source appliance page, connect to the Management Platform Services Controller appliance and click Next.
    1. In the Source appliance section, enter the following information about the Platform Services Controller appliance.

      Setting

      Value

      Appliance FQDN of IP address

      mgmt01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Appliance HTTPS port

      443

      SSO user name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      SSO password

      vsphere_admin_passwrod

      Appliance (OS) root password

      mgmtpsc_root_password

    2. In the ESXi host or vCenter Server that manages the source appliance section, enter the following settings about the Management vCenter Server instance on which the Platform Services Controller appliance resides.

      Setting

      Value

      ESXi host or vCenter Server name

      mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      HTTPS port

      443

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_passwrod

  8. In the Certificate Warning dialog box that appears, verify that the thumbprints match those used on mgmt01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local and mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local, and click Yes.
  9. On the Appliance deployment target page, enter the settings the Management vCenter Server for the deployment and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    ESXi host or vCenter Server name

    mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    HTTPS port

    443

    User name

    administrator@vsphere.local

    Password

    vsphere_admin_passwrod

  10. On the Certificate Warning dialog box that appears, verify that the thumbprint matches the one that is used on mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local, and click Yes.
  11. On the Select folder page, navigate to mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > SFO01 > Discovered virtual machines, and click Next.
  12. On the Select compute resource page, select SFO01 > SFO01-Mgmt01and click Next.
  13. On the Set up target appliance VM page, enter the information about Management Platform Services Controller and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    VM name

    mgmt01psc01

    Root password

    mgmtpsc_root_password

    Confirm root password

    mgmtpsc_root_password

  14. On the Select datastore page, locate and select SFO01A-VSAN01-MGMT01, and click Next.
  15. On the Configure network settings page, enter the temporary networking information to be used by the new Platform Services Controller appliance to perform the upgrade then click Next.
    1. From the Network drop-down menu, select vDS-Mgmt-Management.
    2. In the Temporary network settings section, enter the temporary network configurations for the appliance.

      Setting

      Value

      IP version

      IPv4

      IP assignment

      static

      Temporary IP address

      172.16.11.70

      Subnet mask or prefix length

      24

      Default gateway

      172.16.11.1

      DNS servers

      172.16.11.5,172.16.11.4

  16. On the Ready to complete stage 1 page, verify that all of the settings are correct and click Finish.
  17. Allow for the new Management Platform Services Controller to be deployed.
  18. After a successful deployment of the appliance, click Continue.
  19. On the Introduction page, click Next and allow for the Pre-upgrade checks to automatically be performed.
  20. On the Configure CEIP page, select Join the VMware's Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) and click Next.
  21. On the Ready to complete page, select I have backed up the source Platform Services Controller and all the required data from the database and click Finish.
  22. On the Shutdown Warning page, click OK.

Results

The vCenter Server Appliance is upgraded. The old vCenter Server Appliance is powered off and the new appliance starts.