After you complete the upgrade of the vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller for the shared edge and compute in Region A, continue your upgrade of the VMware Validated Design vSphere layer by upgrading the Platform Services Controller instance in Region B.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc51.lax01.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 comp01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local appliance.
    1. In the Navigator, click VMs and Templates.
    2. Expand the mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local control tree.
    3. Locate comp01psc51.lax01 .
    4. Right-click on the virtual machine and select Rename.
    5. Update the name from comp01psc51.lax01 to comp01psc51.lax01_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 comp01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local appliance to begin the upgrade and click Next.
    1. In the Source appliance section, enter the following information about the source comp01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local appliance

      Setting

      Value

      Appliance FQDN of IP address

      comp01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local

      Appliance HTTPS port

      443

      SSO user name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      SSO password

      vsphere_admin_password

      Appliance (OS) root password

      comppsc_root_password

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

      Setting

      Value

      ESXi host or vCenter Server name

      mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

      HTTPS port

      443

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  8. In the Certificate Warning dialog box that appears, verify that the thumbprints match those used on comp01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local and mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local, and click Yes.
  9. On the Appliance deployment target page, enter the connection settings to the Management vCenter Server and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    ESXi host or vCenter Server name

    mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

    HTTPS port

    443

    User name

    administrator@vsphere.local

    Password

    vsphere_admin_password

  10. In the Cerificate Warning dialog box, click Yes.
  11. On the Select folder page, expand the mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local control tree, expand LAX01, select Discovered virtual machines, and click Next.
  12. On the Select compute resource page, expand LAX01, select LAX01-Mgmt01, and click Next.
  13. On the Set up target appliance VM page, enter the information about the Compute Platform Services Controller.

    Setting

    Value

    VM name

    comp01psc51

    Root password

    comppsc_root_password

    Confirm root password

    comppsc_root_password

  14. On the Select datastore page, locate and select LAX01A-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 and 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

      172.17.11.70

      Subnet mask or prefix length

      24

      Default gateway

      172.17.11.1

      DNS servers

      172.17.11.5,172.17.11.4

  16. On the Ready to complete stage 1 page, verify that all of the settings are correct and follow the information provided in the above steps and click Finish.
  17. Allow for the new Compute 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 to initiate upgrade.
  23. On the Complete page, click Close.
  24. Allow for the Compute Platform Services Controller Appliance to be configured.