Before you start the update, take a snapshot of each Management vCenter Server Virtual Appliance in Region A and Region B as well as all Platform Services Controller instances so that you can roll the upgrade back if a failure occurs.

About this task

Region

Folder

Role

Virtual Machine Name

Region A

sfo01-m01fd-mgmt

vCenter Server

sfo01m01vc01

sfo01-m01fd-mgmt

Platform Services Controller

sfo01m01psc01

sfo01-m01fd-mgmt

Platform Services Controller

sfo01w01psc01

Region B

lax01-m01fd-mgmt

vCenter Server

lax01m01vc01

lax01-m01fd-mgmt

Platform Services Controller

lax01m01psc01

lax01-m01fd-mgmt

Platform Services Controller

lax01w01psc01

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, click VMs and Templates.
  3. In the Navigator, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01fd-mgmt tree.
  4. Right-click the sfo01m01vc01 virtual machine and select Snapshots > Take Snapshot.
  5. In the Take VM Snapshot for sfo01m01vc01 dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    VMware Validated Design 4.1 Virtual Infrastructure

    Description

    -

    Snapshot the virtual machine's memory

    Deselected

    Quiesce guest file system (Needs VMware Tools installed)

    Deselected

  6. Repeat the procedure for the Management vCenter Server in Region B and Platform Services Controller instances in both regions.