When you upgrade the vSphere Data Protection instances in Region A and Region B in the SDDC, start the update process from the vSphere Data Protection configuration interface. Because no interdependencies exist between the vSphere Data Protection nodes in each region, you can perform the update in parallel or sequentially starting with Region A.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere Data Protection configuration interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to the following URLs.

      Region

      URL

      Region A

      https://sfo01m01vdp01.sfo01.rainpole.local:8543/vdp-configure/

      Region B

      https://lax01m01vdp01.lax01.rainpole.local:8543/vdp-configure/

    2. Log in use the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User Name

      root

      Password

      vdp_root_password

  2. Mount the upgrade vSphereDataProtection-6.1.x.iso file to the vSphere Data Protection appliance.
  3. On the Configuration tab, verify that all the services are running.

    If any of the services are not running, the upgrade might fail.

  4. Click the Upgrade tab.

    The upgrades that are available on the upgrade ISO image you mounted appear in the SW Upgrades pane.

  5. Select the upgrade you want to install and click Upgrade VDP.
  6. Repeat the procedure for the other vSphere Data Protection appliance.

What to do next

Once your vSphere Data Protection node has been upgraded to the latest version, if you leverage a vSphere Data Protection external proxy agent within your VMware Validated Design environment, you will need to upgrade the proxy to the latest version. Consult the Upgrading Proxy Software in the VMware vSphere Data Protection Administration Guide for guidance on performing this operation.