Before you start the update, take the nodes of vRealize Operations Manager offline and take a snapshot of each node so that you can roll the update back if a failure occurs.

About this task

Region

Folder

Role

Virtual Machine Name

Region A

sfo01-m01fd-vrops

Master Node

vrops01svr01a

sfo01-m01fd-vrops

Master Replica Node

vrops01svr01b

sfo01-m01fd-vrops

Data Node 1

vrops01svr01c

sfo01-m01fd-vropsrc

Remote Collector 1

sfo01vropsc01a

sfo01-m01fd-vropsrc

Remote Collector 2

sfo01vropsc01b

Region B

lax01-m01fd-vropsrc

Remote Collector 1

lax01vropsc01a

lax01-m01fd-vropsrc

Remote Collector 2

lax01vropsc01b

Procedure

  1. Log in to the master node vRealize Operations Manager administrator interface of your cluster.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://vrops01svr01a.rainpole.local/admin.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User Name

      admin

      Password

      vrops_admin_password

  2. Take all nodes offline.
    1. In the Navigator, click System Status.
    2. On the System Status page, under Cluster Status click Take Offline.
    3. In the Take Cluster Offline dialog, enter VMware Validated Design 4.1 Operations Upgrade in the Reason text box and click OK.
  3. Wait until all nodes in the analytics cluster are offline and the Cluster Status states Offline.
  4. Log in to the Management 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

  5. Take a snapshot of each node in the cluster.
    1. From the Home menu, select VMs and Templates.
    2. In the Navigator, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01fd-vrops tree.
    3. Right-click the vrops01svr01a virtual machine and select Snapshots > Take Snapshot.
    4. In the Take VM Snapshot dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      VMware Validated Design 4.1 Operations Upgrade

      Description

      -

      Snapshot the virtual machine's memory

      Deselected

      Quiesce guest file system (Needs VMware Tools installed)

      Deselected

    5. Repeat these steps for the other nodes in vRealize Operations Manager.