After you upgrade of the vCenter Server instances in Region A and Region B, upgrade the vSphere Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) to the latest version so that you can upgrade the ESXi hosts.

About this task

You cannot upgrade UMDS that runs on a Linux-based operating system. You uninstall the current version of UMDS, perform a fresh installation of UMDS according to all system requirements, and use the existing patch store configured for the UMDS that you uninstalled.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that a backup of the UMDS virtual machine exists. See VMware Validated Design Backup and Restore.

  • Download the installer VMware-VCSA-all-6.5.0-build_number.iso file of the vCenter Server Appliance to a shared datastore for mounting to the virtual appliance. If you have space on your NFS datastore, upload the file there.

Region

IP Address

Fully Qualified Domain Name

Cluster Name

Folder name

Region A

192.168.31.67

sfo01umds01.sfo01.rainpole.local

sfo01-m01-mgmt01

sfo01-m01fd-mgmt

Region B

192.168.32.67

lax01umds01.lax01.rainpole.local

lax01-m01-mgmt01

lax01-m01fd-mgmt

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. Take a snapshot of the Update Manager Download Service virtual machine in Region A.
    1. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, click VMs and Templates.
    2. In the Navigator, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.localsfo01-m01fd-mgmt tree.
    3. Right-click the sfo01umds01 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 Virtual Infrastructure

      Description

      -

      Snapshot the virtual machine's memory

      Deselected

      Quiesce guest file system (Needs VMware Tools installed)

      Deselected

  3. Mount the .iso to the virtual machine.
  4. Log in to the UMDS virtual machine by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.
    1. Open an SSH connection to sfo01umds01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      svc-umds

      Password

      svc-umds_password

  5. Uninstall the current version of Update Manager Download Service.
    1. Navigate to the UMDS installation directory by running the following command.
      cd /usr/local/vmware-umds
    2. Run the following command to uninstall UMDS.
      ./vmware-uninstall-umds.pl
    3. Enter Yes to confirm.
  6. Prepare for running the installation script.
    1. Mount the vCenter Server Appliance ISO to the UMDS virtual machine.
      sudo mkdir -p /mnt/cdrom
      sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
    2. Unarchive the VMware-UMDS-6.5.0.-build_number.tar.gz file:
      tar -xzvf /mnt/cdrom/umds/VMware-UMDS-6.5.0-build_number.tar.gz -C /tmp
  7. Install the latest version of UMDS.
    1. Run the UMDS installation script.
      sudo /tmp/vmware-umds-distrib/vmware-install.pl
    2. Read and accept the EULA.
    3. Press Enter to install UMDS in the default directory /usr/local/vmware-umds and enter yes to confirm directory creation.
    4. Enter the UMDS proxy settings if needed according to the settings of your environment.
    5. Press Enter to set the patch location to /var/lib/vmware-umds and enter yes to confirm directory creation.
    6. Provide the database details.

      Option

      Description

      Provide the database DSN

      UMDS_DSN

      Provide the database username

      umds_db_user

      Provide the database password

      umds_db_user_password

    7. Type yes and press Enter to install UMDS.
  8. Eject the attached upgrade .iso from the UMDS system.