Create a baseline so that vSphere Update Manager on the Compute vCenter Server in each region can automatically identify an update to remediate your clusters that use traditional storage, such as NFS.

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. Create a new fixed baseline for ESXi 6.5 Update 1 in vSphere Update Manager in Region A
    1. From the Home menu, select Update Manager.
    2. In the left Servers pane, click sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    3. In the right pane, on the Manage tab, click Host Baselines.
    4. In the Host Baselines pane, click New Baseline.

      The New Baseline wizard appears.

    5. On the Name and type page, enter the following options and click Next

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 1 for VMware Validated Design 4.1

      Description

      -

      Baseline Type

      Host Patch

    6. On the Patch options page, select Fixed.
    7. On the Patches page, type Update 1 in the Filter search box and press Enter, check the box next to the patch names VMware ESXi 6.5 Complete Update 1 and click Next.
    8. On the Ready to complete page, review the baseline details and click Finish.
  3. Attach and scan the cluster for updates against the new baseline
    1. In the Host Baselines pane, click Go to Compliance View to locate the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server and to the sfo01-w01-comp1 cluster.
    2. On the Update Manager tab, click Attach Baseline.
    3. In the Attach Baseline dialog box, select the VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 1 for VMware Validated Design 4.1 baseline and click OK.
    4. After the baseline is attached, click Scan for Updates .
    5. In the Scan for Updates dialog box, under Scan hosts for, select Upgrades and Patches and Extensions and click OK.

      After the scan is complete, the cluster status is Non-Compliant.

  4. Remediate the hosts in the shared edge and compute cluster and upgrade to vSphere 6.5 Update 1.
    1. On the Update Manager tab, click Remediate.
    2. In the Remediate wizard, on the Select baselines page, under Baselines Groups and Types, click Patch Baselines, and select the VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 1 for VMware Validated Design 4.1 baseline and click Next.
    3. On the Select Target objectst page, select all of the management hosts in the cluster and click Next.
    4. On the Patch and extensions page, select the VMware ESXi 6.5 Complete Update 1 patch and click Next.
    5. On the Advanced options page, click Next
    6. On the Host remediation options page, deselect Retry entering maintenance mode in case of failure and click Next.
    7. On the Cluster remediation options page, select the following options and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      Disable Distributed Power Management (DPM) if it is enabled for any of the selected clusters

      Selected

      Disable High Availability admission control if it is enabled for any of the selected clusters

      Selected

      Enable parallel remediation for the hosts in the cluster > Automatically determine the maximum number of concurrently remediated hosts in a cluster

      Selected

      Migrate powered off or suspended VMs to other hists in the cluster, if a host must enter maintenance mode

      Selected

    8. On the Ready to complete page, click Pre-check Remediation to generate a pre-upgrade report of any identifiable problems that would prevent a successful upgrade.

      Address any items reported in the Pre-check Remediation dialog box before proceeding with the upgrade. Click OK to close the screen. Ignore the Disable HA admission control message from Recommended Changes.

    9. After you address all pre-check items, click Finish to begin the upgrade.
  5. Review the NSX status of the shared edge and compute cluster.
    1. Select Home > Networking & Security.
    2. Select Installation in the Navigator.
    3. On the Host Preparation tab, select 172.16.11.66 from the NSX Manager menu and verify that Installation Status for all management ESXi hosts is green.
  6. Repeat this procedure on the lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server using the VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 1 for VMware Validated Design 4.1 baseline.