In a dual-region SDDC, after you complete the upgrade of the virtual infrastructure components for the management pod in Region A, start the upgrade of vSphere Update Manager Download Service (UMDS), management ESXi hosts, VMware Tools and vSAN in Region B. Upgrading both regions enables failover and failback between Region A and Region B.

About this task

Table 1. General Parameters for Upgrade of UMDS, Management ESXi and vSAN Region B

Component

Value

vSphere Web Client URL

https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client

vCenter Server

lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

Cluster

lax01-m01-mgmt01

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Upgrade the UMDS to the version that is compliant with new vSphere version.

    Repeat Upgrade vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region A in Region B by using the following details:

    Table 2. Configuration for UMDS Upgrade in Region B

    Setting

    Value

    UMDS IP address

    192.168.32.67

    UMDS fully qualified domain name

    lax01umds01.lax01.rainpole.local

    vCenter Server

    lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

    Data center

    lax01-m01dc

    Cluster

    lax01-m01-mgmt01

    Folder

    lax01-m01fd-mgmt

    UMDS virtual machine

    lax01umds01

  3. Upgrade the managing ESXi hosts in Region B.

    Repeat Upgrade the ESXi Hosts in the Management Cluster in Region A by using the following details:

    Table 3. Management ESXi Hosts to Upgrade in Region B

    Host IP Address

    Fully Qualified Domain Name

    Cluster Name

    vSAN Datastore

    NSX Manager for the Management Cluster

    172.17.11.101

    lax01m01esx01.lax01.rainpole.local

    lax01-m01-mgmt01

    lax01-m01-vsan01

    172.17.11.65

    172.17.11.102

    lax01m01esx02.lax01.rainpole.local

    172.17.11.103

    lax01m01esx03.lax01.rainpole.local

    172.17.11.104

    lax01m01esx04.lax01.rainpole.local

    172.17.11.1xx

    lax01m01esxxx.lax01.rainpole.local

  4. Upgrade the VMware Tools on the management virtual machines in the management cluster in Region B.

    Repeat Remediate VMware Tools in the Management Cluster in Region A by using the following details:

    Table 4. Management Virtual Machines and Virtual Appliances In Region B

    Cluster Name

    Folder

    Role

    Virtual Machine Name

    lax01-m01-mgmt01

    lax01-m01d-mgmt

    Update Manager Download Service

    lax01umds01

    lax01-m01fd-vraias

    vRealize Automation Proxy Agent

    lax01ias01a.lax01.rainpole.local

    lax01ias01b.lax01.rainpole.local

    lax01-m01fd-bcdr

    vSphere Data Protection

    lax01m01vdp01

    Site Recovery Manager

    lax01m01srm01

  5. Upgrade the on-disk format of vSAN on the hosts in the management cluster in Region B.

What to do next

Verify that UMDS, management hosts and vSAN are operational. See Validate vSphere in the VMware Validated Design Operational Verification documentation.