To continue your upgrade of the vSphere and disaster recovery instances in the SDDC, after you upgrade the Management vCenter Server, upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance in Region B.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that a backup of the vSphere Replication virtual appliance in Region B exists.

  • Mount the upgrade VMWare-vSphere_Replication-6.x.x-build_number.iso file to the virtual appliance.

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. Take a snapshot of the vSphere Replication appliance in Region B.
    1. From the Home menu, click VMs and Templates and expand the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local > lax01-m01dc > lax01-m01fd-bcdr tree.
    2. Right-click the lax01m01vrms01 virtual machine and select Snapshots > Take Snapshot.
    3. In the Take VM Snapshot dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      VMware Validated Design 4.1 BCDR Upgrade

      Snapshot the virtual machine's memory

      Deselected

      Quiesce guest file system (Needs VMware Tools installed)

      Deselected

  3. Log in to the Virtual Appliance Management Interface of the vSphere Replication appliance
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01vrms01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Settings

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vr_lax_root_password

  4. Click the Update tab and click Settings.
  5. Under the Update Repository section, select the Use CDROM Updates radio button and click Save Settings.
  6. Click Status and click Check Updates to load the update from the .iso file.
  7. Validate that Available Updates match the version defined by VMware Validated Design Software Components and click Install Updates.
  8. In the Install Update dialog box, click OK.
  9. After the upgrade completes, click the System tab and click Reboot.
  10. In the System Reboot dialog box, click Reboot.

    During the upgrade process, after you have initiated the reboot of the appliance, the appliance will reboot two times during the upgrade.

  11. After the vSphere Replication appliance reboots, log in to the Virtual Appliance Management Interface and re-register the vSphere Replication appliance with the Platform Services Controller.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01vrms01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Settings

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vr_lax_root_password

    3. On the VR tab, click Configuration.
    4. Under the Startup Configuration section, enter the password for vCenter Single Sign-On and click Save and Restart Service.

      Setting

      Value

      Configuration Mode

      Configure using the embedded database

      LookupService Address

      lax01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      SSO Administrator

      svc-vr@rainpole.local

      Password

      svc-vr_password

      VRM Host

      172.17.11.123

      VRM Site Name

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      vCenter Server Address

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      vCenter Server Port

      80

      vCenter Server Admin Mail

      vcenter_server_admin_email

    5. After the restart is complete, verify that the Service Status section on the Configuration tab reports that VRM service is running.
  12. Close all browser sessions to vCenter Server and clear the browser's cache.
  13. Eject the attached upgrade ISO from the vSphere Replication virtual appliance.