When you upgrade the vSphere components in Region A and Region B, upgrade the Platform Services Controller instances that are configured in a highly-available pair in Region A first.

About this task

Table 1. Platform Services Controller Instances in Region A

Role

Fully Qualified Domain Name

Platform Services Controller for the management cluster

sfo01m01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Platform Services Controller for the shared edge and compute cluster

sfo01w01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Prerequisites

  • Verify that a backup of the Platform Services Controllers virtual appliances in Region A exists. See the VMware Validated Design Backup and Restore documentation.

  • Mount the upgrade VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.5.0.x-build_number-patch-FP.iso file to the virtual appliances

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. On the load balancer for the Platform Services Controller instances, direct the traffic only to the Compute Platform Services Controller and disable health monitoring for the Management Platform Services Controller.
    1. From Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Network & Security.
    2. In the Navigator, select NSX Edges.
    3. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select the NSX Manager for the management cluster in Region A 172.16.11.65 and double-click the sfo01psc01 device to open its settings.
    4. On the Manage tab, click the Load Balancer tab and click Pools.
    5. Select psc-https-443 and click Edit.
    6. In the Edit Pool dialog box, select the sfo01m01psc01 node from the member nodes, click Edit, select Disable from the State drop-down menu and click OK.
    7. Repeat the steps on the other load balancer pool, psc-tcp-443.
    8. On the Pools page, click Show Pools Statistics and verify that both psc-https-443 and psc-tcp-443 report status DOWN for sfo01m01psc01.
  3. Log into the appliance management interface (VAMI) of the Management Platform Services Controller.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local:5480.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      mgmtpsc_root_password

  4. Upgrade the appliance.
    1. In the appliance management interface, click Update in the left pane.
    2. In the Update pane, click Check Updates and select Check CDROM.
    3. Verify that the Available Updates shown match the version in VMware Software Versions in the Upgrade, click Install Updates and select Install CDROM Updates.
    4. In the End User License Agreement dialog box, accept the EULA and click Install.
    5. After the update completes, click OK in the Installing Upgrades dialog box.
  5. Restart the appliance to apply the upgrade.
    1. Click the Summary tab, and click Reboot.
    2. In the System Reboot dialog box, click Yes.
  6. After the restart completes, log back in to the virtual appliance management interface, and verify the version number in the Update pane.
  7. Enable the traffic direction to the Management Platform Services Controller and enable health monitoring on the load balancer.
    1. From the vSphere Web Client Home menu, select Network & Security.
    2. In the Navigator, select NSX Edges.
    3. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select the NSX Manager for the management cluster in Region A 172.16.11.65 and double-click the sfo01psc01 device to open its settings.
    4. On the Manage tab, click the Load Balancer tab and click Pools.
    5. Select psc-https-443 and click Edit.
    6. In the Edit Pool dialog box, select the sfo01m01psc01 node from the member nodes, click Edit, select Enable from the State drop-down menu and click OK.
    7. Repeat the steps on the other load balancer pool, psc-tcp-443.
    8. On the Pools page, click Show Pools Statistics and confirm that both psc-https-443 and psc-tcp-443 report status UP for sfo01m01psc01.
  8. Eject the attached upgrade .iso file from the Platform Services Controller instance.
  9. Repeat the steps on the sfo01w01psc01 node.