After you complete the upgrade of vSphere Data Protection, clear the snapshots you created as a way to roll the upgrade back.

About this task

Table 1. vSphere Data Protection Appliances in the SDDC



Virtual Machine Name

Region A



Region B




  1. Log in to the Management 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.



      User name




  2. From the Home menu, select VMs and Templates, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01fd-bcdr tree.
  3. Right-click the sfo01m01vdp01 virtual machine, select Power > Shut Down Guest OS, and click Yes in the confirmation dialog box that appears.
  4. After the appliance is powered off, right-click the sfo01m01vdp01 virtual machine and select Snapshots > Manage Snapshots.
  5. On the Snapshots tab, click the snapshot that you created before the vSphere Data Protection upgrade in Region A and click Delete a VM Snapshot.
  6. Change the disk mode of the vSphere Data Protection appliance.
    1. Right-click sfo01m01vdp01 and select Edit Settings.
    2. On the Virtual Hardware tab, expand Hard disk 2, select Independent - Persistent from the Disk Mode drop-down menu.
    3. Click Manage other disks and repeat the step to change the disk mode on Hard Disk 3 to Hard disk 7 and click OK.
  7. After the snapshot has been consolidated, right-click the sfo01m01vdp01 virtual machine and select Power > Power On.
  8. Repeat the procedure on the lax01m01vdp01 virtual machine under the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server in Region B.