If the management cluster in Region A is vSAN-backed, use the system managed baseline automatically created in vSphere Update Manager on the Management vCenter Server in Region A to remediate the hosts in the cluster.

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. Verify that the vSAN Build Recommendation Engine is healthy using your my.vmware.com credentials to download the latest recommendation from VMware.
    1. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Hosts and Clusters.
    2. In the Navigator, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01m01-mgmt01 tree.
    3. On the Monitor tab, click the vSAN tab and select Health.
    4. Locate and expand the vSAN Build Recommendation test name.
    5. Click the vSAN Build Recommendation Engine Health test name, and click the Login to my.vmware.com button.
    6. In the Login dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Username

      my.vmware.com_account_name

      Password

      my.vmware.com_account_password

  3. Verify that the system managed baseline for upgrade of vSAN-backed hosts is available in vSphere Update Manager in Region A .
    1. From the Home menu, select Update Manager.
    2. In the left Servers pane, click sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    3. In the right pane, on the Manage tab, click Hosts Baselines.
    4. In the Baseline Group pane box, locate the System managed group.
    5. Expand the System managed group, and verify that VSAN Cluster 'sfo01-m01-mgmt01' baseline group containing the VMware ESXi 6.5.0 U1 (build xxxxxxx) host upgrade baseline is present.
      Note:

      If an additional host patch baseline vSAN recommended patch to be applied on top of ESXi 6.5 U1 is present, you include in the remediation operation.

  4. Scan the cluster for updates against the system managed baseline.
    1. Next to the Hosts Baselines pane, click Go to compliance view button to locate the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster.
    2. On the Update Manager tab, click Scan for Updates button.
    3. In the Scan for Updates dialog box, under Scan hosts for, select Patches and Extensions and Upgrades , and click OK.

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

  5. Remediate the 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, in the Baselines Groups and Types pane, select the VSAN Cluster 'sfo01-m01-mgmt01' baseline group, verify that all baselines in the Baselines pane are selected, and click Next.
    3. On the Select target objects page, select all of the management hosts in the cluster and click Next.
    4. If presented with the EULA page, select I accept the terms and license agreement and click Next.
    5. If presented with the Patches and extensions page, select the patch associated with the vSAN recommended patch to be applied on top of ESXi 6.5 U1 host patch baseline and click Next.
    6. On the Advanced options page, click Next
    7. On the Host remediation options page, deselect Retry entering maintenance mode in case of failure and click Next.
    8. 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 selected clusters > Automatically determine the maximum number of concurrently remediated hosts in a cluster

      Selected

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

      Selected

    9. On the Ready to complete page, click Pre-check Remediation to generate a pre-upgrade report about 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 and click OK.

      If the Disable HA admission control message from Recommended Changes is displayed, ignore it.

    10. After you address all pre-check items, click Finish to begin the upgrade.
  6. After all ESXi hosts have been upgraded to the latest version, review the NSX status of the management cluster.
    1. Select Home > Networking & Security.
    2. Select Installation in the Navigator.
    3. On the Host Preparation tab, select 172.16.11.65 from the NSX Manager menu and verify that Installation Status for all management ESXi hosts is green.
  7. Review the Hardware Compatibility status of the management cluster.
    1. From the Home menu, select Hosts and Clusters.
    2. In the Navigator, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01m01-mgmt01 tree.
    3. On the Monitor tab, click vSAN tab and select Health.
    4. Locate and verify that the Hardware compatibility tests passed.
    5. If a Warning test result is present, expand the Hardware compatibility tests, review individual tests for a Warning test result, and perform the following troubleshooting.

      Test That Results in a Warning

      Troubleshooting Guidance

      Controller firmware

      Update Storage Controller Drivers and Firmware in the Administering VMware vSAN documentation

      Controller disk group

      VMware Knowledge Base article vSAN Health Service - Hardware Compatibility - Disk Group Type Check

      Controller driver

      Update Storage Controller Drivers and Firmware in the Administering VMware vSAN documentation.

      Controller

      VMware Knowledge Base article vSAN Health Service - vSAN HCL Health - Controller Release Support

      SCSI controller

      VMware Knowledge Base article vSAN Health Service - vSAN HCL Health – SCSI Controller on vSAN HCL

      vSAN HCL DB

      VMware Knowledge Base article vSAN Health Service - vSAN HCL Health – vSAN HCL DB up-to-date