Before you start the upgrade, take a snapshot of each vSphere Data Protection node so that you can roll the update back if a failure occurs.

About this task

Table 1. vSphere Data Protection Appliances in the SDDC

Region

Folder

Virtual Machine Name

Region A

sfo01-m01fd-bcdr

sfo01m01vdp01

Region B

lax01-m01fd-bcdr

lax01m01vdp01

Procedure

  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.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  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 and select Power > Shut Down Guest OS and click Yes in the confirmation dialog box that appears.
  4. After the appliance is powered off, 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 Dependent 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.
  5. Take a snapshot of each node in the cluster.
    1. Right-click the sfo01m01vdp01 virtual machine and select Snapshots > Take Snapshot.
    2. 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

  6. After the snapshot is taken, right-click the sfo01m01vdp01 virtual machine and select Power > Power On.
  7. Repeat the procedure on lax01m01vdp01 under the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server in Region B.