If the management cluster in Region A is vSAN-backed, to remediate the hosts in the cluster, use the system managed baseline that is automatically created in vSphere Update Manager on the Management vCenter Server in Region A.
- Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
- Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
- Log in using the following credentials.
- Verify that the vSAN Build Recommendation Engine is healthy using your my.vmware.com credentials to download the latest recommendation from VMware.
- From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Hosts and Clusters.
- In the Navigator, expand the tree.
- On the Monitor tab, click the vSAN tab and select Health.
- Expand the vSAN Build Recommendation test name.
- Click the vSAN Build Recommendation Engine Health test name, and click the Login to my.vmware.com button.
- In the Login dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.
- Verify that the system managed baseline for upgrade of vSAN-backed hosts is available in vSphere Update Manager in Region A .
- From the Home menu, select Update Manager.
- In the left Servers pane, click sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
- In the right pane, on the Manage tab, click Hosts Baselines.
- In the Baseline Group pane, expand the System managed group and verify that the
VSAN Cluster 'sfo01-m01-mgmt01'baseline group contains the
VMware ESXi 6.5.0 U2 (vSAN 6.6.1 Update 2 build xxxxxxhost update baseline.
- Scan the cluster for updates against the system managed baseline.
- In the Hosts Baselines pane, click the Go to compliance view button to locate the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster in the inventory.
- On the Update Manager tab, click the Scan for Updates button.
- In the Scan for Updates dialog box, under Scan hosts for, select Patches and Extensions and Upgrades , and click OK.
After the scan is completed, the cluster state is
- Remediate the cluster and upgrade to vSphere 6.5 Update 2.
- On the Update Manager tab, click Remediate.
- On the Select baselines page of the Remediate wizard, 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.
- On the Select target objects page, select all management hosts in the cluster and click Next.
- On the Patches and extensions page, ensure that VMware ESXi 6.5 Complete Update 2 is selected and click Next.
- On the Advanced options page, click Next
- On the Host remediation options page, deselect Retry entering maintenance mode in case of failure and click Next.
- On the Cluster remediation options page, select the following options and click Next.
Disable Distributed Power Management (DPM) if it is enabled for any of the selected clusters
Disable High Availability admission control if it is enabled for any of the selected clusters
Enable parallel remediation for the hosts in the selected clusters > Automatically determine the maximum number of concurrently remediated hosts in a cluster
Migrate powered off or suspended VMs to other hosts in the cluster, if a host must enter maintenance mode
- 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.
- After you address all pre-check items, click Finish to begin the upgrade.
- After all ESXi hosts have been upgraded to the latest version, review the NSX status of the management cluster.
- Select .
- Select Installation and Upgrade in the Navigator.
- 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.
- Review the Hardware Compatibility status of the management cluster.
- From the Home menu, select Hosts and Clusters.
- In the Navigator, expand the tree.
- On the Monitor tab, click vSAN tab and select Health.
- Locate and verify that the Hardware compatibility tests have passed.
- If a
Warningtest result is present, expand the Hardware compatibility tests, review individual tests for a
Warningtest result, and perform the following troubleshooting.
Test That Results in a Warning
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
Update Storage Controller Drivers and Firmware in the Administering VMware vSAN documentation.
VMware Knowledge Base article vSAN Health Service - vSAN HCL Health - Controller Release Support
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vSAN HCL DB
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