Use vSphere Update Manger to upgrade the ESXi hosts in the management cluster 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 by using the following credentials.
Setting Value User name email@example.com Password vsphere_admin_password
- Upload the ESXi installation file to the vSphere Update Manager Server.
- From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Update Manager.
- In the Servers pane, select sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
- On the Manage tab, click ESXi Images, and click Import ESXi Image.
- In the Import ESXi Image dialog box, click Browse, navigate to the VVD ESXi 6.7 Update 1 with NSX 6.4.4 VIBs M01-REG-A.iso file, and click Open.
- Wait until the image file is imported and click Close.
- Create a baseline for the ESXi image.
- On the Manage tab, click Host Baselines, and click New Baseline.
- In the New Baseline wizard, follow the prompts and configure the following settings.
New Baseline Wizard Page
Name and type
VMware Validated Design ESXi 6.7 Upgrade
VVD ESXi 6.7 Update 1 with NSX 6.4.4 VIBs M01-REG-A.iso
Ready to complete
- Attach the baseline to the management cluster.
- On the Host Baselines tab, click Go to compliance view, and select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster in the inventory.
- On the Update Manager tab, click Attach Baseline.
- In the Attach Baseline or Baseline Group dialog box, under Upgrade Baselines, select the VMware Validated Design ESXi 6.7 Upgrade baseline, and click OK.
- Scan the cluster for upgrades against the new baseline.
- On the Update Manager tab, click Scan for Updates.
- In the Scan for Updates dialog box, select Upgrades, and click OK.
After the scan finishes, the cluster state is Non-Compliant.
- Remediate the management cluster and upgrade the ESXi hosts that it contains.
- On the Update Manager tab, click Remediate.
- In the Remediate wizard, follow the prompts and configure the following settings.
Remediate Wizard Page
Baselines groups and types
VMware Validated Design ESXi 6.7 Upgrade
Select target objects
End User License Agreement
I accept the terms and license agreement.
Host remediation options
Enable quick boot
VM Power state
Do not change the virtual machine power state
Disable any removable media devices connected to the virtual machines on the host.
Retry entering maintenance mode in case of failure.
Enable path remediation of powered on PXE booted hosts.
Save as the default host remediation options.
Cluster remediation options
Disable Distributed Power Management (DPM) if it is enabled for any of the selected clusters.
Disable Fault Tolerance (FT) if it is enabled. This affects all fault tolerant virtual machines in the selected cluster.
Disable High Availability admission control if it is enabled for any of the selected clusters .
Enable parallel remediation for the hosts in the cluster.
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 the Pre-check Remediation button.
- Address any reported issues with the cluster and click OK.
- On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.
- Verify the ESXi upgrade status on the management cluster.
- From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Hosts and Clusters.
- Expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree and select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster in the inventory.
- On the Update Manager tab, ensure the cluster state is Compliant for the VMware Validated Design ESXi 6.7 Upgrade.
- Verify the NSX installation status on the management cluster.
- From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Networking & Security.
- In the Navigator pane, click Installation and Upgrade.
- On the Host Preparation tab, from the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select 172.16.11.65 | Primary.
Verify that the NSX Installation status for all ESXi hosts displays 6.4.4.build_number.