Use vSphere Update Manger to upgrade the ESXi hosts in the management cluster in Region A.

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 by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name administrator@vsphere.local
      Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. Upload the ESXi installation file to the vSphere Update Manager Server.
    1. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Update Manager.
    2. In the Servers pane, select sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    3. On the Manage tab, click ESXi Images, and click Import ESXi Image.
    4. 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.
    5. Wait until the image file is imported and click Close.
  3. Create a baseline for the ESXi image.
    1. On the Manage tab, click Host Baselines, and click New Baseline.
    2. In the New Baseline wizard, follow the prompts and configure the following settings.

      New Baseline Wizard Page

      Setting

      Value

      Name and type

      Name

      VMware Validated Design ESXi 6.7 Upgrade

      Description

      -

      Baseline type

      Host Upgrade

      ESXi image

      ESXi image

      VVD ESXi 6.7 Update 1 with NSX 6.4.4 VIBs M01-REG-A.iso

      Ready to complete

      -

      -

  4. Attach the baseline to the management cluster.
    1. On the Host Baselines tab, click Go to compliance view, and select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster in the inventory.
    2. On the Update Manager tab, click Attach Baseline.
    3. 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.
  5. Scan the cluster for upgrades against the new baseline.
    1. On the Update Manager tab, click Scan for Updates.
    2. In the Scan for Updates dialog box, select Upgrades, and click OK.

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

  6. Remediate the management cluster and upgrade the ESXi hosts that it contains.
    1. On the Update Manager tab, click Remediate.
    2. In the Remediate wizard, follow the prompts and configure the following settings.

      Remediate Wizard Page

      Setting

      Value

      Select baselines

      Baselines groups and types

      Upgrade baselines

      Baselines

      VMware Validated Design ESXi 6.7 Upgrade

      Select target objects

      Host name

      • sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      • sfo01m01esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local

      • sfo01m01esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local

      • sfo01m01esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local

      End User License Agreement

      I accept the terms and license agreement.

      Selected

      Advanced options

      -

      -

      Host remediation options

      Enable quick boot

      Deselected

      VM Power state

      Do not change the virtual machine power state

      Disable any removable media devices connected to the virtual machines on the host.

      Deselected

      Retry entering maintenance mode in case of failure.

      Deselected

      Enable path remediation of powered on PXE booted hosts.

      Deselected

      Save as the default host remediation options.

      Deselected

      Cluster remediation options

      Disable Distributed Power Management (DPM) if it is enabled for any of the selected clusters.

      Selected

      Disable Fault Tolerance (FT) if it is enabled. This affects all fault tolerant virtual machines in the selected cluster.

      Deselected

      Disable High Availability admission control if it is enabled for any of the selected clusters .

      Selected

      Enable parallel remediation for the hosts in the cluster.

      Selected

      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

    3. On the Ready to complete page, click the Pre-check Remediation button.
    4. Address any reported issues with the cluster and click OK.
    5. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.
  7. Verify the ESXi upgrade status on the management cluster.
    1. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Hosts and Clusters.
    2. Expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree and select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster in the inventory.
    3. On the Update Manager tab, ensure the cluster state is Compliant for the VMware Validated Design ESXi 6.7 Upgrade.
  8. Verify the NSX installation status on the management cluster.
    1. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Networking & Security.
    2. In the Navigator pane, click Installation and Upgrade.
    3. 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.