After you upgrade the components that support the management cluster in the SDDC, you upgrade the Compute vCenter Server in Region A and repeat this operation in Region B.

Upgrading vCenter Server for the Shared Edge and Compute cluster is a single-step operation. You update the Compute vCenter Server in Region A and then repeat this operation in Region B.

Table 1. Compute vCenter Server Instances in the SDDC

Region

Role

IP Address

Fully Qualified Domain Name

Region A

Compute vCenter Server

172.16.11.64

sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Region B

Compute vCenter Server

172.17.11.64

lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

Prerequisites

  • Download the vCenter Server Appliance upgrade VMware-VCSA-all-6.7.0-build_number.iso file locally to a windows host that has access to the management VLAN network.

  • Verify that all compute ESXi hosts have the lockdown mode disabled during the upgrade.

  • To have edge and tenant workloads automatically migrated between hosts while they are upgraded, verify that vSphere DRS on the Shared Edge and Compute cluster is set to Fully Automated for the duration of the upgrade operations.

  • Ensure that any integration with the Compute vCenter Server instances in the environment is quiesced of all activities. Such activities include but are not limited to users performing active backups of components or provisioning of new virtual machines by using vRealize Automation. Without quiescing the environment, rollback operations can be disrupted by orphaned objects that might be generated after you have taken snapshots. This may also result in extending the time of the maintenance windows.

  • Verify that current backups of the Compute vCenter Server instances exist in both regions.

What to do next

  • Verify that vCenter Server is operational after the upgrade.