After you convert your vCenter Server to subscription, you can manage your vCenter Server updates from the VMC Console. Whenever an update is available, vSphere+ displays a notification in the VMC Console.

Prerequisites

Important: To continue using vSphere+ seamlessly, you must update your vCenter Server within 8 weeks from the day you receive the first notification. Otherwise, you cannot use vSphere+.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMC Console at https://vmc.vmware.com.
  2. Go to Inventory, select the vCenter Server, and then click Maintenance.
  3. Click Check Prerequisites to check whether the vCenter Server meets all the requirements.
    It takes a while to complete checking all the prerequisites. However, you can still use your vCenter Server while this operation in progress.
  4. Click Update Now to update the vCenter Server.
    While the update is in progress, you cannot use the vCenter Server. However, you can continue to use other vSphere+ services.

Results

The update process takes a while to complete. When the update is complete, you can continue to use the vCenter Server. If the update is not succesful, vSphere+ reverts your vCenter Server to the previous version.

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