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.
- Ensure that your vSphere environment meets all the requirements. See Prepare Your vSphere Environment.
- Enter the network configuration settings for your vCenter Server. See Enable Updates for Your vCenter Server.
- Download the latest version of the vCenter Server by using the Downloads option in the VMC Console. See Download Software Binaries.
- Back up your vCenter Server. See File-Based Backup and Restore of vCenter Server.
- Log in to the VMC Console at https://vmc.vmware.com.
- Go to Inventory, select the vCenter Server, and then click Maintenance.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
What to do next
- If the update is not successful, power off and preserve the vCenter Server VM on which the update failed. Create a support request or contact VMware Support for further assistance.
- If the auto-revert also fails, use the backup you created to restore your vCenter Server. See Restore vCenter Server from a File-Based Backup.