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 Advantage displays a notification in the VMC Console.


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


  1. Log in to the VMC Console at
  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 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 Advantage 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 Advantage reverts your vCenter Server to the previous version.

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