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.
- 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 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 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.
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, please use the backup you created to restore your vCenter Server. See Restore vCenter Server from a File-Based Backup.