You can separately update the Java version of all vCenter Server components depending on JRE server by using the VIMPatch ISO file. You can also upgrade the vCenter Server tc Server by using the same patch.
Before you begin
Download the Java Components patch from VMware downloads page at https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads. The name format is VMware-VIMPatch-5.5.0-build_number-YYYYMMDD.iso.
Stop any vCenter Server component operations, as when you apply the patch, all running services will be stopped.
About this task
The following vCenter Server components depend on Java:
vCenter Single Sign-On
vCenter Inventory Service
vSphere Web Client
You can apply the patch without reinstalling the vCenter Server components. The patch delivers updates for JRE and vCenter Server tc Server.
If vCenter Server tc Server is present on the system, where the respective vCenter Server component is installed, this procedure also upgrades vCenter Server tc Server version.
- Mount the VMware-VIMPatch-5.5.0-build_number-YYYYMMDD.iso to the system where the vCenter Server component is installed.
- Double-click ISO_mount_directory/autorun.exe.
A vCenter Server Java Components Update wizard opens.
- Click Patch All.
The patch checks whether the Java components are up to date, and silently upgrades them if necessary.
If vCenter Server tc Server is present on the system, it is also upgraded.