SRM and vSphere upgrade order

I’ve been getting some questions about the correct SRM and vSphere upgrade order from our customers lately. The default order of any vSphere environment is to begin with the vCenter Server of course but the more products and thus complexity you add to your environment, the upgrade order may change. In a multisite … [Read more...]

How to upgrade NSX to version 6.4

The NSX 6.4 release was GA roughly two weeks ago so I decided to do an upgrade on my environment to see what’s new etc. I am not going into details and what’s new in 6.4 release because you can read it in the release notes. I will focus on the upgrade process which is quite straightforward as you will see. The … [Read more...]

vSphere Distributed Switch refused to upgrade to version 6.5

Just after vSphere 6.5 was released I decided to upgrade my lab to 6.5. Most of the upgrade went pretty smooth, but two of my 3 distributed switches refused to upgrade. Googeling for a solution dit not help too much, probably since the product was released just a day before When I tried to upgrade I got a message the … [Read more...]

vCenter 6.5 upgrade did not recognise vSphere 6.0 Platform Service Controller version

When I tried to upgrade my lab environment from vCenter 6.0 with external PSC to vCenter 5.5, I ran in to an annoying issue. I tried to upgrade my PSC, but the installer was not able to determine the version from my current PSC. It assumed it was 5.5 and I had to confirm this, which of course, I did not. No way to tell … [Read more...]

VSAN Health checks disabled after upgrade to vCenter 6.0 U2

Advertise here with BSAYesterday at the Dutch VMUG I was talking to my friend @GabVirtualWorld. Gabe mentioned that he had just upgraded his vCenter Server to 6.0 U2 in his VSAN environment, but hadn’t upgraded the hosts yet. Funny enough later someone else mentioned the same scenario and both of them noticed … [Read more...]

VIB requires VSAN 6.0.0-2.34 but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile

Today I tried to upgrade my ESXi hosts to ESXi 6.0 Update 2. Since it is just a home lab booted from USB and I don’t use update manager, the easiest way for me is to update using the downloaded ZIP bundle. In my SSH session I ran: esxcli software vib update … [Read more...]

VMware: Updating vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 to Update 1

Current build VMware vCenter Server 6.0.0 2776510, vSphere client 6.0.0 2741530   Note: Supported upgrade paths to VCSA 6.0 U1 include from 5.1 U3 & 5.5. While on the topic of upgrades, going from VCSA 6.0 to 6.0 U1 is quite simple. First, you’ll need a patch ISO, which can be found on here. You […] … [Read more...]

VMware: Updating vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 to Update 1

Current build VMware vCenter Server 6.0.0 2776510, vSphere client 6.0.0 2741530   Note: Supported upgrade paths to VCSA 6.0 U1 include from 5.1 U3 & 5.5. While on the topic of upgrades, going from VCSA 6.0 to 6.0 U1 is quite simple. First, you’ll need a patch ISO, which can be found on here. You […] The … [Read more...]

How to upgrade Site Recovery Manager 5.8 to version 6.0

The Site Recovery Manager 6.0 has been released for a while now so it is a good time to have a look at the upgrade process since the original release build also received a patch in April 2015. Before we jump into the upgrade process, let’s have a quick look at what’s new in Site Recovery Manager 6.0. Support for VMware … [Read more...]

How to upgrade vSphere Replication 5.8 to version 6.0

A quick blog post on how to upgrade vSphere Replication 5.8 to version 6.0. You need to perform this step if you using the vSphere Replication in you Site Recovery Manager deployment. This step is mandatory according to the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix if you want to upgrade to Site Recovery Manager 6.0. … [Read more...]