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VMware: Updating vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 to Update 1

December 18th, 2015 3 comments

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 ‘ll notice there are two patch ISOs, FP and TP.

Download VCSA patch from here.

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FP
is a full product patch for VC & PSC appliances only.

TP is third party patch spanning multiple products, such as VCSA, vCenter Windows, VUM, PSC appliance and windows.

 

To update/patch your vCenter 6.0 Appliance, please follow the below steps:

  1. Connect directly to vSphere host which running vCenter Appliance
  2. Take a snapshot of VCSA
  3. Connect downloaded ISO file to the VCSA VM
  4. Log in to the VCSA via SSH
  5. Run the following command
    To mount ISO and accept EULA:

software-packages stage –iso –acceptEulas

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To stage ISO:

software-packages install –iso

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To see  the staged content:

software-packages list –staged

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To  install the staged rpms:

software-packages install –staged

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shutdown reboot –r patching

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Result

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New buildnumber: VMware vCenter Server 6.0.0 3018523

 

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VMware: Toggling the vCenter Server Appliance 6.x default shell

December 18th, 2015 No comments

This article provides vSphere Administrators steps to toggle between default shells available on the vCentrer Server Appliance (vCSA). 

Currently, the vCSA is bundled with these supported shells:

  • Appliance Shell
  • BASH Shell
    Today I tried to upgrade vCenter Appliance 6.0.0 to Update 1, after runnning command “software-packages stage –iso –acceptEulas” I receiver message:

    -bash: software-packages: command not found

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Switching the vCenter Server Appliance 6.x to Appliance Shell

 

  1. Log in to the vCenter Server Appliance via SSH.
  2. Run this command to change from using the BASH Shell to the Appliance Shell:

    chsh -s /bin/appliancesh root

  3. Log out from the BASH Shell and re-log in for this to take affect.

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Result

After restart the SSH sessoin I was able to run commands in bash shell

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Sr. Infrastructure Consultant by IT-Value. Sander has over 10 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization, storage and SBC

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VMware: Manual set static IP-address to vCenter Appliance (VCSA)

January 19th, 2015 1 comment

When deploying the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) it will default look for a DHCP address. When there is no DHCP server available the following error is displayed:

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NO NETWORKING DETECTED, PLEASE LOGIN AND RUN THE COMMAND /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_config_net TO CONFIGURE THE NETWORK

 

Solution

1. Press F2 to login

2. Enter default username: root

3. Enter default password: vmware

4. Run command: /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_config_net

5. Press 6 to setup eth0

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6. After allocate a static IP Address to the VCSA the post configuration can be done by using the following URL: 

https://static-ip-address:5480

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VMware: Update vCenter Server appliance

January 24th, 2014 No comments

Last week I updated my vCenter Server Appliance in my homelab, this was too easy:

– Browser: http://vcentername:5480
– Login with root / admin (if AD integrated) credentials
– Tab: Update, click: Check updates
– Available updates: appliance version: 5.5.0.5201 build 1476389 (current: 5.5.0.5100 build 1312297)

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– Click: Install updates

 

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– Installing updates..

 

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– Appliance update is completed, reboot the appliance

 

Status:

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Sr. Infrastructure Consultant by IT-Value. Sander has over 10 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization, storage and SBC

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