Wednesday, 20 April 2016

update/patch your vCenter 6.x Appliance using iso and cli

To update/patch your vCenter 6.x Appliance, please follow the below steps:
  1. Download VCSA patch from here.
    How to update or patch vCenter 6 Appliance (VCSA)
    Product Patches - VMware site.
  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.
    Command> software-packages install --iso --acceptEulas
  6. Accept EULA and wait till patching/updating will be finished:
    [2015-04-28T15:15:12.118] : Staging software update packages from ISO
    [2015-04-28T15:15:13.118] : ISO mounted successfully
    [2015-04-28 15:15:13,198] : Running pre-stage script.....
    [2015-04-28T15:15:14.118] : Verifying staging area
    [2015-04-28T15:15:14.118] : Validating software update payload
    [2015-04-28T15:15:14.118] : Validation successful
    [2015-04-28 15:15:51,055] : Processing software packages in update payload 36/36
    [2015-04-28T15:16:18.118] : ISO unmounted successfully
    [2015-04-28T15:16:18.118] : (34) packages staged successfully
    [2015-04-28 15:16:18,694] : Running test transaction ....
    [2015-04-28 15:16:24,707] : Running pre-install script.....
    [2015-04-28T15:18:23.118] : Services stopped.
    [2015-04-28 15:18:23,082] : Upgrading software packages ....
    [2015-04-28 15:21:04,355] : Running post-install script.....
    [2015-04-28T15:21:05.118] : Packages upgraded successfully, Reboot is required to complete the installation.
  7. Reboot VCSA by running:
    shutdown reboot -r updating
  8. vCenter Appliance build should be changed
How to update or patch vCenter 6 Appliance (VCSA) - new build
New VCSA build version.

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