Update vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 to a newer version

In the next article describing vSphere 6.5, I will show you how to upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 to a newer version.

I will perform an upgrade of vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (GA release) to latest available release which is vCenter Server 6.5.0b (5178943).

 vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 update prerequisites

From my experience I suggest to perform two tasks: backup vCenter Server Appliance and take a snapshot. We will need as well vCenter Server Appliance update iso. Once downloaded simply mount it to VM.

Update vCenter Server Appliance 6.5

  1. Login to vCenter Server Appliance IP/FQDN VAMI URL – https://IP_OR_FQDN:5480 and type username and password.
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  2. Once logged in go to Update and click Check Updates. In our case we will use CD-ROM. Click on it.
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  3. VM CD-ROM will be scanned for vCSA update iso. It will take few moments to perform scan and later on we will see in the section Available Updates.
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  4. Click Install Updates and Install CD-Rom Updates. Accept EULA and click Install to proceed with update.
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  5. After few minutes vCenter Server Appliance update will be finished.
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  6. The last step is to reboot appliance.
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Summary

As you saw update of vCenter Server Appliance takes just a few minutes.

 

 

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