VMware VCSA 6.7 U1 Update

VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is out. My Lab is at v. 6.7 and I wanted to update to 6.7 Update 1 to have full HTML5 functionality ++. Check out Adam Eckerle’s great writeup in this blog for more info about the new features with vSphere 6.7 Update 1: Under the Hood – vSphere 6.7 Update 1

So, first thing I did was log into my VMware Appliance Management Interface (VAMI), vcenter ip or fqdn port 5480, checked out “Summary”, verified my version:

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Next I went to “Updates” and clicked Check Updates – “Check CD ROM + URL”

The were no updates listed but I knew the patch was ready for download at: Vmware Patch Download Site

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When I chose VC, I could search for the correct fix

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Once downloaded, I connected directly to the ESXI where the vcenter vm was located and attached the patch iso I downloaded.

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Back in the VAMI interface I first did a backup of my vCenter settings

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Next I went to “Update”

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When I now clicked Check Updates – “Check CD ROM + URL” I could see my downloaded patch ready for installation. Did “Pre-Update Check” without any issues and proceeded to “Stage and install”.

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As this is my LAB I unclicked the CEIP option

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Although there was an estimated downtime of 114 minutes, I wasn’t worried. After a couple of cups of coffee, I was able to login to my new and full feature HMTL5 vCenter GUI.

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First thing I wanted to check out was the new Dark Theme….nice!!

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NICE, NICE, NICE THEME!

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The next logical step is to upgrade my VMware ESXI-hosts, which I will cover in my next post here: VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 1 Upgrade

Check out VMware’s vSphere Upgrade Center for overview over upgrade paths for your vSphere-environment: vSphere Upgrade Center

Big thanks to:

VLADAN and his post: How to Patch VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.7 Offline

Tom Fenton and his post: Upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 U1

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.

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