In the previous blog post we saw the steps involved in upgrading the vCAC Appliance server from 6.0.1 to 6.1. In this blog post we will see how the IaaS components are upgraded and what all steps are involved in the process.
There are some pre-installation steps that need to be taken care of before starting the upgrade process of IaaS components.
We will have to upgrade the IaaS database.
Log in into the vCAC appliance installer portal @ https://vCAC-Appliance:5480/installer
Download the database upgrade scripts on a machine that runs 64-bit java 1.7 or later. This can be your DB server or any server which can reach DB server.
Extract the Zip file and navigate to the unzipped folder using command line. Then run the below command to upgrade the DB.
DBUpgrade –S dbserver –d dbname –E –U username
Where dbserver is your FQDN of DB server. It will be localhost if you are running the script on DB server itself. dbname is the DB instance name for IaaS installation. username is the user who has privilege to execute the script on the DB instance.Make sure you receive the output Finished upgrading database.
If you are using Windows 2008 R2 you will have to upgrade the .Net version to 4.5.1. The package will be provided on the installer page of the vCAC Appliance like shown previously.
Now the actual upgrade of IaaS components will start. Login into each vCAC component server as administrator and perform the upgrade. As mentioned before we will be performing this on a minimal installation in this post. Apart from the fact that all the components are upgraded at once, the process is almost similar for individual components.
We have to download the setup file from the installer page https://vCAC-Appliance:5480/installer
Continue with the Welcome page. Click Next.Accept the License and proceed. Click Next.Now connect to the vCAC Appliance server by specifying the root credentials.In the next window choose upgrade. All other options are grayed out as the machine already has all these components installed.Now specify the Service account that was used to install the IaaS components and also the DB server + instance details.Next windows will show the summary of all the components that will be upgraded as part of the upgrade process.This kicks off the upgrade process which will take a while to complete.Once the process is complete you will receive a message telling its complete.Finish the wizard by clicking Finish button.This completes the upgrade process for IaaS components. Now that both vCAC Appliance and IaaS components have been upgraded, you will see a new portal with all the changes :)
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Abhilash Basavarajaiah is a Global Technical Alliance Manager and an Ambassador for the Office of the CTO @ VMware.
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