Category: vSphere Upgrades

SDDC-Manager Doesn’t want to start or retry an update (VCF 3.10)

I had a weird problem, where my SDDC-Manager of my VCF environment didn’t want to start any update. I had this in 2 different scenario’s. In one case I had a failed ESXi upgrade according to the SDDC-Manager. Checking it later on, the upgrade was fine, but the SDDC-Manager still marked the host in an …read more →

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vCF Upgrade 3.9.1. to 3.10 – vCenter Upgrade errors & issues

Intro During the upgrade of the vCenters of one of my customers, I stumbled several times upon the issue down below. It suggest to check the logs, and to check if the ‘service-control –start applmgmt is running. On both machines the service applmgmt is running. I also checked if SSH was on, which was the …read more →

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Upgrading / Patching vRSLCM 2.1.0.x to Patch 2

  For a customer I needed to patch the vRSLCM suite. Which is quite easy if you know where to look for. Before you start, just make sure that you have made a snapshot of the vRSLCM. First Go to: Settings System Administration Update We first start to update the support Pack, which is as …read more →

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vCF 3.x – SDDC-Manager Precheck Fails: LCM Directories Permission Check

Problem Summary For a customer, I was doing the prechecks for his VCF environments, since we wanted to upgrade the environments from 3.9.1. to 3.10. Unfortunately the following error appeared on all 3 environments.   Error Description: LCM does not have read/write permission to /opt/vmware/vcf/lcm/lcm-app/conf/jpa-prod.properties.bak Proposed Remediation: Make sure LCM App user (vrack) has read …read more →

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vCF 3.x – vRrealize Log Insight, Manual upgrade Procedure to v4.7 (vCF BOM 3.5)

Intro Within vCF, you can deploy the components of the vRealize Suite. In vCF 3.0.1, vRLI 4.6.1 is deployed. When moving from the vCF 3.0.1(or 3.0.1.1) towards vCF 3.5, all the vRealize Suite components that are deployed will be upgraded. For the “vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM)” this will be done automatically. For the other …read more →

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vCF 3.x – ESXi upgrade Procedure for Custom Vendor ISO (vCF 3.5.1 & Higher)

Intro ESXi hosts that uses Vendor specific ISO’s need a bit of extra care when you want to use them for vCF upgrades. In this document we’re going to do a step by step tutorial for upgrading ESXi hosts in vCF with custom iSO’s. This procedure only applies for vCF deployments that are on 3.5.1. …read more →

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vCF 3.x – ESXi upgrade Procedure for Custom Vendor ISO (vCF 3.5.)

Intro ESXi hosts that uses Vendor specific ISO’s need a bit of extra care when you want to use them for vCF upgrades. In this document we’re going to do a step by step tutorial for upgrading ESXi hosts in vCF with custom ISO’s. This procedure only applies for vCF deployments that are on 3.5. …read more →

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vCF 3.x – SDDC Manager Upgrade fails at SDDC-Manager-UI Component

Problem Recap At a customer we had an issue that came back every SDDC-Manager upgrade within the 3.x versions. The SDDC-Manager doesn’t seem to start the upgrade of the SDDC-Manager-UI.app service. In the logs there is almost nothing to find of why this isn’t starting. When looking really closely, we see that the RPM is …read more →

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vCF 3.x – No bundles available in the SDDC Manager

Problem Recap After a successful upgrade of the SDDC Manager to version 3.7.1, the UI of the SDDC Manager doesn’t show me any new bundles that can be downloaded. This issue is commonly known for version 3.7.1. and that is because the SDDC Manager needs 2 updates before it can continue with the other components. …read more →

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Planning and executing the vSphere Roadmap

BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades:
Phase 6 – Defining the Soll & Roadmap

Intro We covered quite some topics in the previous blogposts. We talked about how important the assessment phase is, which Technical & Common vSphere Challenges you could expect, and what the consequences are of certain choices and methods. We also talked about how you can define the “Ist”, and how it is a big part …read more →

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