Update on this. After reading other documents and KB articles I tried a recommendation on a simialr issue of "leaving the Domain" on the affected ESX Server.
Steps to recovery were:
Rebooted the stuck ESX server and used <Shift-R> and reverted back to 5.5.
Went into VCenter and had the ESX server leave the domain.
Rebooted the server re-ran the upgrade and it completed successfully.
Thanks, man! Encountered the same issue with Dell PE R720 today. Rollback + leaving the domain worked like a charm...
I also experienced this issue when upgrading from 5.5 to 6.0 on a PE R720. I was able to run the upgrade successfully on a host that was not joined to the domain. Do you have links to the other documents and KB you used?
I had the same issue on a two Dell PowerEdge R620 using the Dell Customized Image (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.0.0.update01-3073146.x86_64-Dell_Customized-A02.ISO), which was the latest version under Dell Support Downloads.
The hosts where not joined to a AD Domain,
Using the original an newer Image from VMware solved it. (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-201601001-3380124.x86_64.iso)
I'm not sure if there was something wrong with the Dell customizations or if it was a bug in the previous release.
Hi guys, I have come into the same issue. I dont understand how you to revert back to the old installation. If i restart the host and use shift-R i dont get any response.
Can someone describe to me how to perform this action.
the host was domain joined so sure its the same problem as you have had.