We are planning to upgrade vSphere 4.1 to 5.0.
I am aware of the vCenter Server upgrade.
But not sure of the Update Manager Upgrade.
Currently vCenter server is holding SQL 2005 Express edition.
I will be using a dedicated SQL 2008 R2 server for vCenter server database.
Let me know if below steps are ok for Upgrade of Update Manager
1. Create a New database on dedicated SQL 2008 server,
2. Remove current DSN on vCenter server,
3. Create a New DSN (32 bit) on vCenter server, (c:\windows\SysWOW64)
4. Stop VMware Update Manager service,
5. Run vSphere installer media > Update Manager
6. In the wizard, select
Delete the old hosts upgrade files
7. Provide vCenter server credentials, leave Ports as defaults
8. Select "Use an existing DSN" and point it to the New DSN created above
9. Finish the wizard.
Currently the patch files are download locally to vCenter server.
Appreciate your help
That's the best plan of action you could come up with and it should work just fine all steps are clear.
Just for reference you could take a look at these.
VMware KB: Creating a 32bit DSN on a 64bit Windows machine
Ok, so download locations of the patches are not affected, It will remain the same, i.e. locally to vCenter server, CORRECT?
Only configuration database will be on SQL 2008.
No the default download location is C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\, so if you are updating you may lose the currently downloaded patches.
Just take a back up of the location before proceeding to upgrade
VMware KB: Changing the download location for VMware vCenter Update Manager patch repository
Yes, that's right. It will delete old host patches, which I have already mentioned in my Point 6 above.
But I want to know that this location for patch download is completely different than the New Update Manager database created on SQL 2008?
Am I correct or wrong?
Can anyone please let me know what I think is correct or not?
That location of patch download is completely different than the new Update Manager database created on SQL 2008 server.
Can anyone please clear my above doubt?