PeterOverhem
Contributor
Contributor

Update vSphere 4 to 4.1

Hi

Have an installation with vCenter and vSphere 4 and need to update to 4.1.

The problem is that the vCenter has no connectivity to internet due to security reasons.

How can I solve this without compromising security ?

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schepp
Leadership
Leadership

Hi,

Where's the problem? You don't need internet to update vCenter. Just download the newest iso file of 4.1, burn it to a DVD/CD, put it into the vCenter Server, run the update. Done

Regards

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PeterOverhem
Contributor
Contributor

Hi

Want to use Update manager....

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schepp
Leadership
Leadership

It's not possible to update the vCenter with the Update manager.....

You need to:

1. Update vCenter and the Update Manager with the iso.

2. then you can update the ESX(i) hosts with the Update Manager (load the ESX-iso into the update manager).

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PeterOverhem
Contributor
Contributor

Hi

vcenter server works now but having problems with updating 4.0 hosts to 4.1.

Getting error message from update manager :

The host upgrade baseline does not contain the right upgrade package to upgrade host xxxxxxx

to version 4.1

Current version on hosts is 4.0.0, 261974

Version of iso is 4.1.0 , 260247

What upgrade pack do I need ?

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ab_lal
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Firstly go to Update Manager Administration   and create Baseline and groups

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PeterOverhem
Contributor
Contributor

Hi

Done all that !

Still not working.

In upgrade details there is an message " The upgrade has a missing package for host xxxxxx of type esx "

Any ideas ?

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tjaster
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Just download the following zip file from the product download page: (ESXi 4 Update 1 Upgrade zip from ESXi 4.0). Then under Admin-View of Update Manager visit the Host-Upgrade-Release Tab and Upload the zip file downloaded. Then just create a baseline with the upgrade File and attach it to the Hosts. Then just scan the cluster or Farm and you can install the upgrade. Smiley Happy

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