HI,HOW to restore a pached VCSA from Backup ?
My VCSA Backup ver is 7.0.2.00400，
When I use vCenter Server Appliance installer to restore VCSA from that file-based Backup ,
The installer note 'The restore process requires that both the installer and backup versions are identical. Launch the installer that corresponds with version VC-7.0U2c' .
THE VMware Doc tells me 'If you are restoring a backup from a product that has a vCenter Server product patch applied, you must download the ISO of that particular patch. '
I download that pach ISO, but How to use it ? Thanks
if I understand correctly you have a backup to a certain version of vCenter and you want to restore it ... and you have to use the iso of that version.
but ,my Bcakup ver is 7.0.2.00400,because I install the patch 'VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-7.0.2.00400-18356314-patch-FP.iso'
and the PATCH ISO do not have 'vcsa-ui-installer' in it . like the attachment 'list.txt'.
I install VCSA by use 'VMware-VCSA-all-7.0.2-17920168.iso', my VC ver is '7.0.2.00100'.
then I install the patch 'VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-7.0.2.00400-18356314-patch-FP.iso', my VC ver is '7.0.2.00400', 。
then I Make a backup.
NOW I want to restore the Bcakup.
I can not use 'VMware-VCSA-all-7.0.2-17920168.iso' to restore,because the ver is different.
but the patch ISO do not have THE 'installer'，that is my question.
VMware released on 8/24 the VCSA 7.0.u2c named VMware-VCSA-all-7.0.2-18356314.iso
This Version matched to the version of your VCSA backup. A restore is part of the installation process of a new VCSA. It doesnt work like installation of a VCSA, applying pachtes and than import the old backup.
I have a similar issue however vmware has removed all iso's for the version of my backup.
I am trying to restore vcsa ver 7.0.3.00200 aka vcenter 7.0 update 3b
I downloaded and licensed my environment through vmug advantage program so no support is included. I had a very complex lab setup as this was the base for a multi tenant cloud lab.
my vcsa boots however many services fail to start and i receive a slew of errors when I try to manually start them. Web interface does not work either.
I just need the vcsa 7.0.3.00200 iso and I can restore from my file backup then update to newer version. I have tried asking for help in many other places including vmware support however they do not recognize VMUG Advantage evalexperience, I do not blame them as it clearly states it comes with no support however I am not asking for tech support. This one .iso that was taken down could literally get my entire environment restored. Please can someone help?
This is my first post and I was not sure if I should have started a new thread, please excuse my ignorance.