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Palibacsi1
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VCenter Server 8 "Upgade" Storage size selection issue

Hello,

I'm trying to test the V8 VCSA upgrade method from a running version 7.0.3.01000.

VCenter Server ISO (VMware-VCSA-all-8.0.0-20519528.iso) downloaded well, running UI > Win32 installer, entered all relevant info to the step-by-step procedure, but when selecting the Disk Storage size I see no option from the Tiny "Default" size, which mentioned something around 600~700 GB by the online manual.
What I can select is the "Large" option, which size I definetely do not have.

Original V7 Disk size allocated around 132GB (default) on a 1TB SSD. I guess the new V8 size selection is wrong / missing the Tiny > Default option.

Pls advise.

Regards,

Pal

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kurtd
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I have the same issue with my upgrade using the 8.0.0-21216066 iso.  I also tried the install option and it has the same problem.

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kurtd
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I found a trick to get it working by just toggling from small default and back to tiny.  I could only get it to work on the install option, not upgrade.  The selection still shows large but the chart shows the correct storage for tiny default.

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I'll then followed this post to finish the upgrade https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/78914

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kurtd
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It didn't actually work in the end.  It said upgrade import failed on the appliance screen.  The appliance ui said

File system /storage/seat for database storage has run out of space. Increase the size of disk /storage/seat or decrease the data retention.

Which is odd because before the upgrade /storage/seat has 9.3GB out of 9.7 available.

I don't think vmware wants us to use version 8, the upgrade is too buggy.  I could try large size but it's a massive waste of space if it were to ever grow that large.

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Palibacsi1
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Hi, at the end I also failed. So I decided to create a new Appliance as I have only 2 managed host locally. Less headache 😉

But the smallest selectable normal size is even 2 times larger than under V7. Same selection, same setting for the existing 2 Hosts to manage.... Maybe V7 had smaller log set or config size.

I hope one day conversion will be smooth operation as V7 soon will be less popular as the time goes by..

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