etpelle72
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ESXi 5.5 upgrade to 6.0 stuck at vfc loaded successfully

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I upgraded from 5.5 to 6.0 via the vsphere upgrade manager.  After it boots it gets to the main screen with the black upper half and lower yellow half with the status bar.  It says vfc loaded successfully and the status bar is 2/3rds of the way across.  It has been sitting there like that for 30 mins.  I can ping it but it looks like it is stuck.  Should I hard power it off or continue to wait?

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IBM_India
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hi

you could wait, because it is updated and it takes time to initialise full settling etc,

It it seems it is hang please reboot, it must work second time

otherwise, will have to require ESX log file to trace error

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sakthivelramali
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Hi

Please try below steps :

1. After the ESXi upgrade is failed or Hung, reboot your ESXi host. Durig ESXi host boot up, hit  Shift+R

2. ESXi Recovery ModeRecovery mode will display the ESXi build version which you were upgrading from. If you want to roll back to the previous version, hit Y to go back to the previous version of ESXi. In my case , I was upgrading my ESXi host from ESXI 5.5 to ESXi 6.0. So I am hitting Y to rollback to previous version ie. ESXi 5.5.

3. Check the logs and fix the issue on the host and try for upgrade

thanks

Sakthivel.

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IBM_India
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hi

you could wait, because it is updated and it takes time to initialise full settling etc,

It it seems it is hang please reboot, it must work second time

otherwise, will have to require ESX log file to trace error

if you think this post is helpful, please provide points accordingly thanks Zubair Technical Specialist

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etpelle72
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I rebooted it and it still got stuck at vfc loaded successfully.  I then rebooted to do the shift+R to go back to the previous install, but decided to try one more time and it booted up perfectly fine no problems.  Thanks for the replies.

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