Weird thing happening.
I do an upgrade from 6.7 and all seems well, except the fact that there is no trace of the Update Manager tool after vCenter restarts.
In an attempt to solve this I did:
- Re-register the Update Manager with /usr/lib/vmware-updatemgr/bin/updatemgr-utility.py register_vc
- Resetting the database using /usr/lib/vmware-updatemgr/bin/updatemgr-utility.py reset-db and cleaning out the patchstore folder
- Restarted vCenter
None of it helps. Rolling back, Update Manager re-appears without an issue and works fine.
So, after investigating a little more, I discovered one weird thing. After rolling back to 6.7.0-9433931 and checking that everything works fine, I go to the VCSA using SSH.
After I stage update 1 ISO using the VCSA console and run software-packages list --staged, this is the output I get:
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 188.8.131.5200
Type: vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller
Last login: Sat Oct 27 16:44:21 2018 from 10.x.y.z
Connected to service
* List APIs: "help api list"
* List Plugins: "help pi list"
* Launch BASH: "shell"
Command> software-packages stage --iso --acceptEulas
[2018-10-27T17:12:40.300] : ISO mounted successfully
[2018-10-27T17:12:41.300] : Evaluating packages to stage...
[2018-10-27T17:12:41.300] : Verifying staging area
[2018-10-27T17:12:41.300] : ISO unmounted successfully
[2018-10-27T17:12:41.300] : Staging process completed successfully
Command> software-packages list --staged
productname: VMware vCenter Server Appliance
summary: Update for VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.7.0
version_supported: ['184.108.40.20600', '220.127.116.1100', '18.104.22.16800']
eulaAcceptTime: 2018-10-27 17:12:41 CEST
releasedate: October 16, 2018
vendor: VMware, Inc.
size in MB: 1829
So, it seems this update is not supported on my version, although upgrading itself works without any issue other than Update Manager.
I haven't been able to find any article on this issue anywhere just yet, so any help in this regards is very much appreciated.