Upgradation from 5.1 to 5.5

1 SSO Upgradation

1.1 Current vCenter 5.1

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1.2  Go to vCenter Installer and Select vCenter SSO>Install

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1.3 Certificate will pop-up. Select OK

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1.4 Accept the EULA

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1.5 vCenter will check for the prerequisites.

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1.6 vCenter will recognize the current setup for upgrade. Select next.

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1.7 If the previous setup was the first instance then select First existing vCenter SSO

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1.8 Provide the current vCenter password.

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1.9 Give the site name.

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1.10 If required change the path of the SSO installation path Directory.

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1.11 vCenter will review the installation options.

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1.12 Once the installation is over, select finish.

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2 Web services installation

2.1 Go to vCenter Installer and Select vCenter SSO>Web Client

webclient install

2.2 Select Next

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2.3 Accept EULA

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2.4. If required change the destination of the installation folder.

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2.5 Check for the ports

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2.6. Provide SSO Password>Next

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2.7. Setp will pop-up for password

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2.8. Select install for final setup.

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2.9. Select Finish to complete the setup. Now Web client can be accessed by https://<IP of Vcenter>:9443/vsphere-client

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3 Inventory services Installation.

3.1 Selec the language  

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3 Inventory services installation. 

3.1 Select the Language of installation

inventory

3.2 Installation in progress

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3.3 vCenter Inventory services setup will start with earlier version of vCenter already installed on this computer ans will be upgraded to vCenter Inventory services 5.5. 

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3.4 Accept EULA

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3.5 It will ask for the database. Select Keep my existing database.

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3.6. Verify the FQDN of the vCenter

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3.7 Verify the ports

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3.8 Select the inventory Size for JVM memory utilization.

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3.9 Provide the old vCenter SSO password.

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3.10 Pop-up will come for the certificate. Select yes.

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3.11 Select the install 

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3.12. Once the setup is complete select finish.

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4 vCenter services Installation.

4.1 GO to vCenter Installation>Install

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4.2 Select the Language 

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4.3 Initializing the setup

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4.4 Vcenter setup will show for upgrade

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4.5  Accept the EULA

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4.6 Provide the license Key for the vCenter 

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4.7. Pop-up for no license key.

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4.8. Select Next as we are going to use the same database.8

4.9 Since update Manager was installed it pop with warning.9

4.10 Select the upgrade existing database

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4.11 Select the vCenter Agent upgrade automatic

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4.12 Provide the local account credentials

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4.13 Check for the ports

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4.14 Select the Inventory size

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4.15 Provide the SSO password

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4.16 check for the Inventory services URL

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4.17 If required change the destination folder

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4.18 Review and do the final install 

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4.19 Once the setup is done select finish

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4.20. Now vCenter will show version as 5.5

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