If you thought that deploying vROPS was easy, you’ll love how simple it is to upgrade. What’s more it involved minimal risk and only a small amount of downtime. Here’s how to do it.
What you’ll need:
Admin access to your vROPS installation
The vROPS upgrade package from vmware.com
- First of all take a snapshot of the server. It will offer a quick rollback should anything go wrong.
- Next, you need to login to the admin console of the appliance. This is done by using a web browser to go to the following address https://%servername%/admin. Login using the admin user and password
- Once logged in, click on ‘software update’ on the left hand menu.
- Click ‘install a software update’
- Click browse and find the location of the download update PAK file.
- After a short pause it should validate the download. Leave the two checkboxes unchecked and click ‘upload’ to upload the package to the appliance.
- A progress bar will show you the progress of the upload. It will take a few minutes depending on the speed of your network or wifi.
- Once the upload is complete you should get a summary of the package. Check the signature is valid and click ‘next’.
- Check the box to accept the license agreement and click’next’ to continue.
- Click ‘finish’ to begin the install
- Back on the main admin page you will notice the appliance will go offline and the install has begun.
- The message will change a couple of times as the installation progresses.
- Once the install is complete, it will restart the appliance. Log back in to the admin portal.
- Click on software update menu again and you should see the new version number and below it will detail the upgrade and it’s status which should say completed. If you do the upgrade has completed successfully.
- You can now log in to the normal UI and test everything is working as expected.