Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

2016.07.20 indy vmug usercon - vsphere 6 upgrade

573 views

Published on

IndyVMUG UserCon session on upgrading to vSphere 6.
This slide deck has been updated since the May presentation.

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

2016.07.20 indy vmug usercon - vsphere 6 upgrade

  1. 1. © 2010 VMware Inc. All rights reserved Tales from the Trenches: Upgrading to vSphere 6
  2. 2. 2 Introduction • 5 Active VMware Certifications • Cisco CCENT, EMCISA, Veeam, NetApp •Paul Woodward Jr. •Twitter - @ExploreVM •Systems Engineer, Presidio
  3. 3. 3 What’s New in vSphere 6? • Platform Services Controller • Improved Web Client! • Cross-Datacenter vMotion • 100ms RTT • Fault Tolerant VMs up to 4 vCPUs • Increased Compute: • VMs – 128 vCPU, 4TB vRAM • Hosts – 480 CPU, 12 TB RAM, 1024 VMs per, 64 Nodes per Cluster • NVIDIA GRID vGPU • Per VM Network IO Control on vDS • Content Library
  4. 4. 4 Upgrade Order 1. Platform Services Controller 2. vCenter Server 3. vSphere Replication 4. Site Recovery Manager 5. ESXi Hosts
  5. 5. 5 PSC & vCenter Server “Platform Services Controller (PSC) is a component of the VMware Cloud Infrastructure Suite. PSC deals with identity management for administrators and applications that interact with the vSphere platform” Platform Services controller provides the following services:  VMware Appliance Management Service – Appliance Only  VMware License Service  VMware Component Manager  VMware Identity Management Service  VMware HTTP Reverse Proxy  VMware Service Control Agent  VMware Security Token Service  VMware Common Logging Service  VMware Syslog Health Service  VMware Authentication Framework  VMware Certificate Service  VMware Directory Service
  6. 6. 6 Platform Services Controller Continued  Placement of the PSC is important!  Embedded works well for small environments  PSC can be migrated the following ways (vSphere 6.0 U1): • Internal to External • External to External within a site • External to External across sites  You CANNOT migrate from an external PSC to an embedded PSC
  7. 7. 7 vCenter Server Upgrade Windows vCenter  Connect the vCenter 6 ISO  2 Options: • Simple Install • Install each component manually  Simple – all features on the same box  Use manual to break up features to different servers vCenter Server Appliance  VCSA 5.1 U3 or VCSA 5.5+  Client Integration Plug In  Launch the Installer  Point to the existing vCSA  Enter appliance size, datastore, and network information  Finish wizard and verify completion in the console session
  8. 8. 8 vSphere Replication & Site Recovery Manager vSphere Replication • Must be upgraded before SRM • Attach the ISO to the appliance • Connect to the VAMI interface via web browser • Verify “Use CDROM Updates” • Scan for updates, Install, Reboot • Clear Browser Cache – Log back in • Configure the connection to Lookup Services & SSO • Save and Restart services Site Recovery Manager • Upgrade the protected site first • Download the .exe from VMware • Follow the Install Wizard • Enter PSC & SSO info • Verify vCenter & vCenter Extension info • Verify SRM Database info • Verify remote vCenter IP • Log out of the web client, clear cache, and log back in to view upgraded SRM plugin
  9. 9. 9 VUM & ESXi Host Upgrading Update Manager  Now available in the Web Client • Plugin will appear after upgrade to VUM 6.0  Package available on the vCenter ISO  Take sizing into consideration if deploying Update Manager Download Service Host Upgrade  Same as before! • Download updates • Scan hosts • Remediate  ESXi 5.5 U3 needs to be upgraded to 6.0 ASAP • 5.5 U2 can be managed by vCenter 6.0
  10. 10. 10 Other VMware Components • vRealize Automation, Config Manager, Business Manager • vCloud Director, Networking & Security • NSX Manager & Controllers • View Composer & Connection Server
  11. 11. 11 Other Components Continued
  12. 12. 12 Bugs Encountered • vSphere Replication from 5.8 failed • Per VMware support, upgrading to 6.0/6.1 is “very buggy” • Embedded database fails to upgrade – New parameters in the 6.0+ DB • FIX: Rebuild vSphere Replication & Site Recovery Manager environment • Hosts Disappear from the Web Client Hosts & Clusters View • Hosts vanish after refreshing web client or trying to view host information • Performance / services are not affected • FIX: Stop Web Services, Clear the Serenity Database • C:ProgramdatavmwarevCenterServerdatavSphere Web ClientSerentiyDBSerentiy • Unable to load OVF Templates via the Web Client After Upgrade • “Unable to verify that the OVF can be uploaded” & “Unable to connect to the host” • Issue unknown by VMware Support • FIX: Disable IPv6 on the Host? • FIX: Rebuild vCenter
  13. 13. 13 Tips & Recommendations • Release notes are your friend! • Leave yourself an out • Snapshots are also your friend • However, do not forget to delete your friendly snapshot afterwards • Prepare for the upgrade: • Have a check list laid out of each component in the order you need to upgrade • Stage the update files • Passwords, IPs, Database locations, etc…
  14. 14. 14 Shameless Promotion – Virtual Design Master! Virtualdesignmaster.io @vDMChallenge #VirtualDesignMaster International, community based design competition offering learning, networking, cash and prizes!
  15. 15. 15 Resources and Links My Blog: ExploreVM.com Slide Deck: http://www.slideshare.net/PaulWoodwardJr/20160523- wivmug-user-con-vsphere-6-upgrade VMware Hands On Labs: http://labs.hol.vmware.com Update Sequence for vSphere 6: http://vexpert.me/KB2109760 Upgrading to 6.0 Best Practices: http://vexpert.me/KB2109772 vSphere DB Upgrade KB: http://vexpert.me/VR vSphere PSC FAQ: http://vexpert.me/KB2113115
  16. 16. © 2010 VMware Inc. All rights reserved Thank You! Any questions?

×