vrijdag, maart 09, 2007

VMware: Beware patch 2

Some installation remarks on patch 2 for VirtualCenter. These are the experiences of the guys on the VMware forums and myself :)

  • Make sure to disable HA and DRS when patching your VirtualCenter. Otherwise, some ESX host may become disconnected from VirtualCenter.
  • Make sure to upgrade your VI Client! The new VI Client (build 40644) is NOT backwards compatible. I saw weird stuff happening when using the new VI Client on the patch 1 VirtualCenter release!!
  • Check your VPXA agent version after the installation (issue vpxa –v). The new version should be VMware VirtualCenter Agent Daemon 2.0.1 build-40644 (was 33643). If not and your ESX host shows a disconnected state in VC, start to panic :). Or just install it manually by running 'service mgmt-vmware restart' at the console. Reconnect the ESX host.
  • License location has changed from C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware License Server\vmware.lic to C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware License Server\Licenses\vmware.lic. I had to reboot the license server.
  • Last but not least: Don’t click Yes when asked to overwrite the data. It will wipe out your DB!

3 opmerkingen:

DownTown zei

Disabling DRS blows away all the resource pools. Do you really think that is a good idea? What reasons can you give to disable DRS that would justify the rework of setting up all new resource pools?

Viperian zei

You dont have to disable HA or DRS, after installing VC2 Patch2 all ESX servers in de farm will say disconnected. Just reconnect them. No worries there ;-) After all ESX servers are patched with the new VI client right click the ESX server and say reconfigure HA. Continue to do that for all ESX servers in the farm and rdy you are.

DownTown zei

Interesting, then why have step one?

"Make sure to disable HA and DRS when patching your VirtualCenter. Otherwise, some ESX host may become disconnected from VirtualCenter."

Thanks!