VCP6-DCV blueprint section 7 – Objective 7.3:Troubleshoot vSphere Upgrades

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In this post i will continue to cover the troubleshooting objective and now its time for troubleshoot vSphere Upgrades

The following are the objective from the blueprint:

  • Collect upgrade diagnostic information
  • Recognize common upgrade issues with vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance
  • Create/Locate/Analyze VMware log bundles
  • Determine alternative methods to upgrade ESXi Hosts in event of failure
  • Configure vCenter Server logging options

Collect upgrade diagnostic information:

Upgrade logs:

  • C:\ProgramData\VMware\CIS\logs\
  • %TEMP%\vminst.log
  • %TEMP%\pkgmgr.log
  • %TEMP%\pkgmgr-comp.msi.log
  • %TEMP%\vim-vcsmsi.log

 

Recognize common upgrade issues with vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance

We can take a look at release notes for known installation issues  : http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-esxi-60u1-release-notes.html

Create/Locate/Analyze VMware log bundles:

To create support bundle login in to the vCSA under port 5480 with root user and click on create support bundle

support

Or you can do it via the CLI run the following command from /usr/bin:

./vm-support

support2

Determine alternative methods to upgrade ESXi Hosts in event of failure:

there are several methods to do an upgrade we already discuss them in previous posts

  • VUM
  • AutoDepoly
  • Interactive install

Configure vCenter Server logging options:

loggin

Thanks for reading

Mordi.

 

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