VMware vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) upgrade runs out of disk space and fails

VMware: vCenter 5.5 Update 2d in Linked Mode OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 vCenter SSO: Multisite deployment VMware vCenter 5.5 Update 2e: Release Notes & Installation and Upgrade Issues

I tried to upgrade VMware vCenter 5.5 from Update 2d to Update 2e. The Linked Mode was unconfigured prior to upgrade.

All services were running OK […]

EMC VNXe 3200 upgrade completed with error message "The DPE has faulted"

We recently upgraded EMC VNXe 3200 storage array from to (VCE RCM 5.0.10 or 6.0.3). Upgrade completed successfully (the NFS services failed over and back between Storage Processors without any issues and the hosts did not lose connectivity to the storage) but at the last minute we received the following error messages:

“The […]


After upgrading Cisco UCS B200 M4 blade firmware from 2.2(3e) to 2.2(5c) the following minor fault appeared:

Apparently, it is known Cisco bug.

Cisco Bug: CSCut10525: FlexFlash FFCH_ERROR_OLD_FIRMWARE_RUNNING error on B200 M4 Quickview: Details:

Symptom: After updating B200 M4 server firmware using MR3 build 169 bundle B, FFCH_ERROR_OLD_FIRMWARE_RUNNING is displayed on fault […]

HOW TO: Upgrade EMC Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) for VMware vSphere Web Client

The EMC Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) for VMware vSphere Web Client is a plug-in for VMware vCenter. It enables administrators to view, manage, and optimize storage for VMware ESX/ESXi servers and hosts and then map that storage to the hosts.

VSI consists of a graphical user interface and the EMC Solutions Integration Service (SIS), which […]

HOW TO: Upgrade EMC PowerPath Virtual Appliance

This article covers EMC® PowerPath® Virtual Appliance upgrade from 2.0.0 to 2.0.1. Please refer to “HOW TO: Upgrade EMC PowerPath Virtual Appliance” article for the upgrade from EMC® PowerPath® Virtual Appliance 1.2.x.

Download EMC® PowerPath® Virtual Appliance upgrade package from EMC Online Support portal: PowerPath Virtual Appliance 2.0 SP1 (Upgrade only) Documentation: PowerPath Virtual Appliance […]

Cannot fetch NSX Controllers after NSX Manager upgrade

I am upgrading NSX Manager from 6.1.4 to 6.2 in the environment with two vCenters configured in Linked Mode.

When NSX Manager was upgraded in one of them and vCenter Web Client service restarted, I logged back to the Web Client to proceed with the upgrade. Both NSX Managers were visible and correct versions were […]

HOW TO: Upgrade VMware vSphere Replication Appliance

You upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance and any additional vSphere Replication servers by using a downloaded ISO image. The downloadable ISO image is the only means of upgrading from vSphere Replication 5.5.x or 5.6 to vSphere Replication 5.8. You cannot use vSphere Update Manager or the virtual appliance management interface (VAMI) of the vSphere […]

HOW TO: Upgrade VMware vCenter Operations Manager

In my “The Diary of a Keen Upgrader” post I already mentioned the steps required to upgrade vCenter Operations Manager. I have another environment where vCOPs upgrade was required and I thought I should document it.

The procedure consists of two steps (here):

Upgrade vCenter Operations Manager vApp; Upgrade the OS to SUSE Linux Enterprise […]

HOW TO: Use VMware vCenter Update Manager to Upgrade VMware ESXi hosts

I recently upgraded VMware environment from vSphere 5.0 to vSphere 5.5 and thought I should document the host upgrade process.

For detailed instructions please refer to the “Upgrading and Migrating Your Hosts” topic of the vSphere Upgrade Guide.

Connect the vSphere Client to a vCenter Server with which Update Manager is registered; Open Update Manager, […]

The Diary of a Keen Upgrader

Today I am wearing my “Keen Upgrader” hat!

I have been upgrading my lab environment and got stuck with VMware vCenter Operations Manager upgrade. The procedure is quite straight forward and is well documented.

The procedure consists of two steps (see here):

Upgrade vCenter Operations Manager vApp; Upgrade the OS to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server […]