Friday, October 11, 2013

ESXi 5.0 to ESXi 5.0 Update 2

1. Download and install ESXi Server
VMware ESXI-5.0.0-469512-STANDARD.x86_64.iso

2. Install Vsphere Client
VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-455964.exe

3. Go to http://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/download.portal and login with your VMWare account.

4. After you login with VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-455964.exe you can start patching with following update patch files.

5. Upload all the patch files via VSphere Client - /vmfs/volumes/storage1/ISO

6. Before you patch with new update patch files to ESXi 5.0, you will need to backup the ESXi 5.0 host configuration.

   #vicfg-cfgbackup.pl –server 192.168.1.1 -s my_backup.bak

7. Then put your ESXi 5.0 host to Maintenance Mode via SSH console session.

8. #vim-cmd hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter

9. #esxcli software vib update -d /vmfs/volumes/storage1/ISO/update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01.zip

10. Once you've updated to update01, you can no longer login with previous VSphere Client.
you need to install and login with VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-623373.exe - VMware vSphere Client v5.0 Update 1

11. #esxcli software vib update -d /vmfs/volumes/storage1/ISO/update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update02.zip

12. Once you've updated to update01, you can no longer login with previous VSphere Client.
you need to install and login with VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-913577.exe - VMware VSphere Client v5.0 Update 2

13. esxcli software vib update -d /vmfs/volumes/storage1/ISO/ESXi500-201303001.zip
    esxcli software vib update -d /vmfs/volumes/storage1/ISO/ESXi500-201305001.zip
    esxcli software vib update -d /vmfs/volumes/storage1/ISO/ESXi500-201308001.zip

14. To install the VSphere Power CLI, you will need Microsoft PowerShell, currently I've downloaded PowerShell 3.0
    Windows6.1-KB2506143-x86.msu - 32bit
    Windows6.1-KB2506143-x64.msu - 64bit


15. Then download and install
- VMware-PowerCLI-5.0.0-435426.exe - Power CLI for VSphere 5.0 - (Update01)
- VMware-vSphere-CLI-5.0.0-615831.exe - Power CLI for VSphere 5.0 (Update02)

16. Since vCenter 4.x changed to 64-bit installer, download and install

VCenter Server 5.0 - VMware-VIMSetup-all-5.0.0-434159.iso - VSphere VCenter Server 5.0

    - Processor: Two 64-bit CPUs Intel or AMD x64 2.0GH z or faster
    - Memory: 4GB RAM
      RAM: requirements may be higher if your database runs on the same machine.
     (VMware VirtualCenter Management WebServices requires 128Mb to 1.5GB of memory which is allocated at startup)

    - Disk storage: 5GB (Disk requirements may be higher if your database runs on the same machine)

    - Networking: 1GB recommended (If physical team NICs for redundancy)

    - Database: SQL Express for small deployments (5 hosts/50 VMs) or see below for supported databases.
      Note: If you will be running SQL Server on the same server as vCenter server, that's either express or standard/enterprise, the requirements for the above will be higher.

    - Operating System:
      Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)
      Windows Server 2008 R2

    - Database:
      Microsoft SQL server Database Support:
      Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express
      Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard edition (SP3) 64 bit
      Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise edition (SP3) 64 bit
      Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition 64 bit
      Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition 64 bit
(Note: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express is intended for use with small deployments of up to 5 hosts and/or 50 virtual machines)

      Oracle Database Support:
      Oracle 10g Standard edition (Release 2 [10.2.0.4])
      Oracle 10g Enterprise edition (Release 2 [10.2.0.4])
      Oracle 10g Enterprise edition (Release 2 [10.2.0.4]) 64 bit
      Oracle 11g Standard edition
      Oracle 11g Enterprise edition

VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance (based on Linux - CentOS)
VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-5.0.0.3324-472350_OVF10.ovf
VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-5.0.0.3324-472350-system.vmdk
VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-5.0.0.3324-472350-data.vmdk

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