How to Patch vCenter Server Appliance

  1. Log into the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface https:// FQDN or IP:5480
  2. Once you’re logged in, click Update on the left side panel.
  3. On the Update page, click Check Updates on the top right corner.
    You will have two options available to you: Check Repository and Check CDROM
    -Check Repository scans your configure URL for available patches.  By default, a VMware repository is configured.
    -Check CDROM scans the ISO image that is mounted to the vCenter Appliance. This ISO image can be downloaded from VMware’s website.
  4. For this specific guide, we will go with  Check Repository.
  5. Once the scan is complete you will have details under the Available Updates section about the patch, as well as a knowledge base link to release notes on the patch. It will let you know if the patch requires a reboot.
  6. Select Install Updates then select Install All Updates.
  7. Accept the EULA
  8. The next screen gives you the option to join VMware’s Customer Experience Improvement Program if you haven’t already. If you don’t want to participate in this program  uncheck the box and click install.
  9. Now we wait until the update installation completes.
  10. Our update is now complete and requires a reboot.
  11. In order to reboot the appliance you need to click Summary under Navigator, then click Reboot.
  12. After the appliance is rebooted, log back into the vCenter appliance management interface.
  13. Click Update. You should now see a changed update version.

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