vSpehere 6.7 Update 1 offers feature parity of the HTML5 client with the traditional flash client. So how can I update my hosts using the HTML5 client? Feature parity doe not mean everything is at the same place, so here is a short step-by-step guide how to update your hosts.
In my example I will update my 3 hosts (vSAN cluster) from 6.7 to 6.7 Update 1. The theoretical approach is still the same. You will have to check the hosts (or in my example the whole cluster) if it complies to the selected baseline or not. – Then after having seen that the hosts are outdated I will stage the patches to the host, and if this is done I will start the automatic remediation process for my cluster (which is a 3-node vSAN cluster.
First of all I will got to “Host and Cluster” View and select my cluster:
- Select the cluster
- Change to the Updates Tab
- Make sure Overview is selected. – In the Host’s compliance box we will see 3 hosts have non compliant baselines
- Next step is to do a “Pre-Check Remediation” – If there are no errors we can continue:
- We select “Host Updates”
- We select the baseline we want to apply
- We will see the hosts and their compliance status in the status box
- We select stage to re-load the patches to the hosts
- If this is done we can start the remediation.
One host after the other is automatically set into maintenance updated and brought back from maintenance mode.. And some minutes later my 3 host vSAN cluster is on vSphere 6.7U1!
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