VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 3 CLI Installer Changelog

vSphere 6.0 Update 3 | 24 FEB 2017

This document lists the major changes to the vCenter Server Appliance CLI installer. The changes to the order of the parameters in the JSON templates are not listed. You can easily find them by comparing the JSON templates for the vSphere 6.0 Update 2 and vSphere 6.0 Update 3 releases.

For information about deploying and upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance to version 6.0 Update 3, see Command-Line Deployment and Upgrade of VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 3.

Changes to the command arguments

The following table lists the changes to the command arguments.

New Arguments
Mandatory/Optional
--deployment-target-ssl-thumbprint SSL-SHA1_THUMBPRINT

Description: Thumbprint to pass to OVF Tool for verifying the ESXi or vCenter Server deployment target. Validates the certificate against the supplied SHA1 thumbprint.

Mandatory
--precheck-only

Description: Provide this argument to run the complete set of prechecks on the source vCenter Server Appliance instance. If you want to perform only the basic template verification, use the --verify-template-only argument.

Optional

Changes to the deployment and upgrade commands

The following table lists the changes to the deployment and upgrade commands.

Command for
vSphere 6.0 Update 2
vSphere 6.0 Update 3
Installation
vcsa-deploy install --accept-eula optional_arguments path_to_the_json_file It is mandatory to run the command with the --no-esx-ssl-verify or --deployment-target-ssl-thumbprint argument.

vcsa-deploy install --accept-eula --no-esx-ssl-verify optional_arguments path_to_the_json_file

or

vcsa-deploy install --accept-eula --deployment-target-ssl-thumbprint target_thumbprint optional_arguments path_to_the_json_file

Upgrade
vcsa-deploy upgrade --accept-eula optional_arguments path_to_the_json_file It is mandatory to run the command with the --no-esx-ssl-verify or --deployment-target-ssl-thumbprint argument.

vcsa-deploy upgrade --accept-eula --no-esx-ssl-verify optional_arguments path_to_the_json_file

or

vcsa-deploy upgrade --accept-eula --deployment-target-ssl-thumbprint target_thumbprint optional_arguments path_to_the_json_file

Changes to the parameters

The following table lists the changes to the CLI installer parameters.

New Parameters
Deleted Parameters
N/A ports

Changes to the JSON templates

The following table lists the changes to the default JSON templates included in the vCenter Server Appliance ISO file. To see how the order in the templates changed, compare the respective JSON files for the vSphere 6.0 Update 2 and vSphere Update 3 release.

Template Type
New Sections
Deleted Sections
Change in Order of the Sections
New Installation
N/A N/A Yes
Upgrade
All upgrade templates contain a new option:

"user-options": { "vcdb.migrateSet": "<Set data migration option. Available options are 'yes' and 'no'.>" }

Description:

Defines whether or not to migrate the Stats, Events and Tasks data from the source vCenter Server Appliance to the target vCenter Server Appliance.

N/A Yes