You can update the vCenter Server Appliance from an ISO file that the appliance reads from the virtual CD-ROM drive.

To update the vCenter Server Appliance from a zipped update bundle that you download to your own internal repository, see Update the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from a Zipped Update Bundle. To update the vCenter Server Appliance from a VMware public repository, see Update the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from a VMware.com Repository. For major upgrades to the vCenter Server Appliance, see Upgrade the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.

Verify that the clocks of all machines on the vSphere network are synchronized. See Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network.

Back up the vCenter Server database.

Create a My VMware account at https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/.

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From the VMware Web site at https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads, download the vCenter Server Update Appliance ISO image.

VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-version_number-build_number-updaterepo.iso

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Connect the vCenter Server Appliance CD-ROM drive to the ISO file that you downloaded.

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Open the management vCenter Virtual Appliance Web interface on port 5480.

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In the Update tab, click Settings.

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Under Update Repository, select Use CD-ROM Updates.

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Click Save Settings.

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Click Status.

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Under Actions, click Install Updates.