The vCenter Server Appliance upgrade wizard prompts you for the deployment information. It is a best practice to keep a record of the values that you entered in case you must reinstall the product.

Important

Upgrades from vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 3 and later to vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 are supported. To upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 5.0, you must first upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance to version 5.1 Update 3 or 5.5 Update 2 and then upgrade to vCenter Server Appliance 6.0. For information about upgrading vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 to version 5.1 Update 3, see theVMware vSphere 5.1 Documentation. For information about upgrading vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 to version 5.5 Update 2, see the VMware vSphere 5.5 Documentation.

You can use this worksheet to record the information that you need for upgrading a vCenter Server Appliance version 5.1 Update 3 or 5.5.x.

Information Required for Upgrading vCenter Server Appliance 5.1.x or 5.5..x

Required Information

Default Value

Your Entry

IP address or FQDN of the target ESXi host on which you upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance

Credentials of a user who has administrative rights on the target ESXi host

Target ESXi host user name

Target ESXi host password

vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 name

Version of the vCenter Server Appliance to upgrade to vCenter Server Appliance 6.0

Data for the vCenter Server Appliance to upgrade

vCenter Server Appliance IP address or FQDN

vCenter Single Sign-On administrator user name

If you upgrade from vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.x this is administrator@vsphere.local

Password of the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator

vCenter Server HTTPS port number

Password of the root user

Temporary upgrade files path

/tmp/vmware/cis-export-folder

Migrate performance & other historical data

Disabled by default

IP address or FQDN of the source ESXi host on which the vCenter Server Appliance that you want to upgrade resides

Credentials of a user who has administrative rights on the source ESXi host

Source ESXi host user name

Source ESXi host password

vCenter Single Sign-On settings

Required only if you are upgrading a vCenter Server Appliance version 5.1.x

vCenter Single Sign-On password

vCenter Single Sign-On domain name

vCenter Single Sign-On site name

vCenter Server Appliance size.

The options vary depending on the size of your vSphere environment.

Tiny (up to 20 hosts, 400 virtual machines)

Small (up to 150 hosts, 3,000 virtual machines)

Medium (up to 300 hosts, 6,000 virtual machines)

Large (up to 1,000 hosts, 10,000 virtual machines)

Tiny (up to 20 hosts, 400 virtual machines)

Name of the datastore on which the new version of the vCenter Server Appliance is deployed

Enable or disable thin disk mode.

Disabled by default

Temporary network for communication between the vCenter Server Appliance to upgrade and the new vCenter Server Appliance

IP address version

IPv4

IP address allocation method

DHCP

Static assignment settings

Network address

Subnet mask

Network gateway

Network DNS servers, separated with commas

Enable or disable SSH

Disabled by default

Join or do not participate in the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).

For information about the CEIP, see the Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program section in vCenter Server and Host Management.

Required only if you are upgrading a vCenter Server Appliance with embedded vCenter Single Sign-On

Join the CEIP