Complete the post-upgrade options and requirements that apply to your configuration.

If you have a local Auto Deploy service registered to vCenter Server before upgrade, it is upgraded automatically and there is no change of location. If you have a remote Auto Deploy service registered to vCenter Server before upgrade, it is migrated to the machine where vCenter Server is located when it is upgraded.

If you have a vSphere Web Client service registered to vCenter Server before upgrade, it is upgraded automatically and there is no change of location. If you have a remote vSphere Web Client registered to vCenter Server before upgrade, it is migrated to the machine where vCenter Server is located when it is upgraded.

For information on repointing previously distributed component services that are migrated to the vCenter Server physical server or virtual machine during upgrade, see Reconfigure Migrated vCenter Server Services After Upgrade.

SSL certification checking is required to configure vSphere HA on the hosts.

1

On the VMware Web site, log in to your account page to access the license portal. From the license portal, upgrade your vCenter Server license. Using the vSphere Web Client, assign the upgraded license key to the vCenter Server host.

2

For Oracle databases, copy the Oracle JDBC Driver (ojdbc14.jar or ojdbc5.jar) to the[VMware vCenter Server]\tomcat\lib folder.

3

For Microsoft SQL Server databases, if you enabled bulk logging for the upgrade, disable it after the upgrade is complete.

4

If you have vSphere HA clusters, SSL certificate checking must be enabled.

If certificate checking is not enabled when you upgrade, vSphere HA fails to configure on the hosts.

a

Select the vCenter Server instance in the inventory panel.

b

Select the Manage tab and the General subtab.

c

Verify that the SSL settings field is set to vCenter Server requires verified host SSL certificates.