Upgrading to the 9.7.1 virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA

You can perform an in-place upgrade to the 9.7.1 release of the virtual appliance for Virtual Storage Console (VSC), VASA Provider, and Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) from your existing 9.x setup following the instructions provided here.

Before you begin

About this task

The status of VASA Provider from the existing deployment is retained after the upgrade. You should manually enable or disable VASA Provider based on your requirement after you upgrade. However, it is best to enable VASA Provider even if VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols) are not in use, as it enables storage capability profiles for traditional datastore provisioning, and storage alarms.
Note: You can perform an in-place upgrade to the 9.7.1 release of the virtual appliance only from your existing 9.x version of virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA. When you upgrade to 9.7.1 release of virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA and you want to use vVols replication, then you will need to setup one more vCenter Server with virtual appliance with Site Recovery Manager (SRM) installed.

Procedure

  1. Mount the downloaded .iso file to the virtual appliance:
    1. Click Edit Settings > DVD/CD-ROM Drive.
    2. Select Datastore ISO file from the drop-down list.
    3. Browse to and select the downloaded .iso file, and then select the Connect at power on checkbox.
  2. Access the Summary tab of your deployed virtual appliance.
  3. Click to start the maintenance console.
  4. At the Main Menu prompt, enter option 2 for System Configuration, and then enter option 8 for Upgrade.
    After the upgrade finishes, the virtual appliance restarts. The virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA is registered to the vCenter Server with the same IP address as before the upgrade.
  5. If you want the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA to be registered with the vCenter Server with the IPv6 address, then you must perform the following:
    1. Unregister the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA.
    2. Register the IPv6 address of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA to vCenter Server using the Register page.
    3. Regenerate VSC and VASA Provider certificates after the registration.
    Important: IPv6 is supported only with vCenter Server 6.7 and later.
  6. Log out and re-login to the vSphere Client to view the deployed virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA.
    1. Log out from your existing vSphere web client or vSphere Client and close the window.
    2. Log in to the vSphere Client.
      It might take a few minutes for the plug-in to be updated in the vSphere Client.