I run vCSA in my home lab to test out features for XenApp 7.8, specifically power management and MCS/PVS. I am a sucker for making sure things are up to date so felt its time to bring everything up to date in my lab since I have updated anything since I deployed it around 3 months ago.
First up was my vCenter appliance server. This post will show you how to update it the easy way
The latest features in the latest version which is vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2 are:
- RSA SecurID
- Smart card (That is the UPN based Common Access Card)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3
- Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1
More information can be found here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u2-release-notes.html#whatsnew
So lets crack on!
Firstly we need to enable SSH so we can connect via Putty. Connect to the VM Console and ensure SSH is enabled
Once SSH is enabled we can connect via Putty to begin the update process. Once you have connected and authenticated type in the following command to begin:
Software-packages install –url –acceptEulas
Once the update process is complete you should see a success message
Restart the appliance, log back in and the upgrade is complete!
And that’s it, all done. Easy eh!