You can now select what baseline to use for upgrading the virtual machines.
Always first upgrade the VMware Tools and in a second task perform the virtual hardware upgrade.
Steps are as easy and as same as previously written article I will be taking only few interactive screenshots where I had to provide some output on the upgrade box, otherwise all options are default and I have pressed next.
As earlier I had my VUM server installed on same v Center Server.
After worked on first step of upgrading my VMware v Center Server from 6.0 to version 6.5, I can upgrade other vsphere component one by one.
The v Sphere Host Update Utility is bundled with the v Sphere Client that is used to patch ESXi hosts.
VUM integrates with v Center and it’s services such as Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) or Distributed Power Management (DPM).
That kind of integration eliminates downtimes and interruptions of your applications during migration or upgrading v Sphere components.
VMware offers different supported ways (from manual to fully-automated) to patching and upgrading your current v Sphere infrastructure.
Depending on what version and products are installed in your environment, the correct choice will be different .
Assign both dynamic baselines for upgrading the tools and the hardware.
At this time the client will list the virtual machines as unknown. To find out what virtual machines need to be upgraded right click the datacenter or folder and select .
If you already have v Center Server on your site, v Sphere Update Manager (VUM) is the most recommended method.
With VUM you can patch and upgrade ESXi hosts (version 5.0 and later), VMware tools, VM hardware and even some of virtual appliances.
So, C# client is not necessary and, by the way, it’s going to be deprecated after the next major v Sphere release. Before you deploy VUM, make sure that your environment meets the following requirements: VUM installation is straightforward.
Mount ISO with Windows-based ISO, go to VUM section and select Server.