vCenter upgrade step by step

This article provides vCenter upgrade detailed procedure for windows based virtual center.

Please refer Pre-Check section for validation which needs to be done before upgrade

  1. Upgrade of vcenter / SSO Server (if external)

Login to SSO with service account if applicable (As mentioned in Pre-  check section)

Note – Reboot the server if its not rebooted since long time.

Go to My Computer –> CD Drive –> on Auto run –> Run as administrator

Accept the license agreement

2. Follow the same procedure for virtual center.

Login to virtual center with service account (if applicable) –> go to cd-rom and run as administrator


Here you might face some issue, please check Issue

3.   Login to Update manager server via RDP with service account

Select “Server” under vSphere update manager server and follow the required steps

Enter the SSO user password

This does not require reboot, but it would be great if you reboot the server.

Hope this helps, happy reading.  Feel free to leave your comment or suggestions.

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