vmware vCenter Appliance (port 5480 & Patch/Update)

I installed VMware-VCSA-all-6.0.0-2562643 at first time. I tried connet to the Web Console of Appliance at default port 5480 and i got error message. Telnet didn’t work too, so i started looking for solution on internet, and i found this articel (KB2120477) “Logging in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web Console on port 5480 fails”

OK, i have to update my vCSA system, bot how!? The only way was CLI update, right, let’s go!

First of all, we needs the latest patch/build of vCenter Appliance, and we can download it from this website. Log in to the myVMware site.

patch

Upload the iso file to one DataStore. I used the ESXi local DS, that ESXi where my vCenter Server Appliance ran.

Upload_Patch_file

We hade to create SnapShot from Server Appliance.

Right click VM, Select “Snapshots” option, and clik “Take Snaphot”

Take_Snapshot_from_vCenter

Wait until snapshot will be done, check Tasks.

Take_Snapshot_from_vCenter_91_precent

Next step: mount this iso into vCenter Server Appliance VM CD drive…

mount_iso_to_vcenter

and don’t forget fill the “Connected” checkbox! 🙂

mount_iso_to_vcenter_fill_the_box

Open SSH application, (i use to Putty) and loging into Server.

connect_to_vcenter_via_SSH

Type this: “software-packages install –iso –acceptEulas”

install_software_packages

install_software_packages_running_pre-install_script

install_software_packages_upgrading_software_packages

install_software_packages_successfully

You can see similar to this, when the upgrade was successfully.

I checked the disk performance during installation process. You can see below. This is avarage value.

install_software_packages_upgrading_software_packages_performance_iscsi_commands

You have to rebbot your vCenter Server, use this command:
“shutdown reboot -r updates”

reboot_vcenter_server

Wait for the boot process!

rebooting_vcenter_server

After boot process was done, check your system. LogIn to the vCenter Server, check build numbers, Open console selected VM… ect.

When U are sure, the system is working correctly, and update process is done, remove the snapshot, and disconnect mounted ISO image.

Manage_snapshots

Right click the VM, select “Snapshots” than “Manage Snapshots…”

Manage_snapshots_Delete_All

Click “Delete All” button.

I hope this short article will be able to help you in the future!

And woala, port 5480 (I almost forgot) 🙂

vCenterServerAplliabce

If U have question pls. don’t hesitate ask me!

Rename virtual disk filename

I tried rename a vmdk file, but i get information message, like this

RenameError

 

You can solve this, when you are going to login to esxi by SSH, and follow this steps below.

1 – Remove disk from VM, but be carefull, you must only remove, don’t delete!!!

RenameError_001

2 – Login to ESXi with Putty

3 – cd vmfs/volumes/

4 – ls -l

Rename vmdk

5 –  cd “DS-ARCHIVE” (case sensitive!!)

6 – ls -l

Rename vmware vmdk

7 – cd vm-FILE

8 – ls -lah

RenameError_004

9 – vmkfstools -E OldFileName.vmdk NewFileName.vmdk

10 – Add new named virtual disk file to VM

Source and more details: http://www.blackforce.co.uk/2014/03/03/how-to-rename-a-vmdk-in-vmware-esxi