VMware Cloud Foundation – 3.8.1 -> 3.9 Upgrade

Example VCF 3.8.1 -> 3.9 upgrade

In order to check the availability of Update/Patches from within the SDDC manager console navigate to  Inventory->WLD->Update/Patches. In this example we see that VCF 3.9.0.0 update is available.

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Expanding the Current Versions tab we see the list of components deployed as part of VCF and their respective current running code versions.

The following is a very useful VMware kb article detailing the BOM for each VCF release:

Correlating VMware Cloud Foundation version with the versions of its constituent products

In relation to this particular example upgrade of 3.8.1->3.9.0 we can correlate from the above kb the components being upgraded are:

  • SDDC Manager
  • NSX-T (Not applicable in this example as running NSX-V)
  • PKS (Not applicable in this example)

It is also advisable to read the release notes of the target version prior to performing the upgrade:

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9 on Dell EMC VxRail Release Notes

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Downloading the VCF 3.9.0 Bundle:

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After the bundle has downloaded click View Details which details the version changes that will be applied as part of this bundle upgrade:

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Running the Precheck to validate VCF is in a healthy state before proceeding with the upgrade and viewing the status of each component by expanding their respective results:

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Proceeding with the update, clicking on View update activity to monitor progress and track progress via the lcm log:

tail -f /var/log/vmware/vcf/lcm/lcm.log

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Confirm successful update via SDDC manager ssh console:

cat /var/log/vmware/vcf/lcm/lcm.log | grep “reached final state COMPLETED_WITH_SUCCESS”

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Current running versions post VCF 3.9.0 update:

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