vRealize Network Insight Upgrade from 6.7 to 6.8


 

Pre-Requisite


Ensure vRSLCM 8.10 PSPACK 1 is implemented

Download / Upload the product binary


Click here for vRSLCM 8.10 PSPACK 1 Release Notes


Click here for vRNI 6.8 Release Notes



 

Select the product from the Environment Pane and click on Upgrade


Trigger Inventory Sync . Ensure it's completed. Then click on Upgrade





Ensure appropriate binary or upgrade bundle is selected




Take a Product Snapshot , if you want to retrain the snapshot after upgrade you may do so





Run Precheck




What Prechecks are performed ?

vRNI healthy platform check
vRNI SSH status check on platform
vRNI SSH status check on collector
vRNI version check 
vRNI number of VMs check




Submit upgrade request


Upgrade Workflow is now started


Different states in the upgrade are as below



Stage:1 Shutting down Guest OS
Stage:2 Shutting down Guest OS
Stage:3 Creating Node Snapshot (Platform and Collector)
Stage:4 Power On VM
Stage:5 Power On VM
Stage:6 productHealthCheck
Stage:7 Create snapshot Inventory
Stage:8 upgradevrni
Stage:9 deleteNodeSnapshot
Stage:10 productupgradeinventoryupdate


Let's inspect Stage:8 in detail


Inside stage 8 we have


Start
VRNI Upload Upgrade Bundle
VRNI Upgrade Bundle Status
Upgrade Precheck
Upgrade Precheck Status
VRNI Online Upgrade
Check Upgrade Status
VRNI VCF Watermark Configuration
On VRNI VCF Watermark Configuration Success
Product Patch Upgrade Notification Modification
Modify Notification Scheduler
Final


Deep Dive on Stage:8 will be updated soon....



This concludes the upgrade. Remember to perofrm inventory sycn for sure before you upgrade vRNI. This is very important.



 


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