How to easily update your VMware vCenter Server Appliance from 6.5.x to 6.5 Update 1e (VCSA 6.5 U1e) for Meltdown/Spectre remediation

Posted by Paul Braren on Jan 13 2018 in
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  • Meltdown and Spectre loom large this year, and this article is in direct response to all that, see also at TinkerTry

    VMware vCenter Server Appliance

    Read the VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1e Release Notes. For those of you with VCSA 6.5.x already installed, the simple VAMI update method also means you won't need the VMware-VCSA-all-6.5.0-7119157.iso from the Download Page for:
    VMware-VCSA-all-6.5.0-7119157.iso | Release Date: 2017-11-14 | Build Number: 7119157

    This upgrade is also known as version 6.5.0.14000 or 6.5U1e or Build 7515524, as seen in the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface (VAMI), as pictured above this article. I have a screenshot and video of the process below, and the upgrade method is the same VAMI method that I featured in my recent (Dec 23 2017) article, only the versions (6.5U1d 6.5U1e) differ slightly:

    easy-upgrade-to-vcsa-65u1d

    Screenshot

    TinkerTry-5-step-VCSA-update-65U1

    Video

    How to easily update your VMware vCenter Server Appliance from 6.5.x to 6.5 Update 1e [VCSA 6.5 U1e]

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