vSphere 6.7 Update 1 Released
On Aug 27 2018, VMware announced many improvements coming in vSphere 6.7 Update 1 / vSAN 6.7 Update 1, which I wrote about here.
On Oct 16 2018, the VCSA and ESXi ISO bits became available for download, seen on Virtually Ghetto here including release notes and download links. As usual, you'll want to actually read up before proceeding, and be sure any 3rd party software you use such as VM backup have been tested with this release.
I'm already testing these bits myself in my home lab, which is currently over 4,000 miles away, see how here.
VCSA 6.7 to 6.7 Update 1
I had to change the Update Server URL, following along with this VMware KB 55683:
- vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface might not display the vCenter Server 6.7.x patch (55683)
in the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface, go to Update > Settings and configure the custom URL
My VCSA 6.7 VAMI Update tab had this default URL:
Following along with the KB, I changed it to this URL:
then the upgrade proceeded without incident, showing the following confirmation on VAMI's Summary Page, as also seen in my video below:
Having followed my simple certificate fix article in the past, after this upgrade, I noticed that all my certificates were intact thus my browsers were still happy, but I did have to recreate my handy Chrome shortcuts, well worth the minor effort.
ESXi 6.7 to 6.7 Update 1
Once you're done upgrading your VCSA, you can use VUM to proceed with upgrading your ESXi hosts. If you'd prefer the ESXCLI method instead, my article has now been updated accordingly:
This upgrade went very well, using my Xeon D-1541 based Bundle to record this upgrade video remotely from 4,000 miles away, my apologies for the audio and video quality.
Oct 23 2018 Update
Note that in this new article:
- Quick Fix – VCSA 126.96.36.19900 Can’t Update via URL from Management Interface
Oct 23 2018 by Anthony Spiteri at Virtualization is Life!
Anthony refers to this URL as the work-around:
which I've confirmed also works. After upgrading the appliance successfully using either of the URLs this article mentions, you can then head back into the Updates Settings menu found in VAMI's Update SETTINGS button, then change back to Use default repository, as shown below. This matches what Anthony observed. See also my VAMI screenshot below.
- Veeam Backup & Replication support for VMware vSphere
Regarding 6.7 Update 1 / Minimum Veeam Backup & Replication version:
Not currently supported.
To be supported with the release of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4.
For more information, please see KB2784 and this forum thread.