While attempting to upgrade your vCSA 5.5 to 6.0 you are confronted with this error:
Migration Failed Failed to download vCenter Server Support Bundle Logs
Make sure that your reverse and forward DNS match (not sure why VMware continues to insist on flawless DNS – Tedious!)
The solution to his upgrade error is to:
1. Truncate your databases
Truncate your databases using this command:
/opt/vmware/vpostgres/current/bin/psql -U postgres -t -d VCDB -c “select ‘truncate table ‘ || table_name || ‘ cascade;’ from information_schema.tables where table_name like ‘vpx_hist_stat%’ and table_type = ‘BASE TABLE’ order by 1” | /opt/vmware/vpostgres/current/bin/psql -U postgres -d VCDB
2. Make sure to tick the box to export your performance data
vCSA 6.0 migration complete
Connect to the vCenter Server Appliance via its console or via SSH.
Run the vdcadmintool service tool:
The console will load:
1. Test LDAP connectivity
2. Force start replication cycle
3. Reset account password
4. Set log level and mask
5. Set vmdir state
When prompted for the Account DN, enter:
A new password will be displayed.
You are in the process of trying to upgrade an existing vCenter 5.5 vCSA to 6.0.
Make note that it is asking for ESXi host to install the vCSA and not vCenter!
Error occurred while retrieving vm names of the esx host
Use this method to install a working Repo to a VMware Appliance (i.e. VCSA, vSphere Replication, vCloud Usage Meter, etc.)
# cat /etc/SuSE-release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)
VERSION = 11
PATCHLEVEL = 2
Add the repository for the appropriate version
# zypper addrepo -f http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/ opensuse
Once the Repository is loaded, simply load Yast:
If you want to install a firewall on your appliance, scroll to Security -> Firewall and follow the prompts.