29 09, 2014

vCAC 6.0.1 Upgrade to 6.1: Database Upgrade Script Error

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:03+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Cloud, How To, vCAC, Virtualization|5 Comments

While upgrading a vCAC (vCloud Automation Center) 6.0.1 environment to 6.1 a couple of days back, I hit this error message while upgrading the IaaS database, using the database upgrade script: Java version 1.7 or higher (64-bit) must be installed, the environment variable JAVA_HOME must be sent to the Java install folder, and %JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe must [...]

25 03, 2012

Windows Installer error when upgrading from vCenter 4.x to 5.0

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:07+00:00 March 25th, 2012|vCenter, Virtualization|2 Comments

When upgrading a vCenter server from version 4.x to 5.0, you may encounter an error: "The Windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running windows in safe mode, or if windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance." You may genuinely have a broken Windows [...]

24 05, 2010

“Device ‘USB’ is not supported” after vSphere 4 upgrade

By | 2010-05-24T22:06:04+00:00 May 24th, 2010|ESX, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

If you had a VM with a USB device attached, which was imported into ESX using some sort of conversion tool e.g. VMware Converter in the past, you may find that it refuses to boot after upgrade to vSphere 4.  Possible symptoms include: An error saying something similar to "Device 'USB' is not supported", asking it to [...]

9 05, 2010

How to upgrade from VI 3.5 to vSphere 4 – with x64 vCenter Server (Part III)

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:08+00:00 May 9th, 2010|ESX, vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

In Part II of this article, we went through the process of upgrading a VirtualCenter 2.5 server to vCenter 4.  In this third and final part, we'll talk about upgrading the hosts to ESX 4 and wrap up the upgrade process.  Let's get to it then: ESX Host upgrades: First of all, make sure IP and networking configuration [...]

7 05, 2010

How to upgrade from VI 3.5 to vSphere 4 – with x64 vCenter Server (Part II)

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:09+00:00 May 7th, 2010|ESX, vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|3 Comments

In Part I of this article, we started with some points one should think about while preparing for the upgrade of a Virtual Infrastructure 3.5 environment to vSphere 4.  In this part, we'll go through the process of upgrading the VirtualCenter server to vCenter 4 Update 1. vCenter Install: Create a VM for the new vCenter server.  Suggested spec (varies according to requirements): 2048 MB [...]

6 05, 2010

How to upgrade from VI 3.5 to vSphere 4 – with x64 vCenter Server (Part I)

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:09+00:00 May 6th, 2010|ESX, vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|1 Comment

These days, I am upgrading our VI 3.5 environment to vSphere 4.  Good thing is that there is a lot of information available in form of books and articles on the web for the different scenarios in which you can upgrade.  Two of my favourite books on the subject are: Mastering VMware VSphere 4 by Scott Lowe VMware vSphere [...]