This post isn’t going to particularly interesting as it’s just screenshots of what it looks like to do an inplace upgrade of NetApp’s Virtual Storage Console from 2.0 to 2.0.1. What’s worth mentioning is that the reason why an inplace upgrade had to be done was because of the problems we had when we simply installed 2.0.1 onto a brand new vCenter installation. The following are the details:
- Created a new Windows 2008 R2 64-bit virtual machine.
- Installed vCenter with a local SQL express instance as the database.
- Added ESXi 4.1.0 hosts to vCenter.
- Configured SNMP, alarms, etc.
- Installed VSC 2.0.1 (VSC-2.0.1-win64).
After number 5, all hell broke loose. It started with a page cannot be displayed when we try to access the registration page at: https://localhost:8143/Register.html then figuring that we should try uninstalling and reinstalling, we found that we could not get the application to uninstall. Every time we uninstall the application in Programs and Features, hit F5, we’d see the VSC application get relisted. Proceeding to going into the registry and removing all the occurrences of the application didn’t help and soon rendered the server unusable. Seeing how we couldn’t get any further, we rebuilt the virtual machine, reinstalled vCenter and proceeded to install 2.0, then 2.0.1 to upgrade it. The upgrade was successful and VSC appears to work properly so I won’t be able to provide a root cause. If you’re interested in seeing what the 2.0 install looks like, see this post: http://terenceluk.blogspot.com/2010/10/installing-netapp-virtual-storage.html
For the inplace upgrade, see the following:
There you have it.