Note: This is an inplace upgrade of a previoulsy installed vCenter 4 Update Manager.

1. Insert the DVD or after extracting the ISO run the setup. You will be presented with the install menu below. Click on vCenter Update Manager.

2. If Update Manager is already installed you will be presented with a window asking you to continue with the upgrade. Click Yes.

3. This window displays another warning explaining it has detected a previous version of Update Manager. Click Ok to continue the upgrade process to v4.0.0.3871.

4. The first screen of the actual installation warning you again that the previous version will be upgraded to, just in case you missed it the previous two times. Click Next.

5. Accept the license agreement and click Next.

6. Confirm the IP address, port number, username and password to connect to vCenter. This username should have admin access to vCenter and not be read-only. Click Next.

7. If you are using Windows Authentication to connect to your database, leave the fields blank and click Next. If you need to specify a username and password to connect to your database (i.e. if you’re using SQL authentication), enter the information in the relevant fields and click Next.

8. The installation will upgrade your current database. Make sure you take a backup of the database before proceeding and then tick the box next to “I have taken a backup of the existing Update Manager database”. If you would like to start with a blank database and create your Update Manager config from scratch, select “No, I do not want to upgrade my Update Manager database”. Click Next.

9. The wizard is now ready to install Update 1 for Update Manager. Click Install to continue.

10. A reboot warning message is displayed as there are files that can’t be updated at this time. You must manually reboot the server once the installation wizard is complete. Click Ok.

11. Installation is now complete. Click Finish and reboot your server.

All the tutorials included on this site are performed in a lab environment to simulate a real world production scenario. As everything is done to provide the most accurate steps to date, we take no responsibility if you implement any of these steps in a production environment.

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