vCenter 7 Update 3c – log4j remediation

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New VMware vSphere and vCenter upgrade was released last week for version 7.0 and the installation was just as simple as any other vSphere/vCenter upgrade released in the past. I will warn you that the last task “Converting data as part of post install” did take longer than expected, specially for a small VMware environment like this one, but it finally completed after approximately 30 minutes running (DO NOT GET IMPATIENT AND LET THE UPGRADE RUN ITS COURSE! I almost did and would have simply wasted time to restore/retry the process).

Official VMware communication here

I will share below the steps I followed for the upgrade using the patch-fp (offline) ISO provided by VMware

  • Go to VMware Product Patches website here
  • Download the patch-fp ISO
  • Upload to a shared VMware datastore
  • Take a snapshot and backup of your vCenter
  • Attach the ISO to the vCenter you want to upgrade
  • Establish a SSH session to your vCenter
  • Execute the command below to start the in-place upgrade
  • software-packages install --iso
  • Accept the End User License Agreement
  • Review the status every so often in case an error pops up
  • Wait for the upgrade to successfully complete
  • In my case, it took 45 minutes to complete, and the environment is small
  • Reboot the vCenter appliance
  • Wait for the web service initialize and validate everything works

And that is all, after the reboot I proceeded to login to the VAMI interface (port 5480) to confirm all the services were healthy and the upgrade was successful…and they were.

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  1. Mor

    Thanks for that 🙂 i thought i will have to revert to snapshot.
    it finished after like 35 minutes…

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