This post originally appeared on Clouds, etc. by Daniel Paluszek.
I sometimes hear that vCloud Director (vCD) is cumbersome and hard to install/upgrade. I just updated my lab environment vCD instance from 9.0 to 9.0.1 in about five minutes. The team has done an incredible job of making any patch/upgrade process seamless. Below are the steps for upgrading while documentation link is below.
We can see I’m running the 9.0 base version. As stated above, we will upgrade to 9.0.1.
Download and check integrity
- Let’s go ahead and make the bin file executable. “chmod u+x <filename>” makes it easy and now we can see it’s executable.
Run the Installer
- And we are complete! The last message we see is we need to perform the database upgrade to ensure the schema is up to date.
Update the vCloud Director Database
Let’s log in and check the build version. There we go, on the latest version of vCloud Director 9.0!
That’s it. Very easy and straightforward. If you’re interested in further insight on architecting vCloud Director, do check out our free vCloud Architecture Toolkit papers:
- Architecting Multisite VMware vCloud Director by Steve Dockar
- Dedicated Hosted Cloud with vCD for VMware Cloud Providers – Blog Article by Harold Simon