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Host PowerTools for VMware provides a built-in tool for upgrades. 

    • The tools leverages VMware's native Update Manager and is accessible using a web browser directly from Host PowerTools for VMware.
    • Number of upgrading methods are available as described below.

Note

Before the upgrade, it is advised to take a snapshot of the Host PowerTools VM.

Determining Host PowerTools for VMware IP address

  1. Open vCenter UI and locate the Host PowerTools for VMware virtual machine.
  2. On the Summary tab, the virtual machine IP Address is presented. 

Upgrading via the internet

  1. On a browser, access the following URL:
    https://<HPTVM IP>:5480
    In our example:
    https://172.16.86.23:5480/
    Use the following credentials:

    • User: root
    • Password: nfinidat1

    The INFINIDAT Upgrade Tool opens on screen.

  2. Click the Update tab.
    Your current Host PowerTools version is displayed onscreen.

  3. Click Check Updates.
    Details of the available update are displayed on the screen.

  4. Click Install Updates.
    The available update is installed.

  5. If required, reboot Host PowerTools for VMware. 
  6. Clear the browser cache.

  7. Close the vCenter UI and open it.

The appliance is upgraded.

Following the upgrade

  1. Clear the IE cache of all of the workstations that uses a VI client.
  2. Restart  the web client UI

    • Flash in case of vCenter 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5 
    • HTML5 in case of vCenter 6.5

Providing an upgrade file

  1. Go to the repository site (the link is available here: Download site for the installation file).

    1. Select Host PowerTools for VMware on the navigation tree.
    2. Click on Other versions and platforms.
       
    3. Select the file that ends with ISO and download it.
    4. Mount the ISO file to the VM as a CD ROM device.
  2. Go to the INFINIDAT Upgrade Tool as explained above.
    1. Click on Updates, then on Settings and select the CD ROM Updates option.
    2. Upload the file and click Save.

Using a specified repository for the upgrade files

  1. Install the INFINIDAT Application Repository.
    See: Application Repository for a link to the relevant Application Repository documentation.
    Populate the Application Repository with the HPT-VM upgrade package.

  2. Point the Host PowerTools for VMware appliance to fetch the package from the Application Repository.
    Copy the Repository URL and replace repo.infinidat.com with the new repo address.

Upgrading via the VM Upgrade Manager

  1. Repeat Step 1 on: Manually providing the upgrade file.
  2. Go to the Upgrade Manager.
    For instructions on upgrading Host PowerTools via the native VMware Update Manager, see VMware Studio 2.6 User Guide page 21.
     

Upgrade using a CDROM

This upgrade option requires an ISO file that is provided by INFINIDAT via a CDROM.

  1. Repeat Step 1 on: Providing the upgrade file (above).
  2. Go to the VM and select Edit Settings.
     Virtual Machine Properties screen opens.
  3. On the Hardware tab, select CD/DVD and click Browse Datastores.
    Browse Datastores screen opens.

    1. Write down the version number and the location of the current file.
      You will need this version numberon a later step of this task.
    2. Select the ISO file and click OK.
    3. Check the Connected checkbox.
    4. Click OK.
  4. Open the INFINIDAT Upgrade Tool console.

    1. Click the Update tab.
    2. Click Settings.
    3. Select Use CDROM Updates
    4. Click Save Settings
    5. Click the Status tab.
    6. Click Check Updates.
      The update version that was uploaded via the CDROM is listed under Available Updates.
    7. Click Install Updates.
  5. Read Carefully before rebooting the VM.
    Return the original (the version prior to the upgrade) ISO file to the CD drive prior to rebooting the VM.
    Reboot the VM only if required.



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