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

    • The tools leverage VMware's native Update Manager which is accessible using a web browser directly from Host PowerTools for VMware.
    • Several upgrade methods are available, as described in this section.

There is no direct upgrade path from a version below 5.3 to version 5.3 or above.

Backing up the Host PowerTools for VMware appliance 

Prior to the upgrade, it is advised to back up the Host PowerTools for VMware VM.

Accessing the upgrade tool view

To determine the Host PowerTools for VMware IP address:

  1. Open the vSphere Client UI, and locate the Host PowerTools for VMware virtual machine.
  2. On the Summary tab, the virtual machine IP Address is displayed.
  3. On a browser, access the following URL:
    • https://<HPTVM IP>:5480
      • Note: The connection is open for HTTPS only. 
    • In our example:
      • https://172.20.80.191:5480/
    • Enter the credentials.
      • For the User, enter root
      • For the Password, enter the value set for your HPTVM password. If a value has not been set, enter nfinidat1

Upgrading via the internet

  1. Access the Upgrade Tool. See Accessing the upgrade tool view.

  2. In the Update tab, click the Settings tab, and ensure that the Use Default Repository  option is selected.
  3. Click the Status tab.
    Your current Host PowerTools for VMware version is displayed.

  4. Click Check Updates.
    Details of the available update are displayed.
  5. Click Install Updates.
    The available update is installed.

  6. If required, reboot Host PowerTools for VMware. 
  7. Refresh the existing vSphere Client UI views. 

The appliance is upgraded.

Manual Upgrade - Providing an upgrade file

  1. Go to the repository site at Download site for the installation file.

    1.  In the navigation tree, select Host PowerTools for VMware.
    2. Click on Other versions and platforms.
    3. Select the file that ends with UPDATE_ISO and download it.
  2. Mount the UPDATEֹ_ISO file as a CD/DVD device on the Host PowerTools for VMware VM.
  3. Access the Upgrade Tool. See Accessing the upgrade tool view.
    1. In the Update tab, click the Settings tab, and select the Use CDROM Updates option.
    2. Upload the file and click Save.
  4. Click the Status tab.
    Your current Host PowerTools for VMware version is displayed.

  5. Click Check Updates.
    Details of the available update are displayed.

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

  7. Reboot Host PowerTools for VMware. 

The appliance is upgraded.

Using a specified repository for the upgrade files

  1. Install the INFINIDAT Application Repository.
    For more information, refer to the relevant Application Repository documentation. For a link to the documentation, see: Application Repository Release Notes.

  2. Populate the Application Repository with the HPT-VM upgrade package.

  3. 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.

Troubleshooting following upgrades

If issues are encountered following an upgrade, do the following:

  • Log out from the vSphere Client UI, and then log in again.
  • Clear the browser cache.
  • Restart the vSphere Client UI:
    • Flash for vSphere 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5 
    • HTML5 for vSphere 6.5 or later
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Last edited: 2022-08-06 07:59:00 UTC

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