Upgrade VMware vCenter Server Appliance from 6.5 to 6.7

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  1. Aaron says:

    This is a great article! Did you happen to make that future post regarding the available disk space issue you ran into? I and another person are running into this and we are unsure of how to proceed.

    • Gareth Lewis says:

      Thanks Aaron! Unfortunately I’ve not gotten around to writing that particular article, but in a nutshell, my get-out-of-jail was to identify if I had any available storage with appropriate capacity (SSH to your vCenter Server, enter bash and list all available file systems via df -h). In my case (see the screenshot Stage 2 > 3. Select Upgrade Data), I used /storage/tmp2/ but created a new child directory (mkdir export). I then defined the location /storage/tmp2/export in the Export Directory field. The export data will be removed once the upgrade completes.

      Alternatively, if you don’t have any disks with suitable capacity, you could add a new disk to your vCenter Server, initialise it, and use it as the Export Directory.

      Hopefully that helps, but let me know if not and I’ll double-check things in the lab. Reminder to self – write the follow-up article 🙂

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