How to upgrade Operations Manger 2.5.6 to 2.5.20

Earlier in a blog we discussed how to install operations manager 2.5.6. In this blog post, we will see step by step details of how to upgrade an operations manager to a later version. For this blog, I will upgrade opsman 2.5.6 to version 2.5.20. However, the steps will be the same for all the versions.

Upgrade process of operations manager involves the below steps

  1. Export installation settings from current Opsman
  2. Install a new Opsman appliance (In this case version 2.5.20)
  3. Import the installation settings from the old Opsman

The current version of my Opsman is 2.5.6, as you see in the below image.

Step 1: Export the settings:

To export the installation settings from the current Opsman, login to the operations manager and click on settings as in the below screenshot.

Go to Export Installation Settings tab and click on Export Installation Settings.

Now, you can see existing configuration gets exported as installation.zip file. It exports the current installation with all of its assets. When you export an installation, the exported file contains references to the base VM images, necessary packages, and configuration settings.

Step 2: Install new Opsman:

In this step, we will deploy Opsman version 2.5.20 as a new deployment. You can get the Opsman 2.5.20 appliance downloaded from Pivotal.

Note: Before installing the new OpsMan vm,

  • Record the FQDN address of the existing Ops Manager VM
  • To avoid conflicts, power off the existing Ops Manager VM

If you need any help with installation of new Operations manager, check out my earlier blogs(v2.5.6 or v2.6).

Step 3: Import the installation settings:

Once the new OpsMan vm is deployed, power on the virtual machine. Open any browser and Access Ops Manager Web UI using: https://<opsman-fqdn-or-IP-address>/

To begin importing the setting, click on Import Existing Installation

When prompted, enter the Decryption Passphrase for this Ops Manager installation. You set this passphrase during your initial installation of Ops Manager

Note: If lost, the Decryption Passphrase cannot be recovered.

Click on choose file and select the installation.zip file exported in the Step 1. Once the file is selected, click on import.

You will see that its waiting on the authentication system to start as in the below screenshot

Now you will see the Welcome page. Enter the username and password to login

Successfully imported installation message appears upon completion as in the below screenshot. Please note the version of the OpsMan and the bosh director for vSphere tile.

Now you can import the other tiles like PKS and Harbor and perform the upgrade. We will discuss that in a different blog post.

Hope this blog post helps in understanding the steps involved in upgrading the Operations Manager for VMware Enterprise PKS.


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