My ramblings on the stuff that holds it all together
Upgrading to vCloud Director 1.0.1 from GA
A couple of people have asked recently how complicated it is to upgrade from the GA 1.0 release of vCloud Director to 1.0.1 which was released recently – this is a post of my notes, and I will add as I find new things – I will be doing this in the coming weeks on my lab.
vCloud Director Cells
Luckily, it’s pretty simple – it’s just a case of upgrading the cell servers, downtime is required if you have a single cell, if you have a multi-cell deployment you can do a rolling upgrade by taking one cell offline at a time
You can find the upgrade steps and a list of changes and known issues in the release notes here
No database changes are required, and it has the same minimum system requirements as the 1.0 GA build although 1.0.1 adds support for vSphere 4.1 U1
There is also an updated build of Chargeback (v1.6) – release notes here – note there is no in-place upgrade if you have 1.5 you need to uninstall 1.5, keeping the database intact and install 1.6 connecting it to the same database.
I am investigating the impact for vShield but as I understand it the 1.0.1 download does not absolutely require an upgrade to the vShield appliance.
I have not personally confirmed this, but my understanding is that this is a maintenance release and v1.0 and v1.0.1 serial numbers are the same.