VMware vCloud Director for Service Provider upgrade from 9.7 to 10.0

Check prerequisites, documentation, release notes

Documentation: https://docs.vmware.com/en/vCloud-Director/index.html

Release notes: https://docs.vmware.com/en/vCloud-Director/10.0/rn/VMware-vCloud-Director-for-Service-Providers-100-Release-Notes.html
API: https://code.vmware.com/apis/553/vcloud-director

Instalation,configuration and upgrade guide: https://docs.vmware.com/en/vCloud-Director/9.7/com.vmware.vcloud.install.doc/GUID-F14315CC-B373-4A21-A3D9-270FFCF0A417.html

In my scenario I have CentOS 7 VM where is vCloud director 9.7 running. And another VM where is running PostgreSQL.

Step-by-step guide

  1. stop vCloud services

    /etc/init.d/vmware-vcd stop

  2. backup vCloud DB. In my case PostgreSQL

    su – postgres

    pg_dump vcloud > /var/lib/pgsql/vcloud-backup_20200124-1821.sql

  3. create snapshot on vCloud Director VM a PostgreSQL VM
  4. upload and run installation file

    ./vmware-vcloud-director-distribution-10.0.0-14638910.bin

    Checking free disk space…doneChecking for a supported Linux distribution…Detected CentOS7 systemdoneChecking for necessary RPM prerequisites…doneExtracting VMware vCloud Director. Please wait, this could take a few minutes…vmware-vcloud-director-25.2019.09.12-14636284.x86_64.rpmvmware-vcloud-director-rhel-25.2019.09.12-14636284.x86_64.rpmvmware-vcloud-director-h5ui-25.2019.09.12-14636284.x86_64.rpmvmware-phonehome-1.0.0-14574960.noarch.rpmdoneVerifying RPM signatures…doneAn older version of VMware vCloud Director has been detected and will beupgraded to 10.0.0.If you choose to proceed, the installer will stop the vmware-vcd service,back up any configuration files from the previous release and migrate theproduct configuration as necessary.

    Would you like to upgrade now? (y/n)? y
    Upgrading VMware vCloud Director…
    Installing the VMware vCloud Director 10.0.0 RPM…
    warning: vmware-vcloud-director-25.2019.09.12-14636284.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 66fd4949 : NOKEY
    Preparing… ################################# [100%]
    Updating / installing…
    1:vmware-vcloud-director-rhel-25.20################################# [ 13%]
    2:vmware-vcloud-director-25.2019.09warning: /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/etc/global.properties created as /opt /vmware/vcloud-director/etc/global.properties.rpmnew
    ################################# [ 25%]
    3:vmware-vcloud-director-h5ui-25.20################################# [ 38%]
    4:vmware-phonehome-1.0.0-14574960 ################################# [ 50%]
    Cleaning up / removing…
    5:vmware-phonehome-1.0.0-12611311 ################################# [ 63%]
    6:vmware-vcloud-director-h5ui-24.20################################# [ 75%]
    7:vmware-vcloud-director-24.2019.03################################# [ 88%]
    Update completed.
    8:vmware-vcloud-director-rhel-24.20################################# [100%]
    done
    No DSA certificates found; disabling DSA ciphers for SSL/TLS connections. See KB 2056026 for details

    Upgrade installation complete.
    Next steps:

    You will need to upgrade the database schema before starting the
    vmware-vcd service. The product upgrade tool should be run only once per
    vCloud Director group. The tool may be run with the following command:
    /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/upgradeRun upgrade script

  5. Run upgrade script
    /
    opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/upgrade

    Welcome to the vCloud Director upgrade utility

    Verify that you have a valid license key to use the version of the
    vCloud Director software to which you are upgrading.

    This utility will apply several updates to the database. Please
    ensure you have created a backup of your database prior to continuing.


    Do you wish to upgrade the product now? [Y/N] y
    Examining database at URL: jdbc:postgresql://Postgre-DB.lab:5432/vcloud?socketTimeout=90
    The next step in the upgrade process will change the vCloud Director database schema.
    Backup your database now using the tools provided by your database vendor.
    Enter [Y] after the backup is complete. y
    Running 5 upgrade tasks
    Executing upgrade task:
    Successfully ran upgrade task
    Executing upgrade task:
    Successfully ran upgrade task
    Executing upgrade task:
    Successfully ran upgrade task
    Executing upgrade task:
    ……………./Successfully ran upgrade task
    Executing upgrade task:
    ……………[15]
    Successfully ran upgrade task
    Database upgrade complete
    Upgrade complete

    Would you like to start the vCloud Director service now? If you choose not
    to start it now, you can manually start it at any time using this command:
    service vmware-vcd start

    Start it now? [y/n] y

    Starting vmware-vcd-watchdog: [ OK ]
    Starting vmware-vcd-cell [ OK ]