Upgrade Vmware vSphere from 5.1 to 5.5 – Step 1 – Single Sign-on

In this article, I will try to explain how to upgrade Single Sign-on. If you did it before from 5.0 to 5.1, it is almost same process. However, there are some differences we have to mention them here.

First of all, admin@system-domain has gone:) new SSO account is "administrator@vsphere.local"

for more information, http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/topic/com.vmware.vsphere.upgrade.doc/GUID-4CEA7F38-F24D-4833-830C-721578D4BA77.html

Besides, there are lots of information can be found in this link as well http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/index.jsp

Moreover, If you want to get more information about what’s new in Vmware 5.5, this PDF document can help you http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere/VMware-vSphere-Platform-Whats-New.pdf

The best improvement is that VMFS supports 64TB now and as you know it used to be 2 TB before.

Let’s start the upgrade. When you open the media, I hope you are familiar with that "Simple and Custom Installation". I have no idea how Simple installation looks like:) I have never clicked on it before.

Custom installation and firstly, SSO installation are recommended.

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SSL certificate is not expired let’s continue

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As you can see, the installation has found my previous SSO installation and it will be upgraded.

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My old version, 5.1, has been caught.

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I want to upgrade existing SSO

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You should type new password of SSO now, more information this is the link you need; http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/topic/com.vmware.vsphere.upgrade.doc/GUID-4CEA7F38-F24D-4833-830C-721578D4BA77.html

I leave the default site name.

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Done. My installation has been completed successfully.

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