Unable to update VCSA to 6.5 u2d

 If you are using any version of VCSA 6.5 U1d or below, you may come across this error whilst attempting to update to 6.5 U2d:

Latest updates already installed on vCSA, Nothing to stage/install

This is due to the way the VCSA updater processes build numbers on older versions. Fortunately, there is a workaround

Visit KB59659 at vmware.com and download changebuild.sh from the attechments on the article

  1. Log in as root via SSH to VCSA
  2. Run the command to enable the shell. shell
  3. Download the 59659_changebuild.sh script attached to the article.
  4. Using a supported tool, sftp/scp the 59659_changebuild.sh to the VCSA.
  5. Change the file name to changebuild.sh and copy it to /root on the vCenter Server Appliance. cp 59659_changebuild.sh /root/changebuild.sh
  6. Run the command to execute permission: chmod +x /root/changebuild.sh
  7. Run the command to execute the script: /root/changebuild.sh
  8. Proceed with the update.


vSphere 6.7 U1 GA released! Release notes & downloads

VMware have finally bestowed upon us their latest release of vSphere 6.7 – Update 1!
This brings with it some rather welcome new festures and quality-of-life tweaks:

  • Migrate vCenter with Embedded PSC *between* vSphere domains, retaining data such as tags & licences.
  • vCenter can provide relevant links to KB articles
  • Burst filter to protect vCenter from identical alert flooding
  • HTML5 client now fully featured including new simplified workflows for VCHA
  • vCenter converge tool to migrate from external to easier to manage embedded PSCs
  • Provides upgrade path from 6.5 U2 to 6.7

And many more
vCenter Server 6.7 U1 :
Release Notes
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ESXi 6.7 U1:
Release Notes
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PowerCLI 11:
What’s New
Download