As part of the VMware vCloud Director 1.5.1 update, I also updated my vShield Manager appliance. The update was easy and I’ve had no problems since the update.
Here are the official release notes from VMware:
vShield 5.0.1 release notes
Prerequisites that I recommend:
– Backup your vShield Manager database.
It’s cool, easy, and encrypted. Soooo, you won’t be able to view any of the NAT, Firewall, VPN info. However, I think it’s a good idea to keep this backed up. Soooo, you won’t be able to view any of the NAT, Firewall, VPN info. However, I think it’s a good idea to keep this regularly backed up.
Here are the screenshots:
Log into your vShield Manager appliance — then choose “Settings and Reports” section on the left. Now, select the updates tab.
Now choose “Upload Settings.” — You will be able to browse to the *VMware-vShield-Manager-upgrade-bundle-5.0.1-638924.tar.gz” file.
You’ll now need to confirm your decision to upgrade your vSM:
Now, sit back — and wait for the bundle upgrade to finish. This might take a few minutes—- AND in my specific situation, I had to click the “refresh” button in my browser. It seemed that the install hung at 0%… However, I may not have waiting long enough.
After hitting refresh in my browser — and re-logging in, it seemed things looked OK. The version number had been updated.
Also, if you login to the vSM appliance, you can issue a “show version” command to take a look at the update.
One thing that I DID notice: After the upgrade, the version/build number (when viewed from vSphere) did not update. Perhaps, I need to reboot for this to become updated.
However, when new vShield Edge servers are deployed, the correct version/build numbers are displayed.