HyperFlex is getting easier and easier to install, configure and upgrade.

In the following post I am going to show you how easy a HyperFlex upgrade is.

But first you will have to do some manual things in the UCS Manager.

Here you will see my starting point. UCS Manager and we’re going to upgrade this version.

UCS Manager Old Version

Download UCS Manager Bundles

You can download the UCS Manager bundles via www.cisco.com/go/software and search for HyperFlex Data Platform. When you select the HyperFlex version you want to have, you will see all the files together, including the ESXi and UCS-Manager supported version.

Make sure you download the correct infrastructure bundle. It depends on the Fabric Interconnect you are having.

CCO Download UCS Manager HXDP

CCO Download UCS Manager HyperFlex

Even though you don’t have blades, you must download and install the blade bundle.

Upload the bundles to UCS Manager

When you are on the main page, (equipment), go to :

Firmware Management,

Download Tasks

Download Firmware.

UCS Manager Firmware Management

The file can be on a Remote File System or locally.

Select UCS Manager Bundle

And when it’s uploading you will see :

Downloading Firmware to UCS Manager

When it’s finished with uploading the firmware, you see this :

Downloading UCS Manager Firmware

In the background UCS Manager is still busy with unpacking everything.

Make sure you upload 3 bundles ! (Infra, Server, Blade)

 

Install the Infrastructure bundle.

It’s better to have the UCS Manager Infrastructure bundle already installed.

Install UCS Manager Infra

If you have some warnings, make sure they don’t have any impact on your environment.

 

Warnings

Select the Infra Pack you want to install. In this case it’s the 4.0.(4g). The A stands for the infrastructure bundle.

Select version of UCS Manager Infra

Just a warning if you’re really sure what you wanna do.

Are you really sure ?

Sit back and relax.
Install UCS Manager Infra

 

And now it’s in progress.

In Progress

Under FSM you can see some more details.

In Progress

In the top of the browser you can see a red icon. There are pending activities. You must click on this.

Pending

The activity is that you have to reboot a Fabric Interconnect.

Pending Activities of UCS Manager

Of course you will get a warning.

Warning Reboot Now

Just reboot it. You can loose connection to the web page of the UCS Manager, but every server is running like nothing is happening.

Reboot FI

And now the system is upgraded to UCS Manager 4.0.4g. The servers and blades are still on the “old” version.

UCS Manager Upgraded

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