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VR failed upgrade no Snapshot to restore

 

Step 1. Download and install the java jre for vSphere Replication

 

https://buildweb.eng.vmware.com/ob/4540178/#
download vmware-jre-1.7.0_121-1server.x86_64.rpm

 

This rpm can also be pulled from the vSphere Replication installer ISO using 7z.  

 

install it and run following commands
mkdir /usr/java
rm -f /usr/java/latest /usr/java/default
ln -s /usr/java/jre-vmware /usr/java/latest
ln -s /usr/java/latest /usr/java/default
rm -f /usr/bin/java
ln -s /usr/java/default/bin/java /usr/bin/java

rpm -ivh vmware-jre-1.7.0_121-1server.x86_64.rpm

Step 2. Download and install the VAMI.

Check the VAMI version.

rpm -qa | grep studio

vmware-studio-appliance-config-2.6.0.9-160505024738
vmware-studio-vami-service-network-2.6.0.9-0
vmware-studio-init-2.6.0.9-160505024738
vmware-studio-vami-login-2.6.0.9-3609964
vmware-studio-vami-tools-2.6.0.9-3609964
vmware-studio-vami-servicebase-2.6.0.9-3609964
vmware-studio-vami-service-hms-6.1.1.13216-3849281
vmware-studio-vami-service-system-2.6.0.9-0
vmware-studio-vami-service-core-2.6.0.9-0
vmware-studio-vami-lighttpd-2.6.0.9-3609964
vmware-studio-vami-service-update-2.6.0.9-0

Step 3. Download and install the VAMI in this case

rpm -ivh vmware-studio-vami-cimom_2.6.0.9-3609964_x86_64.rpm

 

http://build-squid.eng.vmware.com/build/mts/release/bora-4595498/publish/exports/Update_Repo/package-pool/vmware-studio-vami-cimom_2.6.0.9-3609964_x86_64.rpm

 

This rpm can also be pulled from the vSphere Replication installer ISO.  

Reboot VR

 

Step 4. VAMI now available. https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2149560

Step 5 VR Upgrade to 6.1.2.0 After this plugin not showing. 

Step 6. Upgrade to 6.1.2.1 which has the plugin issue resolved. 

Step 7. plugin appears. NTP service not running on the appliance. Followed this kb to resolve issue.

To continue configuring the NTP server:
Log in to the vSphere Replication appliance console as the root user.
Run the command:
yast2 ntp-client add server=your_chosen_time_server

This console error can be ignored:

Error: Cannot update the dynamic configuration policy.

Run this command:
yast2 ntp-client enable

Run this command:
sntp –P no -r your_chosen_time_server

The ntp.conf file is updated and the NTP synchronization is configured successfully.
Refresh the vSphere Web client.

 

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