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How To: Upgrading the Pure VMware Appliance with puresw

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The Pure Storage VMware Appliance was released to support deployments of Pure Storage integrations such as the Remote Plugin for the vSphere Client and the VM Analytics Collector. While the OVA supports each of these integrations, the OVA can only support one integration at a time. When multiple integrations are needed, more than one OVA will need to be deployed. This KB covers the process to upgrade the appliance, remote plugin or collector directly from the appliance with puresw.

Upgrading the VMware Appliance and Remote Plugin

Here is the process to upgrade the VMware Appliance with either the Remote Plugin or Collector application when either has an upgrade available.

  1. Log into the VMware Appliance CLI
    ssh pureuser@appliance-fqdn
  2. Find what upgrades are available by using puresw list

     VMware Appliance with the Remote Plugin Installed

    pureuser@remote-plugin:~$ puresw list
    Checking for updates...
    
    Package                     Description                         Installed  Update Available
    pure-vmware-appliance       Pure Storage VMware Appliance       3.2.0      Yes (3.3.1)
    pure-vsphere-remote-plugin  Pure Storage vSphere Client Plugin  5.0.0      No
    
    33 system packages have updates available
    

      VMware Appliance with the VM Analytics Collector Installed

    pureuser@vm-analytics-collector:~$ puresw list
    Checking for updates...
    
    Package                 Description                          Installed  Update Available
    pure-vmware-appliance   Pure Storage VMware Appliance        3.3.0      Yes (3.3.1)
    vm-analytics-collector  Pure Storage VM Analytics Collector  3.1.0      Yes (3.1.4)
    
    33 system packages have updates available
    
  3. Upgrade either the appliance or plugin with puresw upgrade start pure-vsphere-remote-plugin

    VMware Appliance with the Remote Plugin Installed 

    pureuser@remote-plugin:~$ puresw upgrade start pure-vsphere-remote-plugin
    Installing...
    
    Installation complete!
    

     VMware Appliance with the VM Analytics Collector Installed 

    pureuser@vm-analytics-collector:~$ puresw upgrade start vm-analytics-collector
    Installing...
    
    Installation complete!
    
  4. Check that the appliance or plugin are updated with puresw list

    VMware Appliance with the Remote Plugin Installed  

    pureuser@remote-plugin:~$ puresw list
    Checking for updates...
    
    Package                     Description                         Installed  Update Available
    pure-vmware-appliance       Pure Storage VMware Appliance       3.3.1      No
    pure-vsphere-remote-plugin  Pure Storage vSphere Client Plugin  5.0.0      No
    
    0 system packages have updates available
    
    Software is up to date!
    

     VMware Appliance with the VM Analytics Collector Installed 

    pureuser@vm-analytics-collector:~$ puresw list
    Checking for updates...
    
    Package                 Description                          Installed  Update Available
    pure-vmware-appliance   Pure Storage VMware Appliance        3.3.1      No
    vm-analytics-collector  Pure Storage VM Analytics Collector  3.1.4      No
    
    0 system packages have updates available
    
    Software is up to date!
    

In this example only the Remote Plugin did not have an upgrade available.  The process would have been the same if it did have an upgrade available.  In the event that there is a failed upgrade process please open a Pure Support case and work with them to resolve the issue.