I have a question about the sequence of tasks while doing manual VEM upgrades
Upgrading 1KV only (not ESX)
Staying on ESXi4.1 (upgrade to ESXi5.1 later)
4.2.1(SV1)4a => 4.2.1(SV2)1.1a
VSMs upgrade has completed ok
VUM is installed
vem upgrade notify has been accepted ok however the VEMs have been manually upgraded while the vem upgrade proceed cmd has NOT yet been run. VSM is still showing mismatched VSM/DVS bundleIDs since proceed has not run.
My understanding is that the “vem upgrade proceed" updates the bundle ID on vCenter. What else does it do that may have negative impacts executing out of sequence? (presuming VUM will be shutdown)
What are the consequences of executing vem upgrade proceed/complete (with VUM shutdown) after the VEMs have been manually upgraded?
This command also unlocks the VEMs from upgrade mode. If left in upgrade mode there will be issues with some configuration changes pushed to the VEMs. So even with manual mode you'll need to run through upgrade, proceed, complete.