Update Manager

VM Remediation Settings in VMware Update Manager

In this post we will see on How you can configure settings related to VM Remediation (Rollback Options) in VMware Update Manager. It is very useful when you are upgrading VMware Tools and VM Hardware versions. This settings are very useful to configure before going for Upgrade VMware Tools & VM Hardware Versions.

When you Upgrade VMware Tools or VM Hardware Version there might be chances of VM Guest OS failure or any problems can lead to VM unavailability. So Update Manager helps you to prevent such scenarios by taking snapshots before Upgrading VMware Tools & VM Hardware versions.

So Let’s see How you can configure VM Remediation settings in VMware Update Manager:

Step 1:
Login to vSphere Web Client.
Go to Update Manager.
Go to Settings Tab.
Expand Remediation Settings.
Select VMs and Click Edit Button as shown.

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Step 2:
Here you can configure VM Rollback settings in case of any failure with VMware Tools Upgrade or VM Hardware Upgrade by taking Snapshots.
So you can configure that you want to take Snapshots before the Upgrading.
You can also configure to Keep Snapshots for how many hours so you can do complete testing after Upgrade and then Snapshot will be automatically deleted.
You can configure based on your requirements.
Click Save to close.

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Once you save you can see that settings are applied:

update manager vm remediation

Using this way easily you can configure VM Rollback options in case of any failure with VM Tools Upgrade or VM Hardware Upgrade. This post is very small but it makes very big difference when you are going for Upgrade. So once you have configured Rollback snapshots then you don’t have to worry about any failure with guest OS, you can easily revert to snapshots with previous working state.

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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