Ensure that there are no hostname/IP address entries beyond the system entries. If you do, then back up these hostname/IP address entries by running show vvb host-to-ip command. You can delete the hostname/IP address by running utils vvb delete host-to-ip command.
Add the hostname/IP address entries after upgrade and switch version are successful by running utils vvb add host-to-ip command.
Check the 11.5 VVB OVA HDD profile using the CLI command: show hardware
If the VVB profile uses 1x146 GB HDD space, then apply the mandatory ES (ciscovb.1151.ES01.27.cop.sgn) before upgrading the VVB instance to 11.6.
If the VVB profile uses 2x146 GB HDD space, then a direct upgrade to 11.6 is not possible. Re-install VVB 11.6 on the VM, update any required settings using the VVB admin interface, and push the required applications from OAMP.
Rename Bootable_UCSInstall_VVB_11_6_1_UCOS_126.96.36.19900-14.sgn.iso file to UCSInstall_VVB_11_6_1_UCOS_188.8.131.5200-14.sgn.iso.
Upgrade files are available as ISO images.
From Release 11.6, VVB is available in two release ISOs: the VVB export restricted software image and the VVB export unrestricted software image. The export unrestricted image does not support SRTP voice media. An upgrade from one release ISO to the other is not possible.
Local DVD option is not available for upgrading Cisco VVB on KVM.
To apply ES, follow the same procedure as Cisco VVB upgrade.
Release to Release
11.5(1) to 11.6(1)
There is service interruption during the upgrade and subsequent server restart.
experience a delay of approximately 30 minutes for the services to start during
the first restart of the Cisco VVB system post the switch version. This is due
to the application of Security policies post upgrade. This delay will not
appear in subsequent restarts.
approximately 90 minutes to upgrade.
Cisco VVB versions include
a feature in the VMware Installation information line to indicate whether the
disk partitions are aligned. If the disk partitions are aligned, the VMware
installation information line will indicate
Partitions aligned. After upgrading, if the
VMware installation information line indicates
ERROR-UNSUPPORTED: Partitions unaligned, it means
Cisco cannot provide support for performance issues.
you have the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) server product.
Obtain the appropriate ISO file from https://www.cisco.com.
Create an ISO
image of the upgrade file and follow the steps:
ISO image on a DVD. Do not copy the ISO file to a DVD.
ISO image on an FTP/SFTP server on which your server has access.