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VCF 4.4 upgrade got an error Acquired Deployment level lock for upgrades on Management domain

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

In this blog we are going to talk about the upgrade issue , I have seen this most common mistake. During the upgrade phase we should not do any kind of operations such as Add node , Deletion , Password rotation or Certs replacement or any other operations on SDDC. The SDDC LCM is design in such a way if the mention task are been initiated it will acquire a lock and will not allow you to upgrade further . Let dive and discuss the issue and the fix which will unblock your upgrade to proceed further.

If you see the above screen shot we were suppose to upgrade vRSLCM to 8.6.2 , but it didn't allow me to upgrade as the option of the upgrade got GREYED out . The highlighted error message is very evident that someone has start an operation or scheduled a password rotation , which has caused the upgrade button to be disabled .

we can also into the /var/log/vmware/vcf/lcm/lcm.log and /var/log/vmware/vcf/operationmanager/operationmanger.log , grep with the key word lock .

or we can run the API curl to find out what process is been held

curl http://localhost/locks | json_pp

when looking at the tasks on the sddc gui found an password rotation operation was in failed state.

From the sddc gui password management tab u can find the below error.

now we the task which is failed state is causing us problem not upgrade . To get moving all we have to do it cancel the task click on cancel button . When we do that the sddc manager should release the lock and enable the upgrade button like below .

Run the precheck again and start the upgrade .that's it we are all set to proceed with the upgrade. Happy Learning!!!

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