Note:

Take a snapshot of the VLA before proceeding with the upgrade

Once you have taken the snapshot of the VLA, execute the following steps to do the VLA upgrade:

Prerequisites

You are running VLA 1.6.0 and have decided to upgrade it to VLA 1.7.0 .

Procedure

  1. SSH to VLA system using appropriate credentials and verify the current version of the VLA using the vla_user -V command.
  2. Change directory to /system2 on the VLA
  3. Copy the VLA ISO file that you will use to upgrade your existing VLA from http://www.vmware.com/products/adapter-sap-lvm.html into the /system2 directory.
    Note:

    Use any tool of your choice like wget, WinSCP, scp etc.

  4. Execute the sys_software_update script to initiate the upgrade process. Specify the ISO file that you copied into the /system2 directory that will be used for the VLA upgrade. For example:

    # sys_software_update -f ./VLA_PHOTON-<VLA version>-<buildnumber>-updaterepo.iso

    A snapshot of this system should be done before executing a software update.

    Has a snapshot of this system been created?

    [yes/no]:yes

    ...

    Software update was successful.

    Reboot the system, then update the vCO/vRO workflows.

    #

  5. Execute the reboot command.
    Note:

    Connection to the host will get closed due to the reboot. Once the VLA is up, try to SSH to it using the credentials you used previously in this section in step 1.

  6. This is an optional step applicable only for the configuration with the vRO. Remove the old VLA workflows from the vRO with the following command:

    vla_vco_package_install -d -w com.vmware.lvm

  7. This is an optional step applicable only for the configuration with the vRO. Install the new VLA workflows on the vRO with the following command:

    vla_vco_package_install -i

  8. Update SAP LaMa Virtualization manager for VMware Adapter for SAP Landscape Management product.

Results

Upon successfully completing the previous steps, you should have upgraded the VLA from version 1.6.0 to version 1.7.0