While the details and steps of each upgrade are slightly different, they have much in common and follow the same basic steps. This section describes the overall update flow. Its sub-sections describe the specific steps for the different upgrade scenarios. The following table shows the possible versions from which you can upgrade and the versions to which they can be upgraded:
Table 1. VLA Software Upgrades
Version Can be upgraded to
2.0.0 2.0.1
Caution: Before performing any upgrade, you should either backup the configuration of the VLA and/or create a virtual machine snapshot of the VLA. In case the upgrade does not produce a working environment, you can restore the configuration and/or revert from snapshot to your current working system. The upgrade program will prompt you to ensure you have taken the snapshot before it allows you to proceed.
Note: If you have already installed a VMware Adapter for Landscape Management on your LaMa system, you should first uninstall the adapter (Refer Uninstall the VLA Adapter for SAP Landscape Management) before proceeding with the following VLA upgrade steps.

Upgrading the VLA involves the following steps:

  1. Download an ISO file that contains the new version of the VLA to a specific directory on your existing VLA system.
  2. Run the upgrade program on your existing VLA, from the specific directory, providing the name of the file you downloaded in Step 1.

    This step mounts the ISO file and installs new and updates existing RPM files in your existing VLA's filesystem.

  3. Reboot the VLA.
  4. Manually update the workflows in the VMware vRealize Orchestrator with versions installed on the VLA as part of Step 2.

    The VLA server leverages these workflows for some of its work. Each version of the VLA has its own set of said workflows.

  5. If upgrading from 1.3.1 to 1.4.1, and you want to use the SA-API, perform the additional SA-API configuration steps detailed in the release notes .