You must follow the upgrade sequence.

Important: You must take a snapshot of the AppDefense Appliance virtual machine (VM) before the upgrade. For details, refer to Back Up AppDefense Appliance VM Before Upgrade.

First Download Appliance Upgrade Bundle. You must then upgrade in the following sequence:

  1. AppDefense Appliance
  2. AppDefense Host Module
  3. AppDefense Guest Module


  1. Log in to the AppDefense Appliance VA GUI at https://<appliance ip address> using the admin credentials or using the vSphere user credentials.
    Note: If you are unable to log in to AppDefense Appliance, appliance password may have expired. For details, refer to How to Reset Password For AppDefense Appliance Administrator.
    1. Download the AppDefense Appliance upgrade bundle. For details, refer to Download Appliance Upgrade Bundle.
    2. Step 1: Upgrade AppDefense Appliance.
  2. Log in to the vSphere Client.
    1. Step 2: Upgrade Host Module From Plug-In.
    2. Step 3: Upgrade Guest Module From Plug-In.


AppDefense Appliance, AppDefense Host Module, and AppDefense Guest Module is upgraded.