The upgrade bundle is a zip file that contains required files to upgrade the necessary components of AppDefense. You can download the upgrade bundles manually from VMware Downloads page, AppDefense Appliance, or AppDefense Service (SaaS).

You can download the upgrade bundle using any of the following methods:

  • Using the Downloads page available at the VMware website.
  • From the AppDefense Appliance Upgrade page, when AppDefense Appliance is configured with AppDefense Service (SaaS). Go to AppDefense Appliance > Registration page to verify that appliance is connected with AppDefense Service.
  • When subscribed to AppDefense Service (SaaS), you can download upgrade bundles for appliance and modules separately from the AppDefense Manager.
  • Using the Downloads page available at the VMware website.
    1. Go to https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads. AppDefense is listed under Datacenter & Cloud Infrastructure > VMware vSphere > Platinum or under Networking & Security.
    2. Click View Download Components.
    3. Select the required version (example 2.3), and then click Go to Downloads.
    4. Click Download Now next to VMware AppDefense Upgrade Bundle. The upgrade bundle zip file gets downloaded.
  • From the AppDefense Appliance Upgrade page, when AppDefense Appliance is configured with AppDefense Service (SaaS).
    1. Log in to AppDefense Appliance using admin credentials.
    2. Go to the Configuration > Upgrade tab.
    3. Click Edit, and select the method for receiving the upgrade bundle. Depending on your appliance version, some options might differ.
      Parameter Description
      Auto Detect and download If you want the AppDefense Appliance to detect the available upgrade bundle automatically and download the file, select the Auto Detect and download check box.

      The upgrade bundle is automatically downloaded when a newer version is released. You can schedule the download by specifying date and time. When the new version is available, a New Upgrade Available section appears with the Upgrade Now button.

      Important: If Fail Safe upgrade is not supported, 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.
      Schedule frequency for downloading bundle Schedule frequency for downloading the upgrade bundle.
      Download Now If you want to download the available upgrade bundle immediately, click Download Now. The upgrade bundle is downloaded only when a new bundle is available. Wait for the progress bar to show 100% for downloading the appliance bundle (around 2.6 GB).
      Upload File You can also upload the manually downloaded bundle as follows.
      1. Click Upload File and select the downloaded upgrade bundle .zip file.
      2. Click Upload.

      The upload progress bar displays the progress of the process. Wait until the upload is complete.

      Important:
      • If you encounter any disk space issue during download, refer to Disk Space Issues During Appliance Upgrade.
      • If you are upgrading AppDefense Appliance from 2.0 to 2.3 or later, upgrade by directly uploading the upgrade bundle may not work. You must first upgrade to intermediate version like 2.2.1 and then upgrade to 2.3 version.
  • When subscribed to AppDefense Service (SaaS), you can download upgrade bundles for appliance and modules separately from the AppDefense Manager.
    1. Log in to AppDefense Manager.
    2. Click the settings () icon, and then click Downloads.
    3. To download the appliance bundle, go to the Appliance tab, and click Download Zip.

After you download the upgrade bundles, you can proceed with upgrade.