After the cloud site is upgraded, you can upgrade the on-premises appliance. Follow the upgrade path and use an upgrade method according to the current VMware Cloud Director Availability version. Then select a source repository for the upgrade files and upgrade the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance.

Upgrade Paths

To upgrade to the latest version of the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance, use the following upgrade methods, according to the currently installed version.

Current Version Next Version Upgrade Method
4.0 4.0.1
3.5.x 4.0
3.0.x
3.0 4.0 You must upgrade only by using the command-line interface, see the legacy Command-Line Upgrading On-Premises procedures.

For more information, see the Upgrade Path of the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance in the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix.

Note: When upgrading the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance, to complete the upgrade sequence, see Post-Upgrade Configuration On-Premises.

Selecting an Upgrade Repository

To upgrade VMware Cloud Director Availability on-premises, you can configure the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance to download the upgrade files from the following source repositories.

Repository Description
An ISO image Use an upgrade ISO file mounted in the virtual appliance CD-ROM drive for environments without an external Internet access.
A specified repository To upgrade multiple appliances or when the appliances are deployed in different datastores, specify a repository as a content source:
  • You can specify a local repository where you can upload the upgrade files, for environments where the network restricts the online Internet access to the appliances.
  • Alternatively, with available Internet access, specify https://packages.vmware.com/vcav/4.1/ as an online upgrade repository.
Note: Cannot upgrade by selecting Official Online Repository from versions 4.0.x since Apr 2021. To upgrade by using the management interface, use an ISO image or specify a repository.