After upgrading all VMware Cloud Director Availability components in both the local and in the remote sites, you perform post-upgrade steps. When upgrading to version 4.0, reload the management interface and update the license key. Enter the VMware Cloud Director details and, optionally, re-enable the tunneling service, and re-establish the trust between the cloud sites.

Prerequisites

  • If upgrading from version 3.0, to re-enable the Tunnel Service instance, see #GUID-44EE9A66-4493-4C95-8E47-62263A081F6E.
  • If upgrading from version 3.0, to re-establish the cloud to cloud trust, see VMware Cloud Director Availability Administration Guide.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management interface of the Cloud Replication Management Appliance.
    1. In a Web browser, go to https://Appliance-IP-Address/ui/admin.
    2. Select Appliance login or SSO login and enter the root or the single sign-on user credentials.
    3. Click Login.
  2. If upgrading to version 4.0, you must reload the management interface and update the license key.
    1. In the left pane, click Configuration.

      To ensure that you load the upgraded management interface and to avoid the The requested resource was not found error message, clear the browser cache. You can press Ctrl+F5 or Ctrl+Shift+R (Cmd+Shift+R for Mac) or clear the cache in the browser settings.

    2. Under Licensing, next to License key click Edit.
    3. Enter the license key and click Apply.
    4. Verify that you see no errors for the License key entry.
  3. Reinstall the latest version of the VMware Cloud Director Availability plug-in for VMware Cloud Director.
    Skipping the plug-in installation in VMware Cloud Director results in the error message The requested API version is not supported by the server.
    1. In the left pane, click Configuration.
    2. Under Service endpoints, next to VMware Cloud Director address click Edit.
    3. Enter the VMware Cloud Director URL as https://VMware Cloud Director-IP-address:443/api.
    4. Enter the VMware Cloud Director System administrator credentials and click Apply.
      For example, use administrator@system, where system is the VMware Cloud Director organization name.
    5. Verify the thumbprint and accept the VMware Cloud Director SSL certificate.
  4. If upgrading from version 3.0, re-enable the Tunnel Service instance.
  5. If upgrading from version 3.0, re-pair all cloud sites to re-establish the trust between the cloud sites.

Results

The upgrade in the cloud site is complete and VMware Cloud Director Availability is ready for replications. For more information, see the VMware Cloud Director Availability User Guide document.