In the cloud appliances management interface, you can upgrade from VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.1.1 or later to the latest version by using the default VMware repository.

Follow this procedure when upgrading from VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.1.1 or later. For earlier versions, or alternative upgrade methods, see Upgrading in the Cloud.

Prerequisites

  • Follow a strict order when upgrading the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances. For more information, see Upgrade Sequence.
  • Verify that each VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance has an external Internet access to the VMware repository.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the service management interface of each VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance.
    1. Open a Web browser and according to the upgrade order go to each management interface address.
      Upgrade Order VMware Cloud Director Availability Appliance Management Interface Address
      First Cloud Replication Management Appliance https://Appliance-IP-Address/ui/admin
      Repeat for all instances Cloud Replicator Appliance https://Replicator-IP-Address/ui/admin
      Last Cloud Tunnel Appliance https://Tunnel-IP-Address/ui/admin
    2. Log in by using the root user credentials.
  2. In the left pane, click Configuration.
  3. Under Version, next to Product version click Check for updates.
  4. Upgrade the cloud appliance by completing the Update wizard.
    Note: Proceed with the upgrade only after taking a snapshot of the appliance.
    1. In the Repository page, select Use Official Online Repository and click Next.
    2. In the Available updates page, select an update and click Next.
    3. In the EULA Review page, to accept the end user license agreement click Next.
    4. In the Ready for update page, click Finish and wait for the installation process to finish.
    The VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance automatically restarts.
  5. After the appliance restarts, verify that the upgrade is successful.

    When the upgrade process finishes, in the left pane in System Tasks, you might see a red Update task that failed with messages like Operation aborted due to an unexpected error or Task aborted due to service reboot, while the upgrade is successful.

    1. Connect to the appliance console either by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client or by using the vSphere Client and log in as the root user.
    2. Open the upgrade log file.
      less /var/log/upgrade.log
    3. Verify that the upgrade log finishes with the following log entry.
      The upgrade was successful! Scheduling reboot in 15 seconds.

Results

After validating that the upgrade is successful, repeat this procedure for the next appliance, until you upgrade all cloud appliances, according to the upgrade order in the table.

What to do next

After you upgrade all the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances, finish the upgrade with a post-upgrade configuration. For more information, see Post-Upgrade Configuration in the Cloud.