Follow the upgrade path and choose an upgrade method that is available for the currently installed VMware Cloud Director Availability version. Then choose a source repository for the upgrade files and upgrade each appliance in the cloud site, according to a specific order.

Upgrade Paths

To upgrade to the latest version of VMware Cloud Director Availability in the cloud site, choose an upgrade method according to the currently installed version in the site.

Current Version Next Version Available Upgrade Method
4.0.x or 4.1 4.2
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 procedures.

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

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Upgrade Repository

To upgrade to the latest version of VMware Cloud Director Availability, you can configure each appliance to download the upgrade files from one of the following source repositories.

Source Repository Description
An ISO image Use an upgrade ISO file mounted in the virtual appliance CD-ROM drive for environments where the network restricts the appliances online 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/4.2/ 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.