You can upgrade vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager as an in-place upgrade in VMware Cloud Foundation. The information in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager and its internal state will remain unchanged. To trigger the upgrade, download the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager upgrade bundle.


  • Ensure that you have run the upgrade precheck and addressed any issues identified. See Perform Update Precheck.
  • Ensure that you have a recent sucessfull backup of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance.
  • Download the VMware Software Update bundle for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. See Downloading Bundles.
  • If FIPS Mode Compliance is enabled in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, you must manually disable it on the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI. See Enable or Disable FIPS Mode Compliance in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. You can re-enable FIPS Mode Compliance after the upgrade.


  1. In the navigation pane, click Inventory > Workload Domains.
  2. On the Workload Domain page, click the management domain.
  3. On the Domain Summary page, click the Updates/Patches tab.
  4. Run the upgrade precheck. See Perform Update Precheck.
  5. In the Available Updates section, click Update Now or Schedule Update next to the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager upgrade bundle.
  6. If you selected Schedule Update, click the date and time for the bundle to be applied.
    The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager upgrade begins.
  7. Monitor the upgrade progress. See Monitor Updates.

    If the upgrade fails, you can revert to the snapshot created by the upgrade workflow. After you resolve the issue, you can retry the upgrade.

    When vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is upgraded successfully, a message with a green background and check mark is displayed.
  8. Click Exit Status.

What to do next

Upgrade the vRealize Suite products from your pre-upgrade environment. See Upgrade vRealize Log Insight.