OverviewThe VMware Smart Assurance release supports M&R 184.108.40.206. This chapter applies to binary-only installations of 6.8u5 (build 72118), 7.0u8 upgrading to 220.127.116.11. Required toolsEnsure that you have the necessary tools. Required credentialsGather the necessary credentials. Verifying and documenting the current status of the environmentVerify and document the current status of the environment before starting the upgrade process. This will help you assess the success of the upgrade. Saving the Java certificates file If you are upgrading from M&R 6.5u4, the certificates file provided with the Java installation is overwritten during the upgrade. If you have custom certificates stored in this file (such as for an LDAP server configuration), those certificates will also be overwritten. Starting in version 6.6u1, the M&R platform software provides a new means for importing those certificates so they are not lost during the upgrade. Upgrading through CLILearn how to upgrade the system through CLI. Importing Java certificatesIf you are upgrading from M&R 6.8u5 or 7.0u8, you may make use of a new method for importing certificates into the trust store for use in LDAP, device discovery, or other secure communication. If you are leveraging SSL communications and have previously imported certificates into the product to enable this, you may need to perform a one-time operation to re-import them using this new method. Once you have done this, the import will persist across future upgrades. Checks for the SolutionPack for Physical Hosts Deleting backup schedules and scheduled reports from the DPA serverYou should remove backup schedules and scheduled reports from the DPA server before the upgrade. Updating the Centralized Management moduleTo get the new System Upgrade interface in Centralized Management to upgrade all of the servers from a single UI, you must update the Centralized Management module to the latest version. Upgrading the systemLearn how to upgrade the system with the System Upgrade wizard. Restoring the Java certificates fileIf you are upgrading from M&R 6.8u5 then you can skip this step.