You can upgrade all of your installed SolutionPacks and other components with a single click.


If you want to update a single SolutionPack to receive the benefit of a required fix or feature, refer to Updating SolutionPacks and other components. For installation, configuration, and upgrade instructions for each SolutionPack, referto the dedicated SolutionPack articles.

Synchronize the packages across the servers:

  1. From Centralized Management, click Packages Management on the left-hand pane.
  2. Click the Synchronization button.
  3. Select retrieve the latest packages from the remote servers.
  4. Wait for the synchronization to complete before proceeding.


  1. From Centralized Management, click SolutionPacks on the left-hand pane.
  2. Click the Update All Components button in the top-right corner of the page.
    The Initialization window opens and lists the following details:
    • Number of components from SolutionPacks that will be updated to the latest version.
    • Number of components that contain new features that require configuration.
  3. Click Next. The Configuration window opens. The left-hand pane lists each of the components that include new features that you need to configure. The right-hand pane displays the configuration details for the component with the new features highlighted in yellow. Carefully review the selections to make sure the configuration details for the components and SolutionPacks are correct, and modify any configuration that are not set correctly. When you have finished configuring a component, click Next to move onto the next component. You must edit some SolutionPack entries while reviewing the configuration:
    • For the SolutionPack for VMware Smart Assurance M&R Health, select the Front End hostname for the Web-Service Gateway.
  4. After you have configured every component on the list, click Next.
  5. The Confirmation window opens and lists all of the components that will be updated. Confirm that all of the components are correctly listed, and then click Update.
  6. The Update window opens and displays the progress of each update and the percentage complete of the overall update. Do not close the browser window during this step.

    The update process detects if any manual edits were made to the SolutionPack files. If a manually edited file is compatible with the new version of the SolutionPack, it will be reused and the system will display a message to let you know. If a manually edited file is not compatible with the new version of the SolutionPack, the system will back up the file and display a warning message that indicates the name and location of the incompatible file. The backed up files are saved in their current directory with the following format: <file-name>-old-<version>_<date>.<ext>

    Messages about the following incompatible files can safely be ignored:
    • tmsconfig.xml
    • snmp-masks.xml
    • slave-snmp-poller.xml
    • emc-vmax-mapping.xml
    Figure 1. SolutionPack update incompatible file messages
  7. The Results window opens. Use the drop-down menu to check the status of each component. Any manually edited files that were backed up by the system will be displayed under “Updated with warnings.”