When you upgrade the vRealize Orchestrator Cluster in the SDDC, start the update process by picking a primary vRealize Orchestrator node, and beginning the upgrade via the Virtual Appliance Management Interface.

Prerequisites

Verify that a backup of the vRealize Orchestrator database exists.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. In the Navigator, click VMs and Templates.
  3. Expand the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server tree.
  4. Shut down each vRealize Orchestrator node in the cluster.
    1. Navigate to the one of following virtual machines.

      Designation

      Object Name

      Primary

      vra01vro01a.rainpole.local

      Secondary

      vra01vro01b.rainpole.local

    2. Right-click the virtual machine, select Power > Shut Down Guest OS and click Yes in the confirmation dialog box that appears.
  5. Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  6. Verify that both vRealize Orchestrator nodes vra01vro01a.rainpole.local and vra01vro01b.rainpole.local have their memory increased to 6 GB.
    1. In the Navigator, click VMs and Templates and navigate to the vra01vro01a.rainpole.local virtual machine.
    2. Right-click the vra01vro01a.rainpole.local virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
    3. In the Edit Settings dialog box, ensure the following resources have been allocated to the virtual machine and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      CPU

      2

      Memory

      6144 MB (6 GB)

    4. Repeat these steps for vra01vro01b.rainpole.local.
  7. Take a snapshot of each node in the cluster.
    1. In the Navigator, click VMs and Templates and navigate to the vra01vro01a.rainpole.local virtual machine.
    2. Right-click the vra01vro01a.rainpole.local virtual machine and select Snapshot > Take Snapshot.
    3. In the Take VM Snapshot dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      Snapshot name

      Snapshot the virtual machine's memory

      Deselected

      Quiesce guest file system (Needs VMware Tools installed)

      Deselected

    4. Repeat these steps for vra01vro01b.rainpole.local.
  8. Verify that a backup of the vRealize Orchestrator database exists.
  9. Mount the upgrade .iso file to the vra01vro01a.rainpole.local virtual appliance.
  10. Right-click the vra01vro01a.rainpole.local virtual machine, and select Power > Power On.
  11. Log in to the virtual appliance management interface of the primary vRealize Orchestrator appliance.
    1. Open a Web browser and go https://vra01vro01a.rainpole.local:5480.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User Name

      root

      Password

      vro_root_password

  12. On the Update tab, click Settings.
  13. Under Update Repository section, select the Use CD-ROM Updates radio button and click Save Settings.
  14. Click Status, click Check Updates to load the update from the ISO and click Install Updates.
  15. After the update completes, restart the primary vRealize Orchestrator appliance.
    1. On the System Tab, click Information.
    2. Click Reboot.
    3. In the System Reboot dialog box, click Reboot.
  16. Verify that the vRealize Orchestrator node configuration is valid in the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center.
    1. Open a Web browser and log in to https://vra01vro01a.rainpole.local:8283/vco-controlcenter.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vro_appliance_A_root_pwd

    3. Click the Validate Configuration icon and verify that all configuration settings are valid except the cluster section.

      You have not upgraded the secondary node yet.

  17. Repeat Step 9 to Step 16 to upgrade the vra01vro01b.rainpole.local vRealize Orchestrator appliance.
  18. Verify that the configuration of vRealize Orchestrator nodes is valid in the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center.
    1. Open a Web browser and log in to https://vra01vro01a.rainpole.local:8283/vco-controlcenter.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vro_appliance_A_root_pwd

    3. Click the Validate Configuration icon and verify that all configuration settings are valid.
    4. Repeat the step on https://vra01vro01b.rainpole.local:8283/vco-controlcenter.

What to do next

On the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center, upgrade the vRealize Automation default plugins, which include the NSX plugin