Before you upgrade the vRealize Automation appliances and the IaaS nodes, on the NSX load balancer for the management applications you must direct the traffic to the primary nodes of vRealize Automation and to turn off the health check on vRealize Automation traffic. Health checks might interfere with the upgrade and cause unpredictable behavior.

On the NSX load balancer, in the pools that are related to vRealize Automation, you disable the secondary nodes and deselect the monitor for the associated traffic.

Server Pool on the SFOMGMT-LB01 Load Balancer

Secondary Member to Disable

vra-svr-443

vra01svr01a or vra01svr01b according to which one is the primary node.

vra-iaas-web-443

vra01iws01b

vra-iaas-mgr-443

vra01ims01b

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation appliance management console.
    1. Open a Web Browser and go to https://vra01svr01a.rainpole.local:5480.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vra_appA_root_password

  2. On vRA Settings tab, click the Database tab and check which node is labelled as REPLICA.
  3. 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

  4. Click Networking & Security.
  5. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.
  6. Select 172.16.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
  7. Double-click the SFOMGMT-LB01 device to open its settings.
  8. On the Load Balancer tab, click Pools.
  9. Select the vra-svr-443 pool that contains the vRealize Automation appliances and click Edit.
  10. In the Edit Pool dialog box, select the secondary node from Step 2, click Edit, select Disable from the State drop-down menu and click OK.
  11. In the Edit Pool dialog box, select NONE from the Monitors drop-down menu and click OK.
  12. Repeat Step 9 to Step 11 on the other load balancer pools.
  13. To verify that the load balancer works by redirecting the traffic to the primary node of the vRealize Automation appliance, in a Web browser go to https://vra01svr01.rainpole.local/vcac.

    The login page of the vRealize Automation main portal appears.