To complete your upgrade of vRealize Automation and the IaaS components in the SDDC, begin the automated update process of the IaaS components from an SSH session to the primary vRealize Automation virtual appliance.

About this task

Prerequisites

  • Verify that your primary vRealize IaaS Web Server, Microsoft SQL database, and Model Manager node satisfy the following requirements:

    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 version installed.

    • At least 5 GB of free disk space available.

    • JAVA SE Runtime Environment 8 64-bit update 91 or later installed.

    • JAVA_HOME environment variable set to the Java home directory.

Procedure

  1. Connect to the primary vRealize Automation appliance by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.
    1. Open an SSH session to vra01svr01a.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials

      Setting

      Value

      User Name

      root

      Password

      vra_appA_root_password

  2. Go to the following directory.
    cd /usr/lib/vcac/tools/upgrade/
  3. Run the following command to create the upgrade.properties file.
    ./generate_properties
  4. Using the appliance's text editor, open the upgrade.properties file.
    vi upgrade.properties
  5. In the upgrade.properties file , update each of the *_user and *_password fields and save the file.

    Node

    Setting

    vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

    web_user = rainpole\svc-vra

    web_password = svc-vra_password

    vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

    dem_user = rainpole\svc-vra

    dem_password = svc-vra_password

    vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

    dem_user = rainpole\svc-vra

    dem_password = svc-vra_password

    vra01ias01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    agent_user = rainpole\svc-vra

    agent_password = svc-vra_password

    vra01ias02.sfo01.rainpole.local

    agent_user = rainpole\svc-vra

    agent_password = svc-vra_password

    vra01dem01.rainpole.local

    dem_user = rainpole\svc-vra

    dem_password = svc-vra_password

    vra01dem02.rainpole.local

    dem_user = rainpole\svc-vra

    dem_password = svc-vra_password

    vra01ias51.lax01.rainpole.local

    web_user = rainpole\svc-vra

    web_password = svc-vra_password

    vra01ias52.lax01.rainpole.local

    web_user = rainpole\svc-vra

    web_password = svc-vra_password





    After the upgrade is complete, this file is deleted. No plaintext passwords remain on the disk.

  6. Start the automated upgrade by running the following command.
    ./upgrade

What to do next

Re-enable the health checks on the NSX Load Balancer for vRealize Automation

Re-enable the load balancer pool to allow access to both Primary and Secondary vRealize Automation components.

Cleanup the snapshots used on the vRealize Automation components.

Proceed to updating the vRealize Business components withing the Cloud Management Platform. For guidance on performing the update, consult Upgrade vRealize Business and vRealize Business Data Collectors.