After you upgrade the vRealize Business server appliance, upgrade the region-specific data collectors by using the appliance management interface of vRealize Business data collector appliances.

About this task

You can update the two vRealize Business data collectors in Region A and Region B one after the other or in parallel.

Prerequisites

  • Mount the upgrade vRealize-Business-for-Cloud-7.3.x.xxx-xxxxxxx-updaterepo.iso file to the sfo01vrbc01.sfo01.rainpole.local and lax01vrbc01.lax01.rainpole.local virtual appliances.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Take a snapshot of the vRealize Business Server remote data collector.
    1. In the Navigator, click VMs and Templates and expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01fd-vraias tree.
    2. Right-click the sfo01vrbc01.sfo01.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

      VMware Validated Design 4.1 Cloud Management Platform Upgrade

      Snapshot the virtual machine's memory

      Deselected

      Quiesce guest file system (Needs VMware Tools installed)

      Deselected

    4. Repeat this process for lax01vrbc01.lax01.rainpole.local under the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server.
  3. Log in to the appliance management interface of the vRealize Business data collector appliance.
    1. Open a Web browser and go the following URL.

      Region

      URL

      Region A

      https://sfo01vrbc01.sfo01.rainpole.local:5480

      Region B

      https://lax01vrbc01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480

    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User Name

      root

      Password

      vrb_collector_root_password

  4. On the Update tab, click Settings.
  5. Under the Update Repository section, select the Use CD-ROM Updates radio button and click Save Settings.
  6. Click Status, click Check Updates to load the update from the ISO and click Install Updates.
  7. Repeat this operation on the other remote data collector lax01vrbc01.lax01.rainpole.local.

Results

What to do next

Verify that vRealize Business data collectors are operational after the upgrade. See Verify the Version, Service Status and Configuration of the vRealize Business VMs in the VMware Validated Design Operational Verification documentation.