Before you perform the upgrade operation on the vRealize Automation nodes, take snapshots of them that you can use to roll the upgrade back.

About this task

Table 1. vRealize Automation Virtual Machines

Region

Folder

Role

Virtual Machine Name

Regoin A

sfo01-m01fd-vra

vRealize Automation Appliance

vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

sfo01-m01fd-vra

vra01svr01b.rainpole.local

sfo01-m01fd-vra

vRealize Orchestrator Appliance

vra01vro01a.rainpole.local

sfo01-m01fd-vra

vra01vro01b.rainpole.local

sfo01-m01fd-vra

vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server

vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

sfo01-m01fd-vra

vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

sfo01-m01fd-vra

vRealize Automation Model Manager Service

vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

sfo01-m01fd-vra

vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

sfo01-m01fd-vra

vRealize Automation DEM Workers

vra01dem01a.rainpole.local

sfo01-m01fd-vra

vra01dem01b.rainpole.local

sfo01-m01fd-vraias

vRealize Automation Proxy Agent

sfo01ias01a.sfo01.rainpole.local

sfo01-m01fd-vraias

sfo01ias01b.sfo01.rainpole.local

Region B

lax01-m01fd-vraias

vRealize Automation Proxy Agent

lax01ias01a.lax01.rainpole.local

lax01-m01fd-vraias

lax01ias01b.lax01.rainpole.local

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. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select VMs and Templates.
  3. Shut down the vRealize Automation nodes in the environment according to Shutdown Order of the Management Virtual Machines.
    1. In the Navigator, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01fd-vra tree .
    2. Right-click the vra01dem01a virtual machine, select Power > Shut Down Guest OS and click Yes in the confirmation dialog box that appears.
    3. Repeat the steps on the other vRealize Automation nodes.
  4. Take a snapshot of the vRealize Automation virtual machines.
    1. In the Navigator, right-click the vra01svr01a.rainpole.local virtual machine and select Snapshot > Take Snapshot
    2. 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

      Description

      -

      Snapshot the virtual machine's memory

      Deselected

      Quiesce guest file system (Needs VMware Tools installed)

      Deselected

    3. Repeat these steps for the other machines.
  5. Power on the vRealize Automation nodes in the environment according to Startup Order of the Management Virtual Machines.
    1. In the Navigator, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01fd-vra tree .
    2. Right-click the vra01mssql01 virtual machine, select Power > Power On and click Yes in the confirmation dialog box that appears.
    3. Repeat the steps on the other vRealize Automation nodes.