When you upgrade the vRealize Automation and the IaaS components in the SDDC, start the update process from the primary vRealize Automation appliance using the upgrade .iso file. The upgrade process includes both the appliances and the IaaS components automatically.

About this task

Region

Role

Fully Qualified Domain Name

Region A

vRealize Automation Appliances

vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

vra01svr01b.rainpole.local

vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server

vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

vRealize Automation Model Manager Service

vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

vRealize Automation DEM Workers

vra01dem01a.rainpole.local

vra01dem01b.rainpole.local

vRealize Automation Proxy Agent

sfo01ias01a.sfo01.rainpole.local

sfo01ias01b.sfo01.rainpole.local

Region B

vRealize Automation Proxy Agent

lax01ias01a.lax01.rainpole.local

lax01ias01b.lax01.rainpole.local

Prerequisites

  • Verify that a backup of the vRealize Automation database exists.

  • Verify that a backup of the vRealize Automation appliances and IaaS virtual machines exists. See VMware Validated Design Backup and Restore.

  • Verify that the Windows virtual machine of the primary IaaS Web server, vra01iws01a.rainpole.local, satisfies the following requirements:

    • Installed Java SE Runtime Environment 8 64-bit update 111 or later

    • JAVA_HOME environment variable set to the new Java home directory for Update 111 or later

  • Mount the upgrade VMware-vR-Appliance-7.3.0.xxx-xxxxxxx-updaterepo.iso file to the primary virtual appliance vra01svr01a.rainpole.local.

Procedure

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

      Settings

      Value

      User Name

      root

      Password

      vra_root_password

  2. Click the Update tab and click the Settings button.
  3. Under the Update Repository section, select Use CD-ROM Updates and click Save Settings.
  4. Click the Status and click Check Updates to load the update from the ISO file.
  5. Verify that the loaded Available Updates match the version in this VMware Validated Design and click Install Updates.
  6. After the update completes, restart the primary appliance.

    The secondary appliance restarts automatically.

  7. After the appliances start again, log in to the management console of the primary vRealize Automation appliance.
    1. Open a Web browser and go https://vra01svr01a.rainpole.local:5480.
    2. Log in using the following credentials

      Settings

      Value

      User Name

      root

      Password

      vra_root_password

  8. Click the Update tab, click the Status button, and monitor the IaaS upgrade.
  9. After the update completes, using the vRA Settings > Cluster tab, verify that the version number is 7.3.xxx for all IaaS nodes and their components.
  10. On the vRA Settings > Licensing tab, verify that the product license information is not lost and a valid license is still shown.
  11. If the upgrade process has removed the license, re-enter the license key.
    1. Enter the license key in the New License Key text box and click Submit Key.
    2. Verify that the license has been applied.
    3. Repeat the step on the vra01svr01b.rainpole.local appliance.