After you upgrade the vRealize Automation nodes and migrate the vRealize Orchestrator cluster to an embedded instance, complete the upgrade the Cloud Management Platform to VMware Validated Design 4.1 by upgrading the vRealize Business server in Region A and the remote data collectors in Region A and Region B.

About this task

Table 1. vRealize Business Nodes in the SDDC



IP Address

Fully Qualified Domain Name

Region A

vRealize Business Server


vRealize Business Data Collector


Region B

vRealize Business Data Collector



VMware Validated Design 4.1 introduces a new convention for host and object names in the SDDC. The step-by-step upgrade guidance uses the new names for both the pre- and post-upgrade SDDC setups. For information about the new convention, see Mapping Component Names Between Versions 4.0 and 4.1 of VMware Validated Design.


  • Download the vRealize Business upgrade file to a shared datastore for mounting to the virtual appliances.

    If you have space on your NFS datastore, upload the file there.

  • Allocate 8 GB RAM and 4 vCPUs to the vRealize Business Server appliance.

  • Verify that backups of the vRealize Business appliances exist. See the VMware Validated Design Backup and Restore documentation.

What to do next

  • Verify that vRealize Business functions is operational. See Validate the Cloud Management Platform in the VMware Validated Design Operational Verification documentation.