When you upgrade the vRealize Business server appliance and the region-specific data collectors in the SDDC, start the process from the vRealize Business server by using the virtual appliance management interface.

Prerequisites

  • Mount the upgrade vRealize-Business-for-Cloud-7.3.x.xxx-xxxxxxx-updaterepo.iso file to the virtual appliance vrb01svr01.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. Take a snapshot of the vRealize Business server appliance.
    1. In the Navigator, click VMs and Templates and expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01fd-vra tree.
    2. Right-click the vrb01svr01.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

  3. Log in to the appliance management interface of the vRealize Business server appliance.
    1. Open a Web browser and go https://vrb01svr01.rainpole.local:5480.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User Name

      root

      Password

      vrb_root_password

  4. Unregister vRealize Business from the Rainpole tenant in vRealize Automation.
    1. On the Registration tab, click the vRA tab.
    2. Enter the following values and click Unregister.

      Setting

      Value

      Hostname

      vra01svr01.rainpole.local

      SSO Default Tenant

      rainpole

      SSO Admin User

      administrator

      SSO Admin Password

      vra_administrator_password

      An Unregistered from vRealize Automation message appears at the top of the page.

  5. Start the upgrade of the appliance.
    1. Click the Update tab and click Settings.
    2. Under Update Repository section, select the Use CD-ROM Updates radio button and click Save Settings.
    3. Click the Status button and click Check Updates to load the update from the ISO.
    4. Click Install Updates.
  6. After the reboot is complete, log in to the appliance management interface of the vRealize Business server appliance.
    1. Open a Web browser and go https://vrb01svr01.rainpole.local:5480.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User Name

      root

      Password

      vrb_root_password

  7. Re-register vRealize Business with the default tenant in vRealize Automation.
    1. On the Registration tab, click the vRA tab.
    2. Enter the following settings.

      Setting

      Value

      Hostname

      vra01svr01.rainpole.local

      SSO Default Tenant

      vsphere.local

      SSO Admin User

      administrator

      SSO Admin Password

      vra_administrator_password

    3. Select the Accept "vRealize Automation" certificate check box to accept the certificate of vRealize Automation and click Register.

      A Registered with vRealize Automation message appears at the top of the page.

What to do next

Login and verify that the license key for vRealize Business for Cloud is still valid within vRealize Automation. For more information, see the Update Licenses for vRealize Business for Cloud section of the vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3 Installation and Administration documentation.