Deploy a third vRealize Automation virtual appliance to the management cluster in Region A using the downloaded .ova file. Then, you can expand the vRealize Automation cluster.

Prerequisites

Download the .ova file, VMware-vRA-Appliance-7.4.0.xxx-build_number.ova, for vRealize Automation 7.4 to the system from which you are performing the upgrade.

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. In the vSphere Web Client, select Home > Hosts and Clusters.
  3. Right-click the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server object and select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select template page, select Local file, browse to the location of the .ova file on your file system and click Next.
  5. On the Select name and folder page, enter the following information, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    Selected

    Select a folder or datacenter

    sfo01-m01fd-vra

  6. On the Review details page, examine the virtual appliance details, such as product, version, download and disk size, and click Next.
  7. On the Accept license agreements page, accept the end user license agreements and click Next.
  8. On the Select storage page, set the following datastore configuration and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Select virtual disk format

    Thin Provision

    VM storage policy

    vSAN Default Storage Policy

    Datastore

    sfo01-m01-vsan01

  9. On the Setup Networks page, select the distributed port group that ends with Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN from the Destination Network drop-down menu and click Next.
  10. On the Customize template page, configure the following values, and click Next.

    Option

    Description

    Enable SSH service in the appliance

    Selected

    Hostname

    vra01svr01c.rainpole.local

    Initial Root Password

    vra_appC_root_password

    Default Gateway

    192.168.11.1

    Domain Name

    rainpole.local

    Domain Names Servers

    172.16.11.4,172.17.11.4

    Domain Search Path

    rainpole.local,sfo01.rainpole.local,lax01.rainpole.local

    Network 1 IP Address

    192.168.11.50

    Network 1 Netmask

    255.255.255.0

  11. On the Ready to complete page, review the configuration settings you have specified and click Finish.
  12. In the Navigator pane, click sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local, click the VMs tab and type vra01svr01 in the search text box.
  13. Select virtual machine vra01svr01c and click the Power On icon and wait until the power-on procedure is completed.
  14. In the virtual machine console, verify that vra01svr01c uses the configuration settings you specified.
    1. In the vSphere Web Client, right-click the appliance and select Open Console to open the remote console to the appliance.
    2. Examine the welcome screen of the appliance console.
    3. Close the virtual appliance console.