Before you perform the upgrade of vRealize Business, take a snapshot for each virtual machine in the environment. If you must perform a rollback of vRealize Business to the previous state, these snapshots accelerate the rollback operation.

Table 1. vRealize Business Virtual Machines

Region

Folder

Role

Virtual Machine Name

Region A

sfo01-m01fd-vra

vRealize Business for Cloud Server

vrb01svr01

sfo01-m01fd-vraias

vRealize Business for Cloud Data Collector

sfo01vrbc01

Region B

lax01-m01fd-vraias

vRealize Business for Cloud Data Collector

lax01vrbc01

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 Business 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 sfo01vrbc01 virtual machine, select Power > Shut Down Guest OS and click Yes in the confirmation dialog box that appears.
    3. Repeat the steps on the remaining vRealize Business virtual machines in the environment.
  4. Take a snapshot of the vRealize Business virtual machines in the environment.
    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 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 4.3 Cloud Management Layer Upgrade

      Description

      -

      Snapshot the virtual machine's memory

      Deselected

      Quiesce guest file system (Needs VMware Tools installed)

      Deselected

    4. Repeat these steps for the remaining virtual machines in the environment.
  5. Power on the vRealize Business virtual machines 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 vrb01svr01 virtual machine, select Power > Power On and click Yes in the confirmation dialog box that appears.
    3. Repeat the steps on the remaining vRealize Business virtual machines in the environment.