When you upgrade the operations management layer as a part of the upgrade from the previous VMware Validated Design release, begin with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, which you later use to upgrade the vRealize Suite products. In this release of the VMware Validated Design, the upgrade of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is a two-step process in which you first upgrade vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager and then you install a required patch.

Table 1. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Node in the SDDC

Region

Role

IP Address

Fully Qualified Domain Name

Region A

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Virtual Appliance

192.168.11.20

vrslcm01svr01a.rainpole.local

Prerequisites

  • Before you take the virtual appliance snapshot, verify that no requests in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager are currently in progress.

  • To pause the replication task of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, verify that you have sufficient privileges in the vSphere Web Client.

  • Verify that there is a minimum of 3 GB of disk space available on the root / file system of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual appliance.

  • Before you mount the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager upgrade ISO file to the virtual appliance, download the file to a shared datastore. If your NFS datastore has enough free space, upload the file to the datastore.

  • Download the vrlcm-2.0.0-PATCH2.patch file of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager from My VMware Product Patches to a Windows host that has access to your SDDC. See VMware Knowledge Base article KB 65098.

    Review the release notes of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager version in this validated design.

What to do next

  • Verify that vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is operational after the upgrade. See Verification of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in the VMware Validated Design Operational Verification documentation.