After the bundle download finishes, you upgrade vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager from the standalone instance to a vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager instance in VMware Cloud Foundation mode by using SDDC Manager.

During the upgrade, SDDC Manager deploys a new appliance, the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in VMware Cloud Foundation mode, and increases the initial storage of the appliance by 100 GB.

Before deploying the new appliance, SDDC Manager powers off and renames the old vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager VM by adding the backup prefix. SDDC Manager deploys the new appliance by using the VM name, FQDN, IP address, DNS, NTP, and password of the old vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance. After the successful deployment of the new appliance, SDDC Manager deletes the old vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager VM.

Prerequisites

Verify that there are no in progress requests in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, log in to the SDDC Manager user interface.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo-vcf01.sfo.rainpole.io
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the navigation pane, click Inventory > Workload domains.
  3. Click the management domain, sfo-m01, and click the Update/Patches tab.
  4. Validate the environment for the upgrade.
    1. In the Precheck section, click Precheck.
    2. To see the detailed tasks and their status, click View status.
    3. To see the details for a task, expand the arrow for the task.
    4. After all precheck results show Succeeded, click Exit details.
  5. In the Available updates section, locate the VMware software update 4.1.0.0 bundle that contains VMware upgrade software for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager and click Update now for the bundle.

    SDDC Manager performs the following steps:

    1. Renames the old vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual machine to xreg-vrslcm01-backup for use if the upgrade fails.

    2. Deploys vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in VMware Lifecycle Manager mode.

    3. Deletes the old vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual machine if the upgrade is successful.

    During the upgrade, SDDC Manager creates a different user on the new vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager instance in VMware Cloud Foundation mode.
    Setting Value
    User name vcfadmin@local
    Password vrslcm_vcfadmin_password

    The vrslcm_vcfadmin_password inherits the vrslcm_admin_password of the admin@local user on the old vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager instance.

  6. Monitor the upgrade process.
    1. In the In-progress updates section, click View status.
    2. To see the detailed tasks and their status, under Updating VRSLCM, expand xreg-vrslcm01.rainpole.io.
    3. Verify that the upgrade finishes by displaying a green bar with a check mark.
  7. After the upgrade finishes, verify that the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance is upgraded.
    1. In the navigation pane, click Administration > vRealize Suite.
    2. In the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager card, validate the version and build number.
  8. In a Web browser, log in to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager by using the administration interface.
    Setting Value
    URL https://xreg-vrslcm01.rainpole.io
    User name vcfadmin@local
    Password vrslcm_vcfadmin_password
  9. If the Update password of vcfadmin@local user dialog box appears, configure the password for the vcfadmin@local user on the new vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager instance to match the password of the admin@local user on the old vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager instance.

    vrslcm_vcfadmin_password must match vrslcm_admin_password, so that SDDC Manager can update its database.

    1. Enter and confirm the vrslcm_vcfadmin_password to be the same as the vrslcm_admin_password.
    2. Click Update password, and click Login.

What to do next

Perform an operational verification of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. See the VMware Validated Design Operational Verification documentation.