Follow the upgrade path and use an upgrade method according to the current vCloud Availability version. Then select a source repository that contains the upgrade files and upgrade each vCloud Availability component in the cloud site, according to a specific order.

Upgrade Paths

To upgrade VMware vCloud Availability to the latest release, use the following upgrade methods according to the current vCloud Availability version.

Table 1. vCloud Availability Upgrade Path
Currently Installed vCloud Availability Version Next vCloud Availability Version Upgrade Method
vCloud Availability 3.0 vCloud Availability 3.0.4 Upgrade by using the appliance command-line interface, see Upgrading vCloud Availability by Using the Command-Line Interface.
vCloud Availability 3.0.1 vCloud Availability 3.0.4 Upgrade by using the service management interface, see Upgrading vCloud Availability by Using the Service Management Interface.
vCloud Availability 3.0.2 vCloud Availability 3.0.4 Upgrade by using the service management interface, see Upgrading vCloud Availability by Using the Service Management Interface.
vCloud Availability 3.0.3 vCloud Availability 3.0.4 Upgrade by using the service management interface, see Upgrading vCloud Availability by Using the Service Management Interface.

Upgrade Repository

To upgrade VMware vCloud Availability, you can configure each vCloud Availability component to download the upgrade files from the following source repositories.

Table 2. vCloud Availability Upgrade Repositories
Repository Description
Default VMware repository Use the default repository when your environment allows an external Internet access to the VMware repository.
An ISO image Use an upgrade ISO file mounted in the virtual appliance CD-ROM drive when your environment does not allow the external Internet access.
A specified repository Use a specified local repository as a content mirror where you can upload the upgrade files. Use the local repository when your environment does not allow the external Internet access. Also, use the local repository when the vCloud Availability appliances are deployed in multiple datastores.