You can configure vCloud Availability components to use a local repository for an upgrade.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you follow a strict order when upgrading the vCloud Availability components. For more information, see vCloud Availability Upgrade Sequence.
  • Verify that each vCloud Availability appliance has an external Internet access to the specified repository.

Procedure

  1. Prepare the local repository for upgrades.
    1. Install and configure a local Web server.
    2. Download the vCloud Availability 3.x Upgrade Disk Image VMware-vCloud-Availability-release_number-xxx-build_number.iso file from the My VMware download site.
    3. Mount the ISO image and copy the update directory to the local Web server.
      The update directory should contain manifest and package-pool directories.
  2. Log in to the service management interface of each vCloud Availability component.
    1. Open a Web browser and according to the upgrade order go to each management interface address.
      Upgrade Order vCloud Availability Appliance Management Interface Address
      First vCloud Availability Cloud Replication Management Appliance https://Appliance-IP-Address/ui/admin
      Repeat for all instances vCloud Availability Cloud Replicator Appliance https://Replicator-IP-Address/ui/admin
      Last vCloud Availability Cloud Tunnel Appliance https://Tunnel-IP-Address/ui/admin
    2. Log in by using the root user credentials.
  3. In the left pane, click Configuration.
  4. Under Version, next to Update repository click Edit.
  5. In the Update Repository window, select Use Specified Repository and provide the repository details.
    1. Enter the URL address of the local repository and point to the update directory of the local Web server.
      For example, use http://local-Web-server-address/update.
    2. To authenticate to the repository, enter the user name and password and click Apply.
  6. Under Version, next to Product version click Check for update.
  7. Click Update and wait for the installation process to complete.
    The appliance automatically restarts.

What to do next

After upgrading all vCloud Availability appliances in all cloud sites, complete the upgrade with a post-upgrade configuration. For more information, see Configure vCloud Availability Post-Upgrade.