You can configure vCloud Availability components to download the upgrade package from an ISO image file that is mounted to the CD-ROM drive of the virtual appliance.


Follow a strict order when upgrading the vCloud Availability components. For more information, see vCloud Availability Upgrade Sequence.


  1. 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.
  2. Copy the ISO image file to a datastore that is accessible from the vCenter Server instance that you use with vCloud Availability.
  3. Mount the ISO file to the vCloud Availability appliances.
    1. Log in to the vSphere Client on the site where you want to upgrade vCloud Availability.
    2. On the Home page, click Hosts and Clusters.
    3. Right-click the virtual machine that hosts the vCloud Availability component and select Edit Settings.
    4. On the Virtual Hardware tab, select CD/DVD Drive > Datastore ISO File.
    5. Follow the prompts to add the CD/DVD drive to the vCloud Availability virtual machine and select the Connected option.
  4. 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.
  5. In the left pane, click Configuration.
  6. Under Version, next to Update repository click Edit.
  7. In the Update Repository window, select Use CDROM Updates and click Apply.
  8. Under Version, next to Product version click Check for update.
  9. Click Update and wait for the installation process to complete.

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.