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

Upgrade Paths

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

Table 1.
Currently Installed vCloud Availability Version Next vCloud Availability Version Upgrade Method
vCloud Availability 3.0.x vCloud Availability 3.5.x Use the service management interface, see Upgrading vCloud Availability by Using the Service Management Interface.
vCloud Availability 3.0 vCloud Availability 3.5.x Use the appliance command-line interface, see Command-Line Upgrading.
Note: When upgrading vCloud Availability, verify that the environment is prepared as per Configure vCloud Availability Pre-Upgrade. To complete the upgrade sequence, see Configure vCloud Availability Post-Upgrade.

Selecting an Upgrade Repository

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

Table 2.
Repository Description
Default VMware repository Use the default repository for environments that 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 for environments without an 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 for environments without an external Internet access. Also, use the local repository when the vCloud Availability appliances are deployed in different datastores.