You can upgrade vCloud Availability by using an ISO image file that contains the upgrade binaries.


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


  1. Download the vCloud Availability 3.0.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 image to a vCloud Availability appliance.
    1. Log in to the vSphere Client in 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 and add the CD/DVD drive to the vCloud Availability virtual machine and select the Connected option.
    Repeat this step to mount the ISO file to all remaining vCloud Availability appliances.
  4. Upgrade a vCloud Availability appliance.
    1. Connect to the appliance by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client and log in as the root user.
    2. Set the virtual CD/DVD drive of the appliance as a repository that contains the upgrade files.
      /usr/bin/sudo /opt/vmware/bin/vamicli update --repo cdrom://
    3. Check for upgrades.
      /usr/bin/sudo /opt/vmware/bin/vamicli update --check
    4. Install the upgrade.
      /usr/bin/sudo /opt/vmware/bin/vamicli update --install latest --accepteula
    5. Reboot the vCloud Availability appliance.
    Repeat this step to upgrade all remaining vCloud Availability appliances.

What to do next

After you upgrade 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.