You can upgrade the on-premises vCloud Availability appliance by using a specified repository that contains the upgrade binaries.

Prerequisites

Provide the on-premises vCloud Availability appliance with a network access to the specified repository.

Procedure

  1. Prepare the specified repository for upgrades.
    1. Install and configure a local Web server.
    2. 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.
    3. Mount the ISO image file to a local computer.
    4. From the mounted ISO, copy the update directory containing the manifest and the package-pool sub-directories to the local Web server.
  2. Upgrade the on-premises vCloud Availability appliance.
    1. Connect to the on-premises appliance by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client and log in as the root user.
    2. Use the specified repository as an upgrade source.
      /usr/bin/sudo /opt/vmware/bin/vamicli update --repo specified-repository-URL
    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. Read and accept the end-user license agreement.
    6. Reboot the on-premises vCloud Availability appliance.
      reboot

What to do next

After you upgrade the on-premises vCloud Availability appliance, complete the upgrade with a post-upgrade configuration. For more information, see Configure vCloud Availability On-Premises Post-Upgrade.