After the cloud site is upgraded, you can upgrade the on-premises appliance. Follow the upgrade path and use an upgrade method according to the current vCloud Availability version. Then select a source repository that contains the upgrade files and upgrade the on-premises vCloud Availability appliance.

Upgrade Paths

To upgrade the on-premises vCloud Availability appliance to the latest release, use the following upgrade methods according to the current vCloud Availability version.

Table 1. vCloud Availability On-Premises Upgrade Path
Currently Installed vCloud Availability Version Next vCloud Availability Version Upgrade Method
vCloud Availability 3.0.x vCloud Availability 3.5 Use the service management interface, see Upgrading vCloud Availability On-Premises by Using the Service Management Interface.
vCloud Availability 3.0 vCloud Availability 3.5 Use the on-premises appliance command-line interface, see Upgrading vCloud Availability On-Premises by Using the Command-Line Interface.

Upgrade Repository

To upgrade VMware vCloud Availability on-premises, you can configure the on-premises vCloud Availability appliance to download the upgrade files from the following source repositories.

Repository Description
Default VMware repository Use the default repository when your environment allows the external Internet access to the VMware repository.
An ISO image Use an upgrade ISO file mounted in the virtual appliance CD-ROM drive when your environment does not allow the 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 when your environment does not allow the external Internet access.