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


  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 the on-premises 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.
  4. 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. Set the virtual CD/DVD drive of the on-premises 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. Read and accept the end-user license agreement.
    6. Reboot the on-premises vCloud Availability appliance.

What to do next

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