You can configure the on-premises vCloud Availability appliance to download the upgrade package from an ISO image file that is mounted to the CD-ROM drive of the appliance.


  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 file to the on-premises vCloud Availability appliance.
    1. Log in to the vSphere Client.
    2. In the Home page, click Hosts and Clusters.
    3. Right-click the virtual machine that hosts the vCloud Availability appliance and select Edit Settings.
    4. On the Virtual Hardware tab, select CD/DVD Drive > Datastore ISO File.
    5. Follow the prompts to add the CD/DVD drive to the vCloud Availability virtual machine and select the Connected option.
  4. In a Web browser, navigate to https://On-Prem-Appliance-IP-address/ui/admin.
  5. Install updates.
    1. On the Configuration tab, click Edit against the Update repository entry .
    2. Select the Use CDROM Updates option and click Apply.
    3. Click Check for update against the Product version entry.
    4. Click Update and wait for the update to install.
    The appliance restarts automatically.
  6. Unmount the ISO image.
    1. In the vSphere Client, shut down the virtual machine that hosts the vCloud Availability appliance.
    2. Right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
    3. In the Virtual Hardware tab, select CD/DVD Drive and deselect Connected and Connect At Power On.
    4. Power on the virtual machine.

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.