Consider offline upgrade only if both online upgrade or single-click offline upgrade don't work. Use this option when both vRealize Network Insight Platform and Proxy VMs do not have access to the internet. You must upgrade Platform VMs before Proxy VMs.

Prerequisites

In case of the cluster upgrade, platform1 must be upgraded first. To confirm platform1 IP address, run the ping platform1 command from any platform node.

Procedure

  1. Download the required upgrade bundle file from My VMware.
  2. Copy the upgrade bundle to all vRealize Network Insight Platform and Proxy VMs by using either of the following options:
    1. To copy the file from Linux VM to vRealize Network Insight VM, run this command:
      scp <filename>.upgrade.bundle consoleuser@<IP_Address_vRNI_VM>:~/

      To copy file from Windows VM to vRealize Network Insight VM, run this command:

       pscp -scp <SOURCE_PATH>\<filename>.upgrade.bundle consoleuser@<IP_Address_vRNI_VM>:~/
    2. Log in to the vRealize Network Insight Platform CLI using consoleuser and run this command:
      Note:

      This command uses SCP to download the bundle from the host where the bundle is downloaded. So the SCP server is required to be running on the host.

      package-installer copy --host <ip address> --user johndoe --path /path/to/<filename>.upgrade.bundle
  3. Upgrade each node starting with Platform1 node using the package-installer upgrade command. For the 3.5 version, run the command as follows:
     package-installer upgrade --name VMWare-vRealize-Network-Insight-<version_number>.upgrade.bundle

    For 3.4 and the preceding versions, run the command as follows:

     package-installer upgrade
  4. Verify the upgraded version using the show-version command.
    Note:
    • Ensure that you verify the checksums for the upgrade bundle as specified.

    • You can upgrade the cluster only in the offline mode.

    • After a successful upgrade, you do not have to reboot the virtual machine.