You can upgrade vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager using an upgrade ISO file.

You can also upgrade vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager from My VMware or a private repository. See Check for and Install vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Updates from a Repository.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you meet the system requirements. See System Requirements.

  • Take a snapshot of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual appliance. If you encounter any problems during upgrade, you can revert to this snapshot.

  • Verify that no critical tasks are currently in progress in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. The upgrade process stops and starts vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager servers and restarts the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual appliance, which might corrupt in-progress tasks.

Procedure

  1. Mount the upgrade ISO file on the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual appliance's CD ROM drive.
  2. For vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.0 upgrade, use SSH to connect to the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual appliance.
  3. For upgrade from vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.1 or later, on the UI go to Home > Settings, select CD-ROM on the Update vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager page.
  4. Click Check Updates.

    After an update is detected, click Install Updates for completing the installation.

  5. If you are upgrading from vRealize Lifecycle manager 1.1 or later, skip next steps and go to step 10.
  6. Edit provider-runtime.xml by running vi /opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/provider/provider-runtime.xml.
    <? xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <service>
       <properties>
          <property name="localRepositoryAddress" value="cdrom://" />
          <property name="localRepositoryPasswordFormat" value="base64" />
       </properties>
    </service>
    
  7. Save and close the file.
  8. Verify that a new version is available by running the command /opt/vmware/bin/vamicli update --check.

    This should return a message similar to the following:

    Checking for available updates, this process can take a few minutes....
    Available Updates –
    	x.x.x.x Build yyyyy
    
  9. When upgrading from vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.0, if a 1.3 update is available, run the command /opt/vmware/bin/vamicli update --install latest -- accepteula to trigger the upgrade.

    The upgrade process restarts the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual appliance, which might cause your SSH session to expire.

  10. After a few minutes, log in to the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager web UI and click Settings > Update.

    If the update is finished, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager displays the message Upgrade Completed Successfully. If you do not see this message, wait a few minutes and repeat this step.