You can check for and install updates to the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance.

Upgrade is supported from vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.0 and later versions. You can also upgrade vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager by using an ISO file to install the upgrade. See Install Upgrades to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager from an ISO File.

Note:

If you are upgrading from vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.2, then see information in KB article 56511 before proceeding with upgrade.

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 services and reboots the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual appliance, which might corrupt in-progress tasks.

Procedure

  1. Click Settings and click the Update tab.

    vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager displays the name, version number, and vendor of the current vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance.

  2. (Optional), to install patch, under System Information, click Install Patch.
  3. To check for online patches, click Check Patches Online.
  4. To upload downloaded patches, click Upload and click Next.
  5. (Optional), review the summary and click Install.
  6. Select the repository for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager updates.

    Option

    Description

    Default

    Use the default VMware repository for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager updates. To use this option, the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual appliance must have access to My VMware.

    Repository URL

    Enter your repository URL for updates. To use this option, extract the ISO containing the upgrade files to a private repository. Do not use a private repository that requires authentication for file access.

    CD-ROM

    You can update the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Appliance from an ISO file that the appliance reads from the virtual CD-ROM drive. For more information, see Install Upgrades to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager from an ISO File.

  7. Click CHECK UPDATES.

    After a few minutes, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager displays a message indicating whether there are updates available.

  8. Select the upgrades to install, and click INSTALL UPGRADES.
  9. After a few minutes, refresh the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI and click Settings > Update.

    On upgrade completion,vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager displays the message upgrade completion message. If you do not see this message, wait for a few minutes and refresh the UI.

    If the Reboot button is not visible, wait a few minutes and repeat this step.