You can upgrade vRealize Automation in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.
- Verify that you have an installed version of vRealize Automation 8.0.
- Perform the binary mapping of the vRealize Automation upgrade ISO from Local, myvmware or NFS share. For more information on binary mapping, see Configure Product Binaries.
- On the Lifecycle Operations page, click Manage Environments.
- Navigate to a vRealize Automation instance.
- Click View Details and click Upgrade.
A pop-up menu is appears to alert you to perform an inventory sync.
- Click Trigger Inventory Sync of the product before you upgrade.
Note: At times, there can be a drift or a change in the environment outside of Lifecycle Manager and for Lifecycle Manager to be aware of the current state of the system, the inventory requires to be up-to-date.
- If the product inventory is already synced and up-to-date, then click Proceed Upgrade.
- To select the Repository Type, you can either select vRealize Suite LCM Repository, only if you have mapped the ISO Binary map, or you can select the Repository URL with a private upgrade Repository URL.
- After the inventory is synced, select the vRealize Automation version to 8.0.1.
- If you selected the Repository URL, enter the unauthenticated URL, and then click Next.
- Click Pre-Check.
Pre-check validates the following criteria:
- SSH enabled - Verifies that SSH for the root user is enabled.
- Version check - Verifies if the target version selected for upgrade is compatible with the current vRealize Automation version.
- Disk space on root and data partition - Verifies if the required amount of free disk space is available in the root and data partition.
- vCenter property existence check - Verifies if the vCenter details are present as part of each node in the Lifecycle Manager inventory. Since a snapshot is taken during the upgrade process, it is important to have the right vCenter details within the Lifecycle Manager inventory.
- vRealize Automation VMs managed object reference ID retrieval check - Verifies if the managed object reference ID of the VM can be retrieved from the details available in the Lifecycle Manager inventory. This is required as you perform snapshot-related operations on the VMs, finding the VM using the same.
- Click Next and Submit.
You can navigate to the Request Details page to view the progress of the upgrade status.