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.


  1. On the Lifecycle Operations page, click Manage Environments.
  2. Navigate to a vRealize Automation instance.
  3. Click View Details and click Upgrade.

    A pop-up menu is appears to alert you to perform an inventory sync.

  4. 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.
    1. If the product inventory is already synced and up-to-date, then click Proceed Upgrade.
  5. 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.
  6. After the inventory is synced, select the vRealize Automation version to 8.0.1.
  7. If you selected the Repository URL, enter the unauthenticated URL, and then click Next.
  8. 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.
  9. Click Next and Submit.
    You can navigate to the Request Details page to view the progress of the upgrade status.