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

Upgrade is supported from vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0 and later versions. You can also upgrade vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager by using an ISO file to install the upgrade. Latencies have been validated with 350 ms with a bandwidth of 1.5 MB for a vRealize Suite small suite deployment and 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 tasks that are in progress.

Procedure

  1. From the My services dashboard, click Lifecycle Operations and click Settings.
  2. Click System Upgrade.
    vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager displays the name, version number, and vendor of the current vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance.
  3. Select the repository type for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager updates.
    Option Description
    Check Online You can check if the upgrades are available online. To use this option, the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual appliance must have access to vapp-updates.vmware.com.
    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 a 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.
  4. Click CHECK FOR UPGRADE.
    After few minutes, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager displays a message indicating whether there are updates available.
  5. Select the upgrades to install, and click INSTALL UPGRADES.
    1. When vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is not connected to the internet, you can download the "vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Update Repository Archive" binary from My VMware Portal.
    2. The downloaded ISO should be attached to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager VM's virtual CD-ROM drive. To do this, you can either upload the ISO in a content library of the vCenter server hosting vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager or you can upload in a datastore that the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager VM can access. After uploading, you must attach the ISO to the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager VM's CD-ROM device by editing the VM's hardware configuration from the vCenter inventory. From vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI, select CD-ROM based upgrade option and proceed.
  6. After a few minutes, login to the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI and check for the upgrade successful message in the Settings > System Upgrade.

    On an 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.