You upgrade all vSphere Replication components and by using a downloadable ISO image.

About this task

Repeat this procedure for all vSphere Replication Cloud Service, vSphere Replication Manager, and vSphere Replication Server instances in your environment.

Prerequisites

If you are upgrading from version 1.x to version 2.0.1, download the VMWare-vCloud_Availability_4vCD-6.5.0-7817304-sles11-upgrade.iso file from the vCloud Availability download page.

If you are upgrading from version 2.0.0 to version 2.0.1, download the VMWare-vCloud_Availability_4vCD-6.5.0-7817304.iso file from the vCloud Availability download page.

If you are upgrading from version 1.x to version 2.0.0, download the VMWare-vCloud_Availability_4vCD-6.5.0-6917958-sles11-upgrade.iso file from the vCloud Availability download page.

Copy the corresponding ISO image file to a datastore that is accessible from the vCenter Server instance that you use with thevSphere Replication component you are upgrading.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, right-click the vSphere Replication virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
  2. On the Virtual Hardware tab, select CD/DVD Drive > Datastore ISO File.
  3. Browse to the ISO image in the datastore.
  4. For File Type, select ISO Image and click OK.
  5. Select Connected and Connect At Power On check boxes and follow the prompts to add the CD/DVD drive to the vSphere Replication virtual machine.
  6. In a Web browser, log in to the virtual appliance management interface (VAMI).

    The URL for the VAMI is https://vr_appliance_address:5480.

  7. Click the Update tab.
  8. Click Settings, select Use CDROM Updates, and click Save Settings.
  9. Click Status and click Check Updates.

    The appliance version 2.0.1 appears in the list of available updates.

  10. Click Install Updates and click OK.
  11. After the update completes, click the System tab and click Reboot.
  12. After the appliance reboots, start the console of the vSphere Replication virtual machine to monitor the process.

    The vSphere Replication appliance reboots two more times for the upgrade procedure to complete.

  13. To prevent caching issues, log out of the VAMI and close the VAMI Web browser window.
  14. Register the vSphere Replication Manager with vCenter Single Sign-On.

    After the vSphere Replication Manager reboots, log in to the VAMI and repeat the steps to register the vSphere Replication appliance with vCenter Single Sign-On. For more information, see Register the vSphere Replication Appliance with vCenter Single Sign-On. This registers the vSphere Replication Manager in the Lookup Service and SSO, or updates an existing vSphere Replication registration. The Lookup Service registration contains version and build information.

    Note:

    Perform this step only for the vSphere Replication Manager instances that you are upgrading. If you are upgrading vSphere Replication Cloud Service hosts or vSphere Replication Server instances, you can skip this step.

  15. Unmount the ISO image.
    1. In the System tab of the VAMI, shut down the VM.
    2. In the vSphere Web Client, right-click the vSphere Replication virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
    3. In the Virtual Hardware tab, select CD/DVD Drive and deselect Connected and Connect At Power On.
    4. Power on the VM.