You can upgrade from an earlier vCloud Automation Center 6.x version, migrate from a supported vCloud Automation Center 5.2.x version, or install vRealize Automation for the first time.

Table 1. Choosing Your Deployment Path

Your Currently Installed Version

How to install the latest vRealize Automation

vCloud Automation Center 5.2.1

Migrate to vCloud Automation Center 6.1 and then perform upgrades incrementally until you reach the latest version. See Migrating to vCloud Automation Center 6.1 and Upgrading to vRealize Automation 6.2 or Later.

vCloud Automation Center 5.2.2

Migrate to vCloud Automation Center 6.1 and then perform upgrades incrementally until you reach the latest version. See Migrating to vCloud Automation Center 6.1 and Upgrading to vRealize Automation 6.2 or Later.

vCloud Automation Center 5.2.3

Migrating to vRealize Automation

vCloud Automation Center 6.0

Upgrading vRealize Automation

vCloud Automation Center 6.0.1

Upgrading vRealize Automation

vCloud Automation Center 6.1.x

Upgrading vRealize Automation

None

Install vRealize Automation for the first time in either a minimal or distributed deployment.

  • Minimal deployments are typically used in a development environment or as a proof of concept (PoC).

    You deploy a single instance of each virtual appliance and install all IaaS components on a single Windows machine. You can install the databases on the same Windows machine or on a dedicated SQL Server.

    See Minimal Deployment Overview.

  • Distributed deployments are typically as a production environment and allow you to design the topology best suited to your organizational needs. You distribute components across multiple servers to provide failover capability and redundancy. See Distributed Deployment Overview.

For information about scalability and high availability, see VMware vRealize Automation Reference Architecture at https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vcac-pubs.html.