For a high availability environment, the master virtual appliance is the node that runs embedded PostgreSQL in the Master mode. The other nodes in the environment run the embedded PostgreSQL database in Replica mode. During upgrade, the replica virtual appliance does not require database changes.

About this task

Do not close the management console while the update is being installed.



  1. Locate the secondary vRealize Automation appliance node and power it on.
  2. Open the vRealize Automation appliance management console for the upgrade.
    1. Go to the management console for your virtual appliance by using its fully qualified domain name,
    2. Log in with the user name root and the password you specified when the appliance was deployed.
    3. Click the Update tab.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Select to download the updates from a default repository, specified repository, or CDROM in the Update Repository section.
  5. Click Status.
  6. Click Check Updates to verify that an update is accessible.
  7. Click Install Updates.
  8. Click OK.

    An informational message stating that the update is in progress appears.

  9. Open the log files to verify that upgrade is progressing successfully.

    /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/vami.log and /var/log/vmware/horizon/horizon.log

    If you log out during the upgrade process and log in, you can continue to follow the progress of the update in the log file /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/updatecli.log.

    The time it takes for the update to finish depends on your site environment.

  10. Log out of the vRealize Automation appliance, clear the cache of your Web browser, and log in to the vRealize Automation appliance management console.
  11. Reboot the virtual appliance.
    1. Click the System tab.
    2. Click Reboot and confirm your selection.
  12. Log in to the vRealize Automation appliance.
  13. Select vRA Settings > Cluster.
  14. Specify the master virtual appliance and click Join Cluster.
  15. Verify that all of the services appear under the Service tab.
  16. Perform the following steps for each tenant directory you create during migration.

    You must complete these steps prior to enabling your virtual appliances in your load balancer.

    1. Log in to the vRealize Automation appliance management console as tenant administrator.
    2. Select Administration > Directories.
    3. Select your directory name and select Identity Provider.
    4. Click the name of your identity provider from the available choices, for example WorkspaceIPD_1.
    5. In the Connector drop-down menu, add your additional appliance and enter your BIND DN password.
    6. In the IdP Hostname text box, change the existing value to your virtual appliance load balancer host name, for example vcacva701.sqa.local.
    7. Click Save.

What to do next

Download the IaaS Installer