You must upgrade any external PostgreSQL virtual appliances. If your deployment uses a load balancer, you must apply the upgrade to each PostgreSQL appliance individually. The upgrade works on the vRealize Automation appliance with the vPostgreSQL server only.

About this task

If you are using another type of PostgreSQL server, such as a community edition or shared PostgreSQL server, do not use this procedure.


  • Verify that you downloaded the virtual appliance updates. See Downloading vRealize Automation Appliance Updates.

  • Verify that the external PostgreSQL appliance meets the same hardware requirements as those for a vRealize Automation appliance. See Hardware Configuration Requirements.

  • Verify that the second and subsequent PostgreSQL appliances are disabled for load balancer traffic. This is required before you apply the upgrade.


  1. Locate the vRealize Automation appliance 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 and select a download option for the updates.
  4. Click Status.
  5. Click Check Updates to verify that an update is accessible.
  6. Click Install Updates.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Open the log files to verify that the upgrade is progressing successfully.


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

  9. Clear the cache of your Web browser to access the management console.
  10. Reboot the virtual appliance.
    1. Click the System tab.
    2. Click Reboot and confirm your selection.
  11. Reconnect all PostgreSQL virtual appliances to the load balancer.

What to do next

Reconfigure Disk 1 on All vRealize Automation Appliance Nodes