Upgrading is a multi-stage process in which procedures must be performed in a particular order. Follow the suggested processes to ensure a smooth upgrade with a minimum of system downtime. You must upgrade all product components to the same version.

Note:

vRealize Automation features and innovations introduced in 7.0 required several platform-level enhancements. As a result, certain upgrade scenarios will require additional assistance. To ensure the best possible upgrade experience, it is recommended that you visit the vRealize Automation Upgrade Assistance webpage at http://www.vmware.com/products/vrealize-automation/upgrade-center before you begin the upgrade process.

To find out the considerations for the upgrade process, see Considerations About Upgrading to This vRealize Automation Version.

Locate your currently installed version in the table and then follow the steps in the documents on the right to incrementally upgrade your vRealize Automation environment to the latest release. You can find links to the documentation for all versions of vCloud Automation Center and vRealize Automation at https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vcac-pubs.html.

Note:

If you have customized your vRealize Automation 6.2.x deployment, contact your CCE support staff for additional information about upgrade considerations.

You can upgrade to vRealize Automation 7.0.1 from any supported vRealize Automation 6.2.x or vRealize Automation 7.0 release.

Note:

To avoid a known issue when upgrading from vRealize Automation 6.2.0, perform the following step sequence on every IaaS Web site node, before you start the upgrade procedure. This issue affects 6.2.0 only. Other 6.2.x versions are not affected.

  1. Open Notepad with Administrative rights.

  2. Open the following file:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Server\Model Manager Web\web.config

  3. Locate the following statement in the file:

    <!-- add key="DisableMessageSignatureCheck" value="false"-->

  4. Uncomment the statement and change the value from false to true.

    <add key="DisableMessageSignatureCheck" value="true" />

  5. Save the file.

    If Notepad prompts you to Save As, you did not open Notepad as Administrator and must go back to step 1.

  6. Open a Command Prompt window with Administrative rights.

  7. Run reset.

  8. Repeat steps 1 - 7 for all Web site nodes.

Table 1. Supported Upgrade Paths to 7.0.1

Your Currently Installed Version

Documentation for Incremental Upgrades

vRealize Automation 7.0

Upgrade to the 7.0.1 release as described in Upgrading from vRealize Automation 7.0 to 7.0.1.

vRealize Automation 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, and 6.2.4

Upgrade directly to the 7.0.1 release as described in Upgrading from vRealize Automation 6.2 to 7.0.1 .

See the following table for information about upgrading from an earlier vCloud Automation Center 6.x release to vRealize Automation 6.2.x in preparation for upgrading to vRealize Automation 7.0.1.

Note:

Beginning in 6.2.0, vCloud Automation Center is rebranded to vRealize Automation. Only the user interface and service names are changed. Directory names and program names that contain vcac are not affected.

Table 2. Supported Upgrade Paths in 6.x

Your Currently Installed Version

Documentation for Incremental Upgrades

vCloud Automation Center 6.0

Perform upgrades in the following order:

  • Upgrading vCloud Automation Center 6.0 to 6.0.1

  • Upgrading to vCloud Automation Center 6.1

  • Upgrading to vRealize Automation 6.2.x

vCloud Automation Center 6.0.1

Perform upgrades in the following order:

  • Upgrading to vCloud Automation Center 6.1

  • Upgrading to vRealize Automation 6.2.x

vCloud Automation Center 6.1.x

Upgrading to vRealize Automation 6.2.x

vRealize Automation 6.2.x

Upgrade directly to the latest 6.2.x release as described in Upgrading to vRealize Automation 6.2.x