Before you begin to upgrade, shut down the vRealize Automation IaaS Windows Server and all Manager machines and identity virtual appliance machines and take a snapshot. If the upgrade fails, you can use the snapshot to return to the last known good configuration and attempt another upgrade.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that the embedded PostgreSQL server is in high-availability mode. If it is, locate the current Master node. See the knowledge base article http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2105809.

  • If the vRealize Automation MSSQL database is not hosted on the IaaS server, create a database backup file.

  • Verify that you have completed the backup prerequisites. See Backing up and Saving Your Existing Environment.

  • Verify that you have taken snapshot of your system while it is shut down. See the vSphere 6.0 Documentation.

    If you cannot shut down your system, take an in-memory snapshot of all the nodes.

  • Verify that you have a backup of your entire system. See Configuring vRealize Suite 6.0 for Backup and Restore by Using Symantec NetBackup 7.6 at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vrealize-suite-60-backup-and-restore-netbackup.pdf.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server.
  2. Locate the vRealize Automation 6.2.x IaaS Windows Server, all Manager machines, and Identity virtual appliance machines.
  3. Select a machine and click Shutdown guest in the following order.
    1. IaaS Windows Server machine

    2. Manager machines (if any)

    3. Identity virtual appliance

  4. Take a snapshot of all vRealize Automation 6.2.x machines.
  5. Clone the vRealize Automation appliance nodes that contain Disk 4 and use the new clones during the upgrade process.
  6. Power on the entire system.

    For instructions, see the 6.2 version of the Start Up vRealize Automation topic at http://pubs.vmware.com/vra-62/topic/com.vmware.vra.system.administration.doc/GUID-4A4BD979-61EF-4590-AEDF-6A9BA42426B6.html.

    Note:

    The topic should have vra-62 in the URL.

  7. Verify that the system is fully functional.

What to do next

Shut Down vCloud Automation Center Services on Your IaaS Windows Server