You can perform an in-place upgrade of your current vRealize Automation environment to 7.1 using upgrade.

Upgrade is a multi-stage process in which you perform procedures in a particular order on the various components in your current environment. You must upgrade all product components to the same version.

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New vRealize Automation features introduce several enhancements along with the ability to upgrade or migrate to the new version. For recommendations and guidance before you begin the upgrade process, visit the vRealize Automation Upgrade Assistance Program web page 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 current vRealize Automation version in the table and use the documents on the right to perform an in-place upgrade of your vRealize Automation environment to the latest version. 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.

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

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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 In-Place Upgrade Paths to 7.1

Your Currently Installed Version

Documentation for Incremental Upgrades

vRealize Automation 7.0 or 7.0.1

See Upgrading from vRealize Automation 7.0 to 7.1

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

See Upgrading from vRealize Automation 6.2 to 7.1 .

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 7.1

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