If you use a clustered external instance of vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation, you must upgrade each vRealize Orchestrator node in the cluster individually when you upgrade vRealize Automation.

Procedure

  1. Shut down each vRealize Orchestrator node.
  2. Select one of the vRealize Orchestrator nodes in the cluster to be the primary vRealize Orchestrator node.

    Record the identifying information for this node to use later.

  3. Take a snapshot of each vRealize Orchestrator node and the vRealize Orchestrator database.
  4. On each vRealize Orchestrator node, increase the RAM to 6 GB.
  5. Upgrade the primary vRealize Orchestrator node.
    1. Power on the vRealize Orchestrator node.
    2. Log in as root to the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance management console at https://orchestrator_server:5480.
    3. Select Update > Settings.
    4. Choose your upgrade method and click Save Settings.
    5. Click Status.
    6. Click Check Updates.
    7. Click Install Updates.
    8. Accept the VMware End User License Agreement.
    9. When the update finishes, click System and Reboot to restart the vRealize Orchestrator appliance.
  6. Click Services in the vRealize Orchestrator Appliance management console, and verify that the vco service status appears as REGISTERED .
  7. Log in as root to the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center on the primary vRealize Orchestrator node at https://your_orchestrator_server_IP_or_DNS_name:8283/vcocontrolcenter.
  8. On the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center, click the Validate Configuration icon and verify that the configuration is valid.
  9. On the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center, upgrade the vRealize Automation default plug-ins, which include the NSX plug-in.
    1. Click the Manage Plug-ins icon.
    2. Select Browse > plug-in name > Install.
  10. Complete the following steps on each node in the cluster until you have upgraded all the vRealize Orchestrator nodes in the cluster.
    1. Repeat step 5 on the vRealize Orchestrator node.
    2. Log in as root to the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center on the vRealize Orchestrator node at https://your_orchestrator_server_IP_or_DNS_name:8283/vcocontrolcenter.
    3. Go to Startup Options and verify that the vRealize Orchestrator server service is running.
    4. Click the Orchestrator Cluster Management icon.
    5. Click Join Node To Cluster and enter the primary vRealize Orchestrator node details.
    6. Click Join and wait for the vRealize Orchestrator node to complete the join cluster operation.
    7. Verify that the vRealize Orchestrator pending configuration fingerprint is the same as the primary vRealize Orchestrator node.
    8. Restart the vRealize Orchestrator server service from Startup Options in the Control Center.
    9. Verify that the vRealize Orchestrator node Applied Configuration Fingerprint is the same as the primary vRealize Orchestrator node.
    10. Open the Validate Configuration page in the Control Center to verify that the vRealize Orchestrator cluster is configured properly.