When you perform an upgrade, you update all vRealize Automation components in a specific order.

The order of upgrade varies depending on whether you are upgrading a minimal environment or a distributed environment with multiple vRealize Automation appliances.

Use the checklists to track your work as you complete the upgrade. Complete the tasks in the order they are given.

Warning:

You must upgrade components in the prescribed order and upgrade all components. Using a different order can result in unexpected behavior after the upgrade or failure of the upgrade to complete.

Table 1. Checklist for Upgrade of a vRealize Automation Minimal Environment

Task

Instructions

Backup your current installation. This is a critical step.

For more information on how to back up and restore your system, see Back Up Your Existing vRealize Automation 7.0 or 7.0.1 Environment.

For general information, see Configuring Backup and Restore by Using Symantec Netbackup at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vrealize-backup-and-restore-netbackup.pdf

If you installed a Common Components Catalog component, you must uninstall it before you upgrade.

For information about how to uninstall, install, and upgrade Common Components Catalog components, see the Common Components Catalog Installation Guide.

If this guide is unavailable, complete these steps on each IaaS node.

  1. Log in to the IaaS node.

  2. Click Start.

  3. Enter services in the Search programs and files text box.

  4. Click Services.

  5. In the right pane of the Services window, right-click each IaaS service and select Stop to stop each service.

  6. Click Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.

  7. Right-click each installed Common Components Catalog component, and select Uninstall.

  8. Click Start > Command Prompt.

  9. At the command prompt, run iisreset.

Download update to the vRealize Automation appliance.

See Downloading vRealize Automation Appliance Updates.

Install the update on the vRealize Automation appliance.

See Install the Update on the Primary vRealize Automation 7.0 or 7.0.1 Appliance

Ugrade the IaaS components.

See Upgrade IaaS Components Using the Upgrade Shell Script After Upgrading vRealize Automation 7.0 or 7.0.1 to 7.2.

Table 2. Checklist for Upgrade of a vRealize Automation Distributed Environment

Task

Instructions

Backup your current installation. This is a critical step.

For more information on how to back up and restore your system, see Back Up Your Existing vRealize Automation 7.0 or 7.0.1 Environment.

For detailed information, see Configuring Backup and Restore by Using Symantec Netbackup at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vrealize-backup-and-restore-netbackup.pdf

Download updates to the vRealize Automation appliance.

See Downloading vRealize Automation Appliance Updates.

Install the update on the master vRealize Automation appliance in your environment first. Install the update on each secondary vRealize Automation appliance after you install the update on the master appliance.

See Install the Update on the Primary vRealize Automation 7.0 or 7.0.1 Appliance

See Install the Update on Secondary vRealize Automation 7.0 or 7.0.1 Appliances

Upgrade the IaaS components.

See Upgrade IaaS Components Using the Upgrade Shell Script After Upgrading vRealize Automation 7.0 or 7.0.1 to 7.2 .

Enable your load balancers.

Enable Your Load Balancers