If you maintain a stand-alone vRealize Orchestrator appliance for use with vRealize Automation, you must upgrade the stand-alone appliance when you upgrade vRealize Automation from 6.2.5 to 7.3.

Before you begin

  • Install the Update on the vRealize Automation 6.2.5 Appliance.

  • Upgrade IaaS components as described in Upgrading the IaaS Server Components After Upgrading vRealize Automation6.2.5 to 7.3.

  • Unmount all network file systems. See vSphere Virtual Machine Administration in the vSphere documentation.

  • Increase the memory of the vSphere Orchestrator appliance to at least 6 GB. See vSphere Virtual Machine Administration in the vSphere documentation.

  • Take a snapshot of the vSphere Orchestrator virtual machine. See vSphere Virtual Machine Administration in the vSphere documentation.

  • If you use an external database, back up the database.

  • If you use the preconfigured PostgreSQL database in vSphere Orchestrator, back up the database by using the Export Database menu in the vSphere Control Center.

About this task

Embedded instances of vRealize Orchestrator are upgraded as part of the vRealize Automation appliance upgrade. No additional action is required for an embedded instance.

If you are upgrading a vRealize Orchestrator appliance cluster, see Upgrading External vRealize Orchestrator Appliance Cluster for Use with vRealize Automation 7.3.

Procedure

  1. Use one of the documented methods to upgrade your stand-alone vRealize Orchestrator.
  2. From the Control Center, upgrade the vRealize Automation NSX plugin.