You can migrate your current vRealize Automation environment to a new installation of vRealize Automation 7.3 configured as a high-availability environment.

Procedure

  1. In your target vRealize Automation 7.3 environment, open a browser and go to the master vRealize Automation appliance management console at https://vra-va-hostname.domain.name:5480.
  2. Log in with the user name root and the password you entered when you deployed the appliance.
  3. Select vRA Settings > Migration.
  4. Enter the information for the source vRealize Automation appliance.

    Option

    Description

    Host name

    The host name for the source vRealize Automation appliance.

    Root username

    root

    Root password

    The root password that you entered when you deployed the source vRealize Automation appliance.

  5. Enter the information for the target vRealize Automation appliance.

    Option

    Description

    Root username

    root

    Root password

    The root password that you entered when you deployed the target vRealize Automation appliance.

    Default tenant

    The default tenant you created when you configured single sign-on in the Installation wizard, usually vsphere.local.

    Administrator username

    The tenant administrator user name that you entered when you deployed the target vRealize Automation appliance. Change existing value if necessary.

    Administrator password

    The password that you entered for the default tenant administrator when you deployed the target vRealize Automation appliance.

  6. Enter the information for the target IaaS database server.

    Option

    Description

    Database server

    The location of the Microsoft SQL Server instance where the restored vRealize Automation IaaS Microsoft SQL database resides. If a named instance and a non-default port are used, enter in SERVER,PORT\INSTANCE-NAME format.

    Cloned database name

    Name of the source vRealize Automation 6.2.x or 7.x IaaS Microsoft SQL database that you backed up on the source and restored on the target environment.

    Authentication mode

    • Windows

      If you use the Windows authentication mode, the IaaS service user must have the SQL Server db_owner role. The same permissions apply when using SQL Server authentication mode.

    • SQL Server

      SQL Server opens the Login name and Password text boxes.

    Login name

    Login name of the SQL Server user with the db_owner role for the cloned IaaS Microsoft SQL database.

    Password

    Password for the SQL Server user with the db_owner role for the cloned IaaS Microsoft SQL database.

    Original encryption key

    Original encryption key that you retrieve from the source environment. See Obtain the Encryption Key from the Source vRealize Automation Environment.

    New passphrase

    A series of words used to generate a new encryption key. You use this passphrase each time you install a new IaaS component in the target vRealize Automation environment.

  7. Click Validate.

    The page displays the validation progress.

    • If all the items validate successfully, go to step 8.

    • If an item fails to validate, inspect the error message and the validation log file on the IaaS nodes. For log file locations, see Migration Log Locations. Click Edit Settings and edit the problem item. Go to step 7.

  8. Click Migrate.

    The page displays the migration progress.

    • If migration is successful, the page displays information about the Software Agent post-migration update.

    • If migration is unsuccessful, inspect the migration log files on the virtual appliance and the IaaS nodes. For log file locations, see Migration Log Locations.

    Finish these steps before you restart migration.

    1. Revert your target vRealize Automation environment to the state you captured when you took a snapshot before migration.

    2. Restore your target IaaS Microsoft SQL database using the backup of the source IaaS database.

What to do next

Post-Migration Tasks.