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. Finish the tasks in the order they are given.

Table 1. Checklist for Upgrading 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 7.1 or 7.2 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.

Download update to the vRealize Automation appliance.

See Downloading vRealize Automation Appliance Updates.

Install the update on the vRealize Automation appliance and IaaS components.

See Install the Update on the vRealize Automation 7.1 or 7.2 Appliance and IaaS Components

Table 2. Checklist for Upgrading a vRealize Automation Distributed Environment

Task

Instructions

Run NSX Network and Security Inventory Data Collection Before You Upgrade from vRealize Automation 7.1 or 7.2 to 7.3

See Run NSX Network and Security Inventory Data Collection Before You Upgrade from vRealize Automation 7.1 or 7.2 to 7.3.

Back up 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 7.1 or 7.2 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.

Disable your load balancer.

See your load balancer documentation.

Install the update on the master vRealize Automation appliance and IaaS components.

Note:

You must install the update on the master appliance in a distributed environment..

See Install the Update on the vRealize Automation 7.1 or 7.2 Appliance and IaaS Components.

Enable your load balancer.

Enable Your Load Balancers