Before you upgrade from vRealize Automation 6.2.5, you must increase hardware resources for each vRealize Automation appliance.

Before you begin

  • Verify that you have a clone of each vRealize Automation appliance.

  • Verify that you have at least 140 GB of free space in your vCenter Server for each appliance clone.

  • Verify that the original appliances are powered off.

About this task

This procedure assumes that you use the Windows vCenter Server client.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server.
  2. Right-click a cloned vRealize Automation appliance icon and select Edit Settings.
  3. Select Memory and set the value to 18 GB.
  4. Select CPU and set the Number of virtual sockets value to 4.
  5. Extend the size of virtual Disk 1 to 50 GB.
    1. Select Disk 1.
    2. Change the size to 50 GB.
    3. Click OK.
  6. If you do not have Disk 3, complete these steps to add a Disk 3 with a disk size of 25 GB.
    1. Click Add above the Resources table to add a virtual disk.
    2. Select Hard Disk for the Device Type, and click Next.
    3. Select Create a new virtual disk, and click Next.
    4. Set disk size value to 25 GB.
    5. Select Store with the virtual machine and click Next.
    6. Verify that the Independent option is deselected for Mode and SCSI (0:2) is selected for Virtual Device Mode, and click Next.

      If prompted to accept recommended settings, accept the recommended settings.

    7. Click Finish.
    8. Click OK.
  7. If there is an existing virtual Disk 4 from a previous vRealize Automation release, complete these steps.
    1. Power on the primary virtual appliance clone and wait 1 minute.
    2. Power on the secondary virtual appliance clone.
    3. On the primary virtual appliance clone, open a new command prompt and navigate to /etc/fstab.
    4. On the primary virtual appliance clone, open the fstab file, and remove lines starting with /dev/sdd that contain the Wal_Archive write ahead logs.
    5. On the primary virtual appliance clone, save the file.
    6. On the secondary virtual appliance clone, open a new command prompt and navigate to /etc/fstab.
    7. On the secondary virtual appliance clone, open the fstab file, and remove lines starting with /dev/sdd that contain the Wal_Archive write ahead logs.
    8. On the secondary virtual appliance clone, save the file.
    9. Power off the secondary virtual appliance clone and wait 1 minute.
    10. Power off the primary virtual appliance clone.
    11. Right-click the cloned vRealize Automation primary appliance icon and select Edit Settings.
    12. Delete Disk 4 on the cloned primary virtual appliance machine.
    13. Right-click the cloned vRealize Automation secondary appliance icon and select Edit Settings.
    14. Delete Disk 4 on the cloned secondary virtual appliance machine.
  8. Complete these steps to add a Disk 4 with a disk size of 50 GB to the cloned primary virtual appliance machine.
    1. Click Add above the Resources table to add a virtual disk.
    2. Select Hard Disk for the Device Type, and click Next.
    3. Select Create a new virtual disk, and click Next.
    4. Set disk size value to 50 GB.
    5. Select Store with the virtual machine and click Next.
    6. Verify that the Independent option is deselected for Mode and SCSI (0:3) is selected for Virtual Device Mode, and click Next.

      If prompted to accept recommended settings, accept the recommended settings.

    7. Click Finish.
    8. Click OK.
  9. Create a snapshot of the cloned primary virtual appliance machine and the cloned secondary virtual appliance machine.

What to do next

Power On the Entire System.