Technical support for your vRealize Automation installation might involve a software patch that you install or remove using the vRealize Automation appliance management interface.

Because issues can occur near real time, patches, prerequisites, and installation instructions are released in the VMware Knowledge Base. For example, VMware Knowledge Base article 56618 is monitored and updated with the latest vRealize Automation 7.4 patch information.

The patch interface cannot patch the following vRealize Automation components.

  • The Management Agent

  • Non vSphere agents such as XenServer, VDI, or Hyper-V

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation appliance management interface as root.

    https://vrealize-automation-appliance-FQDN:5480

  2. Click vRA Settings > Patches.
  3. Under Patch Management, click the option that you need, and follow the prompts.

    Option

    Description

    New Patch

    Install a new patch that you have downloaded.

    Installed Patches

    Add the most recently installed patch to newly added cluster nodes.

    Rollback

    Remove the most recently installed patch and roll vRealize Automation back to the previous patch level.

    History

    Inspect the list of installed and removed patches.

    To enable or disable Patch Management, log in to the vRealize Automation appliance command prompt as root, and enter one of the following commands.

    /opt/vmware/share/htdocs/service/hotfix/scripts/hotfix.sh enable
    /opt/vmware/share/htdocs/service/hotfix/scripts/hotfix.sh disable