You can update your vRealize Business for Cloud 7.x.x virtual appliance from an ISO file that the appliance reads from the virtual CD-ROM drive.


  • Take a snapshot of the virtual appliance.
  • Verify that you have downloaded the updated ISO file from the web site.
  • Add a CD-ROM drive to a virtual machine in the vCenter Server client. For more information, see the Configure a Datastore ISO File for the DVD/CD-ROM Drive topic in the vSphere Client topic in the vSphere documentation.
    Note: Before updating the vRealize Automation appliances, enable all CD-ROM drives you use in your upgrade.
  • Verify that all Azure endpoints have completed the data collection process, at least once:
    1. Open the System Status page on vRealize Business for Cloud.
    2. Expand Microsoft Azure data collection.
    3. Look for the endpoint that contains no value in the Last successful run column.
    4. Delete this account from vRealize Business for Cloud.

      After the upgrade, you must add the endpoint back.

    5. Go to the Administration tab.
    6. Expand Manage Public Cloud Accounts > Microsoft Azure.
    7. Expand the account type.
    8. Delete the endpoint for which data collection is not completed.

      After the upgrade, you must add the endpoint back.


  1. Log in to the web console at https://vRealize_Business_for_Cloud_IP_address:5480.
  2. If you have registered with vRealize Automation, you must unregister vRealize Business for Cloud.
    1. Download all the vRealize Automation reports.
      For more information, see
    2. On the Registration tab, click vRealize Automation.
    3. Enter the details of the already registered vRealize Automation server.
    4. Click Unregister.
    If you have registered with VMware Identity Manager, ignore this step.
    If all the parameters are correct, you see the Unregistered with vRealize Automation server message.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Under Update Repository, select Use CD-ROM Updates.
  5. Click Save Settings.
  6. Click Check Updates to see the available updates and to enable the Install Updates option.
  7. After successful upgrade, the reboot of the virtual appliance happens automatically.
  8. Click the System tab, and verify the updated version number of the appliance.
  9. If you had registered with vRealize Automation, re-register vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Automation.
    If you have registered with VMware Identity Manager, ignore this step.

What to do next

If you had added an Azure non-EA account in the earlier version, you must edit your account. For more information, see Manage Microsoft Azure Accounts in vRealize Business for Cloud.