You can upgrade to an intermediate version of vRealize Business for Cloud. By default, the Update tab in the virtual appliance displays the latest vRealize Business for Cloud version.

Prerequisites

  • Take a snapshot of the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance and back up the database.

  • Verify that you have upgraded vRealize Automation to the supported version of vRealize Business for Cloud.

  • 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.

Procedure

  1. Unregister vRealize Business for Cloud.
    1. Log in to the vRealize Business for Cloud web console at https:// vRealize_Business_for_Cloud_IP_address:5480.
    2. Based on your registered setup, perform the applicable steps.

      Option

      Procedure

      If you have registered with vRealize Automation

      1. On the Registration tab, click vRealize Automation.

      2. Enter the details of the already registered vRealize Automation server.

      3. Click Unregister.

      If all the parameters are correct, you see the Unregistered with vRealize Automation server message.

      If you have registered with VMware Identity Manager

      1. On the Registration tab, click vIDM.

      2. Enter the details of the already registered VMware Identity Manager virtual appliance.

      3. Click Unregister.

      If all the parameters are correct, you see the Unregistered with vIDM message.

  2. Click Settings.
  3. Under Update Repository, select Use Specified Repository.
  4. Copy the default repository URL and paste it in the URL text box.
  5. Update the version number in URL to the version that you want to upgrade.

    To upgrade to 7.2.1 version, replace /7.2.0.0.latest to /7.2.1.0. For example, https://vapp-updates.vmware.com/vai-catalog/valm/vmw/a1ba78af-ec67-4333-8e25-a4be022f97c7/7.2.1.10029.

    Version

    URL

    To upgrade to 7.0.1

    https://vapp-updates.vmware.com/vai-catalog/valm/vmw/a1ba78af-ec67-4333-8e25-a4be022f97c7/7.0.1.0

    To upgrade to 7.1

    https://vapp-updates.vmware.com/vai-catalog/valm/vmw/a1ba78af-ec67-4333-8e25-a4be022f97c7/7.1.0.0

    To upgrade to 7.2

    https://vapp-updates.vmware.com/vai-catalog/valm/vmw/a1ba78af-ec67-4333-8e25-a4be022f97c7/7.2.0.7586

    To upgrade to 7.2.1

    https://vapp-updates.vmware.com/vai-catalog/valm/vmw/a1ba78af-ec67-4333-8e25-a4be022f97c7/7.2.1.10029

  6. Click Save Settings.
  7. Click Check Updates to see the available updates and to enable the Install Updates option.
  8. (Optional) : Click Install Updates.
  9. After successful upgrade, perform one of the following steps to reboot the virtual appliance manually.
    • Click the System tab, and click Reboot.

    • Log in to the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance and run the reboot command.

  10. Re-register vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Automation or VMware Identity Manager.

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.