When you perform an upgrade, you update all vRealize Automation components is this order: virtual appliances, IaaS databases, and IaaS services.

The Upgrade to vRealize Automation Checklist table provides a high-level overview of upgrade tasks.

Print out a copy of this checklist and use it to track your work as you complete the upgrade. Complete the tasks in the order in which they are given.

Warning:

You must upgrade components in the prescribed order and upgrade all components. Using a different order can result in unexpected behavior after the upgrade or failure of the upgrade to complete.

For information on all supported upgrade paths, see the release notes for vRealize Automation, available at the VMware vRealize Automation Documentation landing page.

Table 1. Upgrade to vRealize Automation Checklist

Task

Instructions

Notes

Complete and verify all prerequisites for the upgrade.

See Prerequisites for Upgrading vRealize Automation.

If you are upgrading a distributed deployment that uses a load balancer, shut down the vco-service on each vRealize Appliance.

See Shut Down Services for the Current Deployment.

Shut down services on your IaaS Windows Servers.

See Shut Down vCloud Automation Center Services on Your IaaS Windows Server.

Check for updates to the Identity Appliance.

See Downloading Virtual Appliance Updates.

Install the 6.2 update on the Identity Appliance.

See Install the Update on the Identity Appliance.

If you plan to use vSphere PSC as your SSO appliance, see Upgrading to vCenter Platform Services Controller.

Check for updates to the vRealize Appliance.

See Downloading Virtual Appliance Updates.

Install the 6.2 update on each vRealize Appliance in your installation.

See Install the Update on the vRealize Appliance.

Update the IaaS database.

See Upgrade the Database.

Download and install updates for IaaS.

See Upgrading the IaaS Server.

(Optional) Apply vRealize Automation branding to 6.2

See Apply vRealize Automation Branding.