Before you begin the upgrade, shut down vCloud Automation Center services on your IaaS Windows Server.

About this task

For distributed installations, shut down vCloud Automation Center services in the recommended order for all servers that are running IaaS services.


  1. Log in to your IaaS Windows Server.
  2. Select Start > Administrative Tools > Services.
  3. Shut down services in the following order.
    1. All VMware vCloud Automation Center agents

    2. All VMware DEM workers

    3. VMware DEM orchestrator

    4. VMware vCloud Automation Center Manager Service

What to do next

Choose a method for downloading the virtual appliance updates. See Downloading Virtual Appliance Updates for more information.