For a high availability environment, the master virtual appliance is the node that runs embedded Postgres in the Master mode. The other nodes in the environment run the embedded Postgres database in Replica mode. During upgrade, the replica virtual appliance does not require database changes.



  1. Locate the secondary vRealize Automation appliance node and power it on.
  2. Open the vRealize Appliance management console for the upgrade.
    1. Go to the management console for your virtual appliance by using its fully qualified domain name,
    2. Log in with the user name root and the password you specified when the appliance was deployed.
    3. Click the Update tab.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Select to download the updates from a default repository, specified repository, or CDROM in the Update Repository section.
  5. Click Status.
  6. Click Check Updates to verify that an update is accessible.
  7. Click Install Updates.
  8. Click OK.

    An informational message stating that the update is in progress appears.

  9. Open the log files to verify that upgrade is progressing successfully.

    /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/vami.log and /var/log/vmware/horizon/horizon.log

    If you log out during the upgrade process and log in, you can continue to follow the progress of the update in the log file /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/updatecli.log.

    The time it takes for the update to finish depends on your site environment.

  10. Log out of the vRealize Automation appliance, clear the cache of your Web browser, and log in to the vRealize Automation appliance management console.
  11. Log in to the vRealize Automation appliance.
  12. Select vRA Settings > Cluster.
  13. Specify the master virtual appliance and click Join Cluster.
  14. Verify that all of the services appear under the Service tab.

What to do next

Download the IaaS Installer