If you have an external PostgreSQL virtual appliance, you must upgrade the appliance. The upgrade works on the vRealize Appliance with the vPostgres server only. You cannot upgrade using Linux with the installed PostgreSQL community edition.

About this task


The external PostgreSQL appliance upgrade must meet the same hardware requirements as a vRealize Appliance. See GUID-43812FB8-F173-45F7-B500-1050714FF5B3.html#GUID-43812FB8-F173-45F7-B500-1050714FF5B3__section_E96D14B055FD4AE2B759DA8502FE8993.


Verify that you have downloaded the virtual appliance updates. See Downloading Virtual Appliance Updates.


  1. Locate the vRealize Automation appliance 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, https://va-hostname.domain.name:5480.
    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.


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

  10. Clear the cache of your Web browser to access the management console.
  11. If your deployment uses a load balancer, repeat these steps for each Postgres appliance.

    Leave the second and subsequent Postgres appliances disabled for load balance traffic when you apply the update.

  12. Reconnect all virtual appliances to the load balancer.

What to do next

Install the Update on the vRealize Automation Appliance