If you use a clustered external instances of vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation, you must upgrade each vRealize Orchestrator node individually when you upgrade vRealize Automation.

About this task

You do not need to recreate the cluster. vRealize Orchestrator nodes remain part of the cluster after the upgrade.

For more information about upgrading external vRealize Orchestrator, see vRealize Orchestrator upgrade documentation.



  1. Access the vRealize Orchestrator appliance configuration portal at https://orchestrator_server:5480.
  2. Log in to the vRealize Orchestrator appliance configuration portal as an administrator.
  3. Shut down all of the vRealize Orchestrator instance nodes.
  4. Take the snapshots.
  5. Power on the vRealize Orchestrator instance node.

    Record identifying information for the first node. You use this information later in the procedure.

  6. Upgrade the vRealize Orchestrator instance node.
  7. From the Authentication tab, unregister the node from the Control Center.
  8. Verify that the Configure license checkbox is selected.
  9. Register the node again by selecting Register from the Authentication tab.
  10. Restart the vRealize Orchestrator service.
  11. Verify that the vco service appears as REGISTERED in the vRealize Appliance.

    You can monitor the startup of the service by selecting Live Log Stream in your Control center. Once you see the messaging that 7.0 orchestrator is started, the service startup is complete.

  12. Log in to the vRealize Appliance as a system administrator.
  13. Power on the next vRealize Orchestrator node.
  14. Repeat steps 6-13 for each vRealize Orchestrator node.
  15. Log in to the Control Center of the first vRealize Orchestrator at https://vrohost1:8283/vco-controlcenter.
  16. Navigate to Manage Plugins.
  17. Select Browse > plugin-name > Install.
  18. Restart vco-server in your control center
  19. Wait for services to start on the first node, and then repeat steps 15-18 for each vRealize Orchestrator node.
  20. From the Control Center, upgrade the vRealize Automation default plugins, which include vCAC Cafe and vCAC IaaS and NSX.