Before you upgrade, you must increase hardware resources for each vRealize Automation appliance.

About this task

The following procedure is based on the Windows client.


  • Ensure that you have at least 60 GB of free space on your appliance.

  • For the snapshot that you took of your vRealize Appliance instance, you must clone the appliance before you increase the hardware resources on the clone.

  • After you clone the appliance, power off the original appliance before you perform this procedure.


  1. Log in to your vCenter Server instance.
  2. Select the vRealize Appliance and click Edit Settings.
  3. Select Memory and set the value to 18 GB.
  4. Select CPU and set the Number of virtual sockets value to 4.
  5. If there is an existing virtual Disk 4 from a previous vRealize Automation 6.2.x release, delete it and add a new virtual disk.
    1. Delete Disk 4 on the cloned virtual machine, and create Disk 4 with a disk size of 50 GB.
    2. If you have two disks, add Disk 3 with a disk size of 25 GB. Then, add Disk 4 with a disk size of 50 GB.
  6. Extend the size of Disk 1 GB to 50 GB.
    1. Select Disk 1.
    2. Change the size to 50 GB, and click OK.
  7. To add a virtual disk, click Add above the Resources table.
  8. For the Device Type, select Hard Disk, and click Next.
  9. Select Create a new virtual disk.
  10. Select Thin Provision, and click Next.
  11. Set the disk size value to 50 GB.
  12. Select Store with the virtual machine, and click Next.
  13. Verify that the Independent option is deselected for Mode and SCSI (0:3) is selected for Virtual Device Mode, and click Next.

    If you are prompted to accept the recommended settings, accept them.

  14. Click Finish.
  15. Click OK.
  16. Create a snapshot of the virtual machine.