When you upgrade a 6.2.4 or 6.2.5 vRealize Automation appliance to the current release, you must update the vRealize Automation appliance components in a specific order.

Before you upgrade, make sure that you perform the prerequisites and migrate your artifacts. See Prerequisites for Upgrading the Appliance.

Use the tasks in the checklist to track your work as you perform the upgrade tasks in order.


You must use the order prescribed to upgrade the components, and you must upgrade all components. Following a different order results in unexpected behavior or a failed upgrade.

For information about supported upgrade paths, see the vRealize Automation release notes on the VMware vRealize Automation Documentation landing page.

Table 1. Checklist to Upgrade a Minimal vRealize Automation Appliance Deployment



IMPORTANT: Back up your current installation. This step is critical to ensure that no loss of data occurs.

For details on how to back up and restore your system, see Backing up and Saving Your Existing Environment.

For general information, see Configuring Backup and Restore by Using Symantec Netbackup at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vrealize-backup-and-restore-netbackup.pdf

Configure your hardware resources.

See Increase vRealize Automation Appliance Hardware Resources for Upgrade.

Download updates to the vRealize Automation appliance.

See Downloading vRealize Automation Appliance Updates.

Install the update on the vRealize Automation appliance.

See Install the Update on the 6.2.4 or 6.2.5 vRealize Automation Appliance.

Update the Single-Sign On utility to the VMware Identity Manager utility.

See Update Your Single Sign-On Password for VMware Identity Manager.

Update the license key.

See Update the License Key.

Migrate the Identity Store to the VMware Identity Manager

See Migrate Identity Stores to the VMware Identity Manager