Before you upgrade from vRealize Automation 6.2.5, you must increase hardware resources for each vRealize Automation appliance.

About this task

This procedure assumes that you use the Windows vCenter Server client.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have a clone of your vRealize Automation appliance.

  • Verify that the original appliance is powered off.

Procedure

  1. Log in to your vCenter Server instance.
  2. Right-click the cloned vRealize Automation appliance icon and select 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. Extend the size of virtual Disk 1.
    1. Select Disk 1.
    2. Change the size to 50 GB, and click OK.
  6. If you do not have Disk 3, complete these steps to add a Disk 3 with a disk size of 25 GB.
    1. To add a virtual disk, click Add above the Resources table.
    2. For the Device Type, select Hard Disk, and click Next.
    3. Select Create a new virtual disk, and click Next.
    4. Set disk size to 25 GB.
    5. Select Store with the virtual machine, and click Next.
    6. Verify that the Independent option is deselected for Mode, and that SCSI (0:2) is selected for Virtual Device Mode. Then, click Next.

      If you are prompted to accept the settings, do so.

    7. Click Finish, and click OK.
  7. If an existing virtual Disk 4 is present from a previous vRealize Automation release, complete these steps.
    1. Power on the virtual appliance clone, and wait 1 minute.
    2. On the virtual appliance clone, open a new command prompt and navigate to /etc/fstab.
    3. On the virtual appliance clone, open the fstab file, and remove lines that both start with /dev/sdd and contain the Wal_Archive write ahead logs.
    4. On the virtual appliance clone, save the file.
    5. Power off the virtual appliance clone.
    6. Right-click the cloned vRealize Automation appliance icon and select Edit Settings.
    7. On the cloned virtual appliance machine, delete Disk 4.
  8. Add Disk 4 to the cloned virtual appliance machine, and set the size to 50 GB.
    1. To add a virtual disk, click Add above the Resources table.
    2. For the Device Type, select Hard Disk, and click Next.
    3. Select Create a new virtual disk, and click Next.
    4. Set disk size to 50 GB.
    5. Select Store with the virtual machine, and click Next.
    6. Verify that the Independent option is deselected for Mode, and that SCSI (0:3) is selected for Virtual Device Mode. Then, click Next.

      If you are prompted to accept the settings, do so.

    7. Click Finish, and click OK.
  9. Create a snapshot of the cloned virtual appliance machine.