When you upgrade a 6.2.5 vRealize Automation appliance to the current release, you must update the vRealize Automation appliance components in a specific order. Use the tasks in the checklist to track your work.

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


You must follow the prescribed order when you upgrade the components, and you must upgrade all components. If you use a different order, the upgrade fails or behaves unexpectedly.

For information about supported upgrade paths, see Considerations for Upgrading vRealize Code Stream.

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.

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.

Increase vRealize Automation Appliance Hardware Resources for Upgrade.

Download updates to the vRealize Automation appliance.

Downloading vRealize Automation Appliance Updates.

Install the update on the vRealize Automation appliance.

Install the Update on the 6.2.5 vRealize Automation Appliance.

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

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

Update the license key.

Update the License Key.

Migrate the Identity Store to the VMware Identity Manager

Migrate Identity Stores to VMware Identity Manager.