To upgrade Orchestrator Appliance with version 5.1 or earlier to 5.5.x, you must deploy the latest Orchestrator Appliance and migrate your current Orchestrator configuration, plug-ins, and data to the newly deployed Orchestrator Appliance manually.

You cannot perform an in-place upgrade of Orchestrator Appliance 5.1.x and earlier to 5.5.x by applying updates over the external Web, on your local area network, or from a CD-ROM.

After you upgrade the Orchestrator Appliance, your plug-in settings are preserved. If you want to configure the Orchestrator server to work with vCenter Single Sign-On, you must provide the vCenter Single Sign-On credentials on the Plug-ins tab of the Orchestrator configuration interface.

The following use case illustrates how to upgrade your existing Orchestrator Appliance by exporting its configuration and importing it to a newly deployed Orchestrator Appliance.

  1. Verify that your Orchestrator Appliance is configured with an external database, certificates, licenses, and so on.

  2. Export the Orchestrator configuration.

    See Export the Orchestrator Configuration.

  3. Deploy the latest Orchestrator Appliance.

    See Download and Deploy the Orchestrator Appliance.

  4. Import the configuration of your previous Orchestrator Appliance to the newly deployed Orchestrator Appliance.

    See Import the Orchestrator Configuration.

  5. Log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface of the newly deployed Orchestrator Appliance as vmware.

  6. Update the database of the new Orchestrator Appliance.

    See Configure the Database Connection.

  7. Replace the IP address of the new Orchestrator Appliance with the IP address of your previous Orchestrator Appliance manually.

    See Configure the Network Connection.

  8. Restart the vCenter Orchestrator Configuration service.

  9. Log in the Orchestrator client and verify that your workflows are available in the newly deployed Orchestrator Appliance.