Upgrade vRealize Automation 6.2 To 7.x

This post describes how to upgrade vRealize Automation 6.2 to 7.x. Before performing this upgrade please read my previous post “vRealize Automation 7 Upgrade Considerations“, this post describes multiple pitfalls and could prevent potential issues.

Done reading? OK then let’s start!

upgrade vRealize Automation

Step 1 : Backup current Installation

Before you do anything backup your current installation! Believe me when I say this is a critical step, if something goes wrong you don’t want to rely only on a VM snapshot…

Step 2 : Shutdown vRealize Automation services on your IaaS server

Shut down services in the following order on the IaaS servers. But be absolutely sure not to shut down the actual machine, otherwise the appliance upgrade will fail.
Each virtual machine has a Management agent, which should be stopped with each set of services.

  • All VMware vCloud Automation Center agents
  • All VMware DEM workers
  • VMware DEM orchestrator
  • VMware vCloud Automation Center Service
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