vRealize Automation Suite Upgrade – part 2

Over the next few posts we will focus on the install, config, and upgrade of the vRealize Automation components. Starting here we will step through a multi-part series for the complete update for SSO, vCAC, IaaS, App Services, and ITBM Std. Additionally if you would rather have a video than this multi-part walk through guide online I have captured and published it to youtube.

In part 2 we will focus on the upgrade of the IaaS component. If you haven’t completed the upgrade of the SSO and vCAC appliances, then please go back to Part 1 and complete those steps. It is required to have the appliances upgraded before any of the Windows IaaS Server

Now let’s jump in by either launching the console or connecting via RDP to your IaaS server.
First you will launch IE and download the pre-req automation script. This has been adapted from Brian Graf’s script but includes update logic.
Important warning, this powershell script has been tested on 2008R2 but not on 2012, if you are running there please let me know if any challenges pop up.
The URL to download is http://goo.gl/0e4dHj
01 IaaS URL

Once you have downloaded the upgrade file you now need to right click the powershell icon and “run as administrator”. This is required even if your current user or service user are administrators.
03 Run as Admin

Next we will walk through the configuration settings and prompts that will be issued during this script

  • First we set-executionpolicy unrestricted and approve the change
  • Next we launch the PS1 that was just downloaded and approve
  • Next we select the install method from the menu for .NET 4.5.1
  • Next we select the install method from the menu for JAVA
  • Finally we answer 4 basic questions
    • Hostname and Instance of your DB server (this is for the MSSQL instance and if it is localhost with no named instance leave it default
    • DB name this is also configured as the default VCAC, only change it if you altered during the initial install
    • Username to connect to the DB if it’s the current user leave this default. If you don’t use the default it will prompt you for the password during the upgrade process
    • Hostname of your vCAC virtual appliance, it uses this to download the update packages needed

04 powershell entries

Once complete you will have a explorer window appear with two files. The log file from the upgrade and a setup file to upgrade the IaaS components
06 setup

Now we walk through the wizard to do the application upgrades
07 vCAC run

Accept the eula
08 eula

Define the login cred for the vCAC virtual appliance, it will be root and whatever your password you set at deployment time
09 root

Automatically pics upgrade for you
10 upgrade

Set the service User ID, Password, and SQL details
11 login and update cred

Review all the settings
12 upgrade next

Once the update has completed successfully hit next
13 complete

Click finish
14 finish

Launch a web browser and log into the vCAC website. Verify in the lower right hand corner that the version is now listed as 6.1.0-BuildNumber
15 verify build number

And you have now completed the upgrade of the 3 vital components for vCAC. Next step will be the Application Services.

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