Procedures of upgrade environment is many, I’ve decide to use vRealize Lifecycle Manager in version 2.1.
Firstly my environment was created manually in small deployment so I need it in LCM to not deploy another one and show procedure on it.
I’ve started with creating environment in LCM as an Import, procedure require from us to fill few details
Importing a small environment takes a few minutes
and as a result of this procedure we are getting all information in LCM from our vRA 7.3
Now we can proceed with Upgrade procedure but the good behaviour is to take a snapshot of our VM we can do this from vCenter, LCM or from LCM inside upgrade procedure.
After successfully taking snapshot
we can go to Upgrade.
In Upgrade wizard we need to choose Image which we use. I’ve point to my local datastore to ISO downloaded few minutes earlier from VMware web page
LCM before start process, make its own PreCheck
and when all is green we can proceed with upgrade
when request finish with success status
Our vRA Env is in new version
In my case process took a long time because on log I saw the error with connection to DB, and in debug process I’ve found this KB https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/56449 which show that SQL not support TLS, so I’ve checked my version and upgrade it with SP, then installation process wen smothly
We can follow with this procedure for other version of vRA, starting from this which I’ve showed