As the long waiting vCAC 6.1 was released beginning of this week, I have decided to test the upgrade process in my home lab as many of my customers are getting ready to benefit of the new features and enahancements in this release. The good news for everyone that the process is straight forward, where the only challenge I had during the upgrade is satisfying the Java requirements. This post will take you in a step by step fashion of the vCAC 6.0.1 to vCAC 6.1 upgrade process.
Upgrading the vCAC Appliance
Shutdown the services on the vCAC Appliance using the following commands:
- service vco-server stop
- chkconfig vco-server off
- service vcac-server stop
- Shutdown all the services on your IaaS Windows Server. Under Start => Administrative tools => Services. Make sure to shutdown:
- All VMware vCloud Automation Center agents
- All VMware DEM workers
- VMware DEM orchestrator
- VMware vCloud Automation Center Manager Service
- You can download the update by going to the vCAC Appliance and let it directly download the vCAC update from the internet (What I am going to do here). Else you can actually download an iso image or create your own web repo that you connect the appliance to for update.