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.
- Part 1 – SSO and vCAC Appliances
- Part 2 – Windows IaaS Server
- Part 3 – Application Services
- Part 4 – ITBM
In part 3 we will focus on the migration of the Application Services component. If you haven’t completed the upgrade of the SSO,vCAC appliances, and Windows IaaS server, then please go back to part 1 and 2 before proceeding!
You will also notice I used the terminology of migrate rather than upgrade. The reason I used this term is there is no upgrade like the SSO, vCAC, or ITBM appliances in the current release. Instead we will be doing a full deployment of the 6.1 appliance and launching a script to migrate the data from the 6.0.1
Now that we have laid that ground work let’s jump right in to the deployment of the Application Services virtual appliance.
Accept the EULA
Enter the name of the virtual machine
Select the resources pool or cluster you want to use
Select the disk location
Select the type of disk provisioning
Select network location, notice this needs to be able to communicate with the current App Services and vCAC virtual appliances
Define IP allocation model
Power on and finish
Enter your serial number, notice the vCloud Suite Enterprise license includes a specific license for Application Services
Set the root password
Confirm your root password. Notice the warning for weak password, this is only a warning and will not stop the process
Set the darwin_user password
Confirm your darwin_user password. Notice the warning for weak password, this is only a warning and will not stop the process
Migrate your existing Application Services
Press any key to complete… can you find the any key?
These next steps are executed on your 6.0.1 Application Services appliance
Now in order to migrate the data you will need to log into your previous Application Services deployment and enable ssh access for your root user. You can log into this either by launching the console or connecting to it via putty or some other tool. If not logging into the console you will need to log in with your darwin_user and then su to your root user for these commands.
On line 41 you will edit the PermitRootLogin to yes then save and exit
To do this use the i to insert, once you have changed PermitRootLogin to yes press the esc key then type :wq and hit enter
Now we restart the ssh service, /etc/init.d/sshd restart
The rest of these steps will be done on the 6.1 Application Services appliance
Logging back into the 6.1 Application Services console we launch the migrate.sh
Verify you want to migrate
Y you want to proceed
Y you agree to overwrite the data
Enter the IP address of your 6.0.1 Application Services appliance
Enter the root password and sit back and wait for the migration to complete
Find that any key yet?
Launch your web browser and log into the web page, in my example the URL is https://vcad-va1.biteback.records:8443/darwin/org/biteback
Notice the upgraded interface and the build number. You should also see all of the apps that you had previously built