Upgrade vRealize Operations Tenant App to 8.6 Using the Offline Upgrade Image

In this blog post, I am going to review the process of updating a vRealize Oprations Tenant App for VMware Cloud Director 2.6 virtual appliance to version 8.6.

  1. First, Download vROps Tenant App 8.6 offline upgrade ISO from VMware marketplace. The Upgrade bundle is available in following URL > Resource & Support > ‘Offline Upgrade: vRealize Operations TA 8.6’

  2. Take a snapshot of the Tenant App appliance.
  3. Connect the ISO to the Tenant App appliance. You can use ‘Client Device’, ‘Host Device’, ‘Datastore ISO file’ or ‘Content Library ISO FIle’ for mounting the ISO.
  4. n a Web browser, log in to the virtual appliance management interface (VAMI). The URL for the VAMI is https:// tenantapp_appliance_address:5480
  5. Click the Update tab.
  6. Click Settings, select Use CDROM Updates, and click Save Settings.
  7. Click Status and click Check Updates. The appliance version appears in the list of available updates.

8. Click Install Updates and click OK. It will take a while to complete the upgrade.

9. After the updates install, click the System tab and click Reboot
10. After reboot confirm the Tenant App version is 8.6.

Upgrade VMware Cloud Director App Launchpad from 2.0 to 2.1

Please find the steps to upgrade VMware Cloud Director App Launchpad from version 2.0 to 2.1

  1. Download VMware Cloud Director App Launchpad 2.1 RPM package from here.
  2. Upload it to the App Launchpad VM.
  3. Open an SSH connection to the App Launchpad VM and log in as root.
  4. Upgrade the RPM package.
[root@test ~]# rpm -U vmware-alp-2.1.0-18834930.x86_64.rpm
warning: vmware-alp-2.1.0-18834930.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 001e5cc9: NOKEY

Execute 'alp upgrade' to upgrade ...

  Append the excute permission to the existing logs...

5. Run the following command to upgrade App Launchpad.

[root@test ~]# alp upgrade --admin-user administrator@system --admin-pass 'passwd'
Upgraded the plugin of App Launchpad successfully.

Upgraded the management service successfully.
  [Upgrade Task]

6. Restart alp service and confirm its running.

[root@test~]# systemctl restart alp
[root@test ~]# systemctl status alp
● alp.service - VMware ALP Management Service
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/alp.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Thu 2021-11-18 11:46:14 +01; 14s ago
 Main PID: 29334 (java)
   CGroup: /system.slice/alp.service
           └─29334 java -jar /opt/vmware/alp/alp.jar --logging.path=log

Nov 18 11:46:14 bd1-srp-al01.acs.local systemd[1]: Stopped VMware ALP Management Service.
Nov 18 11:46:14 bd1-srp-al01.acs.local systemd[1]: Started VMware ALP Management Service.

7. Diagnose deployment errors by running the /opt/vmware/alp/bin/diagnose executable file.

The diagnose tool verifies that the services are up and running and that all configuration
requirements are met.

[root@test ~]# /opt/vmware/alp/bin/diagnose

Step 1: System diagnose
- App Launchpad service is initialized.

Step 2: Cloud Director diagnose
- Service Account for App Launchpad is good.
- App Launchpad's extension is ready.

Step 3: MQTT diagnose
- Cloud Director MQTT for extensibility is ready.

Step 4: Integration diagnose
- App Launchpad API is up, and version is 2.1.0-18834930.

Step 5: App Launchpad diagnose
- App Launchpad service is listening on port 8086.

8. Confirm the ALP version.

[root@test ~]# alp
        alp - The Cloud Director App Launchpad
        (ALP) Command-line tool

        alp <subcommand> [flags]