Patching vRealize Automation after upgrade to version 7.4
VMware recently released HF3 as it's called internally to remediate few important bugs.
Click here to checkout what bugs are fixed
Verify that all nodes in your vRealize Automation installation are up and running
If your environment uses load balancers for HA, disable traffic to secondary nodes and disable service monitoring until after installing or removing patches and all services are showing REGISTERED.
In the same manner disable traffic for all secondary members
Obtain the patch file from knowledge base article and copy it to the file system from where you would access VAMI interface of vRA appliances
Note : Click here for Additional Pre-Requisites, do read , do not skip
Login into Master Node's VAMI page
Click on vRA Settings -> Patches
Note : To enable or disable Patch Management, log in to the vRealize Automation appliance using the console or SSH as root, and enter one of the following commands:
/opt/vmware/share/htdocs/service/hotfix/scripts/hotfix.sh enable /opt/vmware/share/htdocs/service/hotfix/scripts/hotfix.sh disable
Click on upload patch , select location and upload
Once upload is complete it would give you an option to install the patch. Remember do not refresh the page once you start an upload , just wait till it completes
Click on "INSTALL" to start installation of patch
Once Installed, status should change to "Success.Install Complete"
We can check what patches are installed by browsing through "Installed Patches" section
Post Installation Procedures
Verify if all services are in "REGISTERED" state on all nodes
( not showing other two nodes as i know they are running )
Re-enable LB traffic to secondary nodes
Finish testing by provisioning few workloads , once done consolidate snapshots taken during pre-requisites check