Downloading vRealize bundles from customer connect (myvmware) and mapping in vRSLCM for greenfield install or upgrade
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Downloading vRealize bundles from customer connect (myvmware) and mapping in vRSLCM for greenfield install or upgrade

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Article ID: 312271

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Issue/Introduction

First check the interop matrix to determine you are at the desired version of vRSLCM - https://interopmatrix.vmware.com/Interoperability?col=337

For VMware Cloud Foundation version from 440 and above vRSLCM can be upgraded outside of VCF BOM. For each vRSLCM release there will be a PSPAK released and post applying PSPAK upgrade gets enabled for vRSLCM. These PSPAK's are cumulative and applying the latest PSPAK should be enough to upgrade to the next vRSLCM version

How to upgrade vRSLCM using CD-ROM option is present in vRSLCM documentation - https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vRealize-Suite-Lifecycle-Manager/8.8/com.vmware.vrsuite.lcm.8.8.doc/GUID-DD8074D5-E1C9-4900-B324-8D9744C314B4.html
 
  1. To upgrade from 8.6.2 to 8.7.0 - Apply PSPAK3 on vRSLCM 8.7.0 and map the vRSLCM upgrade bundle in vCenter and upgrade can be done using CD-ROM option in vRSLCM. This PSPAK3 also supports VCF 441 version
  1. To upgrade from vRSCLM 8.7.0 - 8.8.0 - Apply vRSLCM PSPAK2 on 8.7.0 instance


Resolution

Steps to download the bundles

To download vRealize product when vRealize Lifecycle Manager is connected to the internet, perform the following steps: 
  1. Login to vRSLCM UI and click on Lifecycle Operations
  2. Click on Settings->MyVmware and add myvmware account
  3. Once successfully added the myvmware account click on settings->Binary Mapping ->Add Binaries
  4. Select Myvmmare option and click on discover, all the supported versions gets listed and select the product which needs to be download. Once the request is successful bundle will be available in vRSLCM repository for deployment/upgrade
 
To download vRealize product when vRealize Lifecycle Manager is not connected to the internet, perform the following steps: 
 
  1.  Login to customer connect portal(myvmware) - https://customerconnect.vmware.com/ and go to Products and Accounts -> All Products (https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/#all_products )
  2. Search for the bundle which has to be downloaded based on download group or the Product name listed below
   
Please refer the below download group to search, change the version accordingly:

VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager: VRSLCM-880
VMware vRealize Automation: VRA-880 (to download 881 - VRA-881 )
VMware vRealize Operations: VROPS-863
VMware vRealize Log Insight: VRLI-880
VMware vRealize Network Insight: VRNI-670
VMware Identity Manager 3.3.6 : VIDM_ONPREM_3360
 
 
  1. Download the bundles either to NFS or to the local system and if downloaded the bundles locally, copy the bundles to vRSLCM /data folder by doing scp or any other utility
  2. Once copied, login to vRSLCM UI, click on lifecycle operations ->Settings->Binary Mapping
  3. Select Local/NFS based on the bundle downloaded location. Local is for vRSLCM appliance and bundle should be present in the appliance. Enter the base location and click on discover. Select the required version and click on ADD
  4. Bundles will be added to vRSLCM repository and can be used for install/upgrade