Log in to LCM> Lifecycle operations> Settings> System upgrade
Once snapshot is done, Click on Check for upgrade,
vRLCM will reboot as a part of the upgrade. Wait patiently… (go have a coffee)
On successfull upgrade, we should see :
Add vRA package repository to LCM
Download vRA 8.3 upgrade repository from https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/downloads/details?downloadGroup=VRA-830&productId=1116&rPId=59213
copy the ISO to LCM, /data directory
Now, Go back to LCM> Lifecycle operations> settings > Binary mapping>Add product binaries, enter path in base location and then cick on discover
Clock on the prelude(the one we uploaded) and click on add
wait for the import task to compleate. You can take a look at the task by clicking on requests > Click on the most recent request
On successfull import, you should see it in the binary mapping:
Now that the upgrade packages have been uploaded to LCM, Go into LCM > LifeCycle Operations > Environments > Click on “view details” for the vRA environment.
Triger inventory sync:
Go grab a coffee!!, Typically at this point its just waiting for vRLCM to perform the upgrade.
Click on upgrade:
wait for pre-check to complete: (takes about 3-10 min)
submit upgrade task
Now, Go grab a cup of coffee, This step generally takes a while.