RHEL: Upgrade vFabric Components From the VMware YUM Repository

When a vFabric component releases a new maintenance version, the appropriate VMware YUM repository is updated to include the new RPM, and you can use yum to quickly upgrade the component.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. On the RHEL VM on which you are going to upgrade the vFabric component, start a terminal either as the root user or as an unprivileged user using sudo.

  2. Execute the appropriate yum upgrade component command to upgrade the vFabric component, where component is name of the RPM package for the component.

    For the exact name of each RPM, see Important Information About Installing Using RPMs, or use the output of yum search vfabric.

    For example, to upgrade vFabric tc Server:

    prompt# yum upgrade vfabric-tc-server-standard

    Warning: The yum upgrade command shown in the preceding examples upgrades the vFabric component to the most recent RPM it finds in all repositories the yum command knows about. If you want to upgrade to a version that is not the most recent, then you must explicitly specify the version on the yum upgrade command line. Use yum search vfabric-component --showduplicates to find all versions of a component in all repositories. For example, to explicitly upgrade to version 2.6.2 of tc Server:

    prompt# yum search vfabric-tc-server-standard --showduplicates
    
    ===================== Matched: vfabric-tc-server-standard ======================
    vfabric-tc-server-standard-2.6.0-RELEASE.noarch : VMWare vFabric tc Server Standard
    vfabric-tc-server-standard-2.6.1-RELEASE.noarch : VMWare vFabric tc Server Standard
    vfabric-tc-server-standard-2.6.2-RELEASE.noarch : VMWare vFabric tc Server Standard
    
    prompt# yum upgrade vfabric-tc-server-standard-2.6.2-RELEASE
  3. Enter y at the prompt to begin the actual upgrade. Depending on the component, you may be asked additional questions; answer as appropriate. If you need more detailed information, see the component documentation.

    If the upgrade is successful, you will see a Complete! message at the end.

What to do next

The next steps depend on the specific component you upgraded.

See the specific component documentation for additional details about the next steps after upgrading the component.