Administrators upgrade the Data Director virtual appliance from vSphere Client using VMware vSphere Update Manager.

A new version of vFabric Data Director includes updates to the database virtual machine (DBVM) binaries. You want to upgrade your Data Director database virtual machines to the latest version.

You are logged in to a vSphere Client as an administrator.

Verify that Data Director is deployed and running.

Verify that the vSphere Update Manager plugin is installed and available.

You took a snapshot backup of the Data Director vApp virtual machines with a retention time of at least one day.

You obtained the upgrade source URL, either from an email notification or from your VMware representative.

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Administrators use the vSphere Update Manager to perform upgrades and to apply patches.

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You need access to the Internet to upgrade your Data Director virtual appliance. If your site uses a proxy server to access the Internet, configure the vSphere Update Manager to use the proxy server.

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To start the Data Director upgrade process, download the upgrade source from the URL supplied to you, either in an email notification or by your VMware representative, and accept the license agreement (EULA).

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You upgrade virtual appliances by using a predefined virtual appliance upgrade baseline, or by creating a custom virtual appliance upgrade baseline. Data Director virtual appliance upgrades require that you create a custom virtual appliance upgrade baseline.

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Upgrade compliance settings ensure that the upgrade baseline does not conflict with the current state of your Data Director virtual appliance.

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Certain administrative tasks require that you shut down Data Director. These tasks include applying upgrades and patches. Data Director system administrators shut down Data Director using the Data Director Web UI.

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The upgrade remediation task is the process by which vSphere Update Manager applies patches, extensions, and upgrades to the Data Director virtual appliance. Configure and run the remediation task to complete the Data Director virtual appliance upgrade process.