To upgrade Orchestrator 4.1.x on a 64-bit Microsoft Windows machine that is different from the machine on which vCenter Server runs, start the latest version of the Orchestrator standalone installer.

Create a backup of the Orchestrator database.

Export the Orchestrator configuration to a local file. See Export the Orchestrator Configuration.

Export your custom workflows and packages. See Back Up Modified and Custom Orchestrator Elements.

Log in as Administrator to the Windows machine on which you are performing the upgrade.

Download the vCenter Server 5.0.1 installer from the VMware Web site.

1

Stop the Orchestrator server service.

a

Select Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Services.

b

In the right pane, right-click VMware vCenter Orchestrator Server and select Stop.

c

In the right pane, right-click VMware vCenter Orchestrator Configuration and select Stop.

2

Start the Orchestrator installer.

In the software installer directory, browse to the C:\install_directory\vCenter-Server\vCO\ folder and double-click vCenterOrchestrator.exe.

The file contains installers for the client and the server components.

3

Click Next.

4

Accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.

5

Select Continue with update to upgrade Orchestrator.

6

When the installer detects the installation directory, click Next.

You cannot change the installation directory when you are upgrading Orchestrator. To change this parameter, you must perform a fresh installation.

7

Select the type of upgrade that matches your existing installation type and click Next.

Option

Description

Client

Upgrades the Orchestrator client application, which allows you to create and edit workflows.

Server

Upgrades the Orchestrator server platform.

Client-Server

Upgrades the Orchestrator client and server.

For example, if you installed only the Orchestrator client, select Client and then upgrade your Orchestrator server separately.

Important

The versions of the Orchestrator client and server must be the same.

8

Specify the location for the Orchestrator shortcuts and click Next.

Caution

The name of the shortcuts directory must contain only ASCII characters.

9

Click Install to complete the installation process.

10

Click Done to close the installer.

11

Start the Orchestrator configuration service and log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface.

12

On the Database tab, update the database by clicking Update database.

13

Reimport the SSL certificate for the licensed vCenter Server and start the Orchestrator server.

For more information about importing the vCenter Server SSL certificate, see Import the vCenter Server SSL Certificate.

You upgraded to the latest version of Orchestrator. The existing Orchestrator configuration is preserved.