Virtualization Manager Upgrade Guide
This guide walks you through upgrading VMAN to the newest version. We include checklists to help you prepare and complete your upgrades, gotchas to watch out for, and troubleshooting steps for common issues that users come across when upgrading.
If you're using VMAN in the SolarWinds Platform and are ready to upgrade to the latest version
If you're not using the legacy VMAN appliance, upgrading VMAN in the SolarWinds Platform is simple. To upgrade any currently supported version of VMAN in the SolarWinds Platform to the latest version, all you need is the Orion Installer.
Use the Orion Installer to upgrade VMAN in the SolarWinds Platform to the newest version. The Orion Installer is included in the latest install package for VMAN, available under Server Downloads in the Product Downloads section of the Customer Portal.
The Orion Installer Guide has step-by-step instructions for preparing and executing your upgrade.
If you're still using the VMAN appliance
With VMAN 8.0 and later, the VMAN appliance is no longer required, and as of VMAN 2020.2.1, the appliance has reached end of life and is no longer supported. Before upgrading, you need to retire your VMAN appliance.
Retire the appliance: Retire the appliance and move fully over to VMAN in the SolarWinds Platform. You'll be able to use the latest features included in newer versions of VMAN, and you'll no longer need to maintain a separate appliance.
Not sure if you're ready to retire the appliance and move fully over to the SolarWinds Platform? See this post on THWACK to see a breakdown of features available in VMAN as part of the SolarWinds Platform.
If you need to retire your appliance before upgrading, the upgrade process is different. See this topic for specific instructions for retiring your appliance and upgrading VMAN: Retire the legacy virtual appliance and upgrade VMAN in the SolarWinds Platform.