Updating vCenter Orchestrator using an ISO repo

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In this post I’m going to show how to update vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) to a specific version.  Often when you need to update a VMware appliance such as vCO you simply update to the latest version, but sometimes this isn’t possible because of compatibility issues, needing to keep environments in sync, etc.  In my case I needed to update from vCO 5.5.2 to 5.5.3, but when I tried to update it said the latest version was 7.0.  This is a pretty simple process, but I had to document it for work so I thought I’d document it here as well.

Download the ISO repo

For some reason vCO 5.5.3 isn’t listed in the drop-down box on VMware’s download site, but I changed the URL to https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VCL_VCOVA_553&productId=408&rPId=7354 and it allowed me to access the 5.5.3 download page.


Apply the update

  1. Mount the ISO to the VM.
  2. Access the Orchestrator administrative page.  For example: https://vco.vmware.local:5480
  3. Select the Update tab > Settings and select Use CDROM Updates2016-01-05_11-11-16.jpg
  4. Select Save Settings
  5. Select the Update tab > Status > Check Updates and now you will see version of vCO that’s on your ISO repo as opposed to whatever the latest version is.2016-01-05_11-12-34.jpg
  6. Reboot the appliance to apply the update by selecting the System tab > Information > Reboot2016-01-05_11-17-27.jpg


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