How to update solutions managed by VMware Lifecyle Manager

Here’s a quick how-to in updating solutions managed by VMware Lifecycle Manager.


  • Solution must be managed by VMware Lifecycle.
  • Add your my VMware Account to LCM
  • Go to Settings -> Binary Mapping and Download Binary:


  • Login to LCM, Under Settings -> Update Product Support Pack
  • If LCM has internet connection, initiate Check Support Packs Online
  • Wait for the process completes. Go to requests to monitor progress
  • After it completes, go to the solution you want to update. In this case, i want to patch my vRealize Automation 8. Click View Details and you’ll be able to see an Upgrade button. That’s it! NOTE: it’s recommended to do an inventory sysnc before triggering the upgrade to make sure the solution is still working and updated to it’s inventory.

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