How to upgrade Zerto Virtual Replication 3.5 to 4.0?

By | May 5, 2015

It's time to upgrade Zerto Virtual Replication 3.5 in my lab ๐Ÿ™‚ Soon I'm going to upgrade vsphere 5.5 to 6.0 so one of a step before is upgrading Zerto to the version supporting vSphere 6.0. Fortunately, Zerto 4.0 supports vSphere 6.0 already.

This post covers how to upgrade Zerto Virtual Replication 3.5 to 4.0. The upgrade consists two phases:

  1. Upgrade Zerto Virtual Manager (ZVM).
  2. Upgrade Zerto Virtual Replication Appliance (VRA) on ESXi hosts.

There are the following recommendation before performing the upgrade:

  • Clear the Microsoft Internet Explorer cache of temporary Internet files. Not clearing the cache of temporary files can result in problems when accessing the Zerto Virtual Manager via the vSphere Client console.
  • Make sure that all VPGs are in Protecting state and not in a sync state, such as Delta Sync, or an error state, such as Missing Configuration.

To upgrade Zerto Virtual Manager (ZVM) please follow the below steps:

  1. Run Zerto Virtual Replication Installer.
  2. Select Upgrade and click Next.Zerto Virtual Manager upgrade from 3.5 to 4.0
  3. That's all!

Note:ย  A Zerto Virtual Manager can be installed on a site running a different version, as long as both versions are only one version higher or lower than the other. When you have multiple sites, make sure that the version of Zerto Virtual Manager is never more than one version higher or lower than any of the versions running on the paired sites.

To upgrade Zerto Virtual Replication Appliance (VRA) please follow the below steps:

  1. Log in to the Zerto Virtual Web Console (https://IP_Address:9669/zvm).
  2. Click the Setup tab and then Upgrade.Zerto Virtual Replication Appliance Upgrade 4.0
  3. Select VRAs for the upgrade and click Upgrade Selected VRAs.Zerto Virtual Replication Appliance Upgrade 4.0 2
  4. The upgrade is completed.

As it is shown in this post, the upgrade process is simple and should be also smooth as well... ๐Ÿ™‚ The Zerto upgrade guide is available here.

Author: Mariusz

Architect (~ 15 years experience based on passion...) with strong background as a System Administrator and Engineer. Focused on Data Center Solutions: Virtualization/Cloud Computing and Storage/Backup Systems. Currently living in Poland.

2 thoughts on “How to upgrade Zerto Virtual Replication 3.5 to 4.0?

  1. Phillip

    This is where I'm stuck.
    "Run Zerto Virtual Replication Installer"
    I can't find the downloads to get the installer. It looks like the installer is in the support portal. I can't find anywhere to register for the support portal to get an account to log in to get the downloads. The myZerto page I have signed up for, but that account doesn't work for the support portal. I'm stuck.

    1. Mariusz Post author

      Hi Phillip,

      yes, the binaries are on support portal. You can download there legacy version (e.g. 4.0) and current 4.5 U1.


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