Upgrading vRealize Operations

 

Run production operations hands off and hassle free with the latest release of VMware vRealize Operations, delivering continuous performance optimization based on intent, efficient capacity management, proactive planning and intelligent remediation.

 

The new capabilities of vRealize Operations 6.7 include:

  • New capacity analytics engine with costing information to provide real-time visibility into capacity usage and demand to predict and improve capacity utilization (demand based capacity model)
  • New performance automation based on business and operational intent to provide continuous performance optimization
  • New out-of-the-box integration with Wavefront by VMware to empower IT and application owners to resolve issues faster
  • New persona-based ‘Quick Start’ dashboard to help quickly perform operational tasks

 

vRealize Operations Technical Guide

Get a guided tour to learn the latest features and capabilities of vRealize Operations

WHY UPGRADE

Improved User Experience

Quickly navigate the new Quick Start dashboard to access main areas of the product - performance, capacity, troubleshooting, and configuration.

Real-time Predictive Capacity Analytics Correlated with Cost Analytics

Reclaim overprovisioned capacity, right-size virtual machines and increase densification driven by business and operational intent. Combine capacity analytics with costing information to easily understand and track how operational efficiency and capacity management drive cost efficiency.

Automated Workload Balancing

Optimize performance across the datacenter with fully automated workload balancing across clusters and data stores based on business and operational intent. Optimize workload balancing for cost, performance, software license management or densification.

Capacity Planning

Advanced capacity planning with the ability to model best fit for new workloads across the private cloud, VMware Cloud on AWS or Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Integration with Wavefront by VMware

Easily on-boards Wavefront for app monitoring by automatically discovering virtual machines and apps and provisioning the required OS and app data collectors with vRealize Operations.

BEFORE UPGRADE 

If you have created custom dashboards, views, or reports, it is possible that you use a metric that has been deprecated and/or replaced. Please run the assessment tool following these steps:

  1. Run the pre-upgrade assessment tool. Watch how
  2. Review your assessment results and recommendations
  3. Implement recommendations post-upgrade
  4. There are no corresponding features for allocation-based capacity management in vRealize Operations 6.7, yet

 

HOW TO UPGRADE 

After running the pre-upgrade assessment tool and making a decision to upgrade, follow 5 easy steps to upgrade:

  1. Review and preserve customized content
  2. Create a snapshot of each node in the cluster
  3. Install the OS update using vRealize_Operations_Manager-VA-OS-xxx.pak
  4. Install the product update using vRealize_Operations_Manager-VA-xxx.pak
  5. Remove the snapshot post successful upgrade

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