Upgrading vRealize Operations

Run production operations hands-off and hassle-free with the latest release of VMware vRealize Operations, delivering operations powered by AI and predictive analytics for continuous performance optimization, efficient capacity management, proactive planning, intelligent remediation, application aware operations, and integrated compliance.

The new capabilities of vRealize Operations 8.2 include:

  • App discovery from vRealize Network Insight 
  • Enhanced Kubernetes integration with support for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and OpenShift
  • Metric correlation expansion, including log-metric correlation
  • Simplified dashboard and policy workflows
  • Improvements in pricing, costing, and metering, including daily VM cost granularity and pricing support for both vRealize Automation and non-vRealize Automation workloads

For more information, read the announcement blog.

Why Upgrade

Assure Application Performance

Tell vRealize Operations your specific IT operational or business needs, then let it automatically drive workload placement – saving you time, hassle, and money.

Run Infrastructure Like a Cloud Provider

Reclaim unused capacity, right-size virtual machines based on learned demand, and automate densification as you proactively plan procurement and cloud migration. Combine self-learning capacity analytics with costing information to easily understand and track how operational efficiency and capacity management drive cost efficiency.

Predict, Prevent, and Troubleshoot

Speed problem analysis with the Troubleshooting Workbench, which automatically finds and presents correlated evidence for your review. Gain insights on what is running in your SDDC with service discovery and application monitoring.

Reduce Risk and Enforce Standards

With industry as well as VMware best practice benchmarks, identify and remediate configuration issues that could lead to downtime or security vulnerabilities. Extend compliance visibility to the hybrid cloud and HCI.


How to Upgrade 


To upgrade to vRealize Operations 8.2 release you should be on version 6.6.1 or higher. If upgrading from versions prior to vRealize Operations 6.6.1 release, you will have to run the vRealize Operations 8.2 Pre-Upgrade Readiness Assessment Tool using the instructions here.

Then, just follow 4 easy steps to upgrade:

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


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