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 8.1 include:

  • Full support for vSphere 7.0 with Kubernetes monitoring
  • Support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in addition to AWS and Microsoft Azure
  • Improved ease of use with simplified alert creation, dashboard management, consistent navigation and new summary pages
  • Rate card-based pricing for vRealize Automation 8.1 managed VMs
  • Enhanced public cloud costing via CloudHealth, including Perspectives


vRealize Operations Technical Guide

vRealize Operations Technical Guide

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


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.

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.

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.

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.


To upgrade to vRealize Operations 8.1 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 8.1 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