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, intelligent remediation, and integrated compliance.


The new capabilities of vRealize Operations 7.5 include:

  • Capacity planning/management improvements like allocation-based capacity, public cloud migration planning, and stackable “what-if” scenarios
  • Multiple integrations for vSAN and HCI management including vSAN-aware workload optimization, reclaimable orphaned virtual disks, and HCI planning scenarios
  • Telegraf agent-based application and OS monitoring, enhanced relationship widget, metric correlation and new super metric workflows for faster troubleshooting from infrastructure to applications
  • Robust configuration and compliance management with new custom compliance templates and automated configuration management


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

Extend visibility and troubleshooting into your entire software-defined data center through new native integrations and management packs, then quickly report to anyone in your organization with custom, shareable dashboards.

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.


Unless upgrading from vRealize Operations 6.7 or above, you will need to run the vRealize Operations 7.5 Pre-Upgrade Readiness Assessment Tool using the instructions here.


Then, just follow 5 easy steps to upgrade, as explained in this video:

  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