Upgrading vRealize Operations


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


The new capabilities of vRealize Operations 8.0 include:

  • Capacity planning/management improvements including support for monitoring cost for VMware Cloud on AWS and public cloud costs via CloudHealth integration.
  • Multiple integrations for NSX-T, vSAN and HCI management, such as HCI cost and capacity planning updates, compliance for vSAN and NSX-T, and new HCI planning scenarios.
  • Application Aware Operations with additional packaged application integrations, troubleshooting aids like Top-N and Execute Script actions, and a new ML-driven Troubleshooting Workbench for faster time-to-identify and resolve issues.
  • Enhanced vRealize Automation integration providing full pricing support for deployments.


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 machine learning powered Troubleshooting Workbench, which automatically finds and presents correlated evidence for your review. Gain insights on what is running in your SDDC with application-aware monitoring of 20 packaged applications and script monitors.

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 8.0 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 8.0 Pre-Upgrade Readiness Assessment Tool using the instructions here.


Then, just 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 product update using vRealize_Operations_Manager-VA-xxx.pak
  4. Remove the snapshot post successful upgrade