VMware vRealize Operations Manager – Upgrade from v.8.0 to v.8.5

Release date: August 9th 2021

Welcome to my vRealize Operations Manager series. The new 8.5 version of vRealize Operations Manager was GA August 2nd 2021. In this session I will describe how upgraded my installation with the latest version. From VMware’s official Release Notes we can read what’s new in this version.

I begin by by logging into the Admin-UI of my vRops Manager

Prior to upgrading I will need to take my cluster offline, as you can see, I’m currently running 8.0.0.

Before I started the upgrade, I checked that my upgrade path was compatible and downloaded the necessary PAK-files from My VMware.

Once the cluster is offline, I can start the actual upgrade process. It is best practice to install and run the Pre-Upgrade Assessment Tool before upgrading vRealize Operations Manager.

I browse to the location where I download the Pre-Upgrade Assessment Tool and select it:

I proceed with uploading the PAK-file

Once the PAK-file is uploaded and validated, I proceed and click Next

I accept the License Agreement and read through the Important Update and Release Information

Finally, I click Install…

Once I have run the Pre-Upgrade Assessment Tool and verified that the upgrade is safe, I start the vRops upgrade process

I browse and select my upgrade PAK-file, Upload…

Once the PAK-file is uploaded and validated, I proceed and click Next

I accept the License Agreement and read through the Important Update and Release Information

Finally, I click Install…

Once the upgrade have finished, after what seemed like a long time, a few cups of coffee, I can verify the running version and that the cluster was automatically taken Online after the upgrade finished.

This completes my little session about vRealize Operations Manager Upgrade. Lastly I log into my vRops and verify that all my dashboards are running and that the vCenter and Horizon solution is being monitored as it was before the upgrade.

Recommended reading:

vRealize Operations Manager 8.5 Release Notes

vRealize Operations Manager Best Practices

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.

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