Upgrade VRealize 6.2 to 6.6 -Step by Step

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    Recently we have upgraded our vRealize 6.2 to 6.6 and by this post I am sharing the step by step procedure of doing the up-gradation.

    Look wise it is love at first sight and functionality wise it is limitless, its outstanding.

     

    The upgrade process of vRealize Operations is consists of two steps in series.

    • Part # 1 - Operating System Upgrade
    • Part # 2 - Product Upgrade

     

    But amazingly it is very easy!

    From single vRealize Operations Admin Console both steps will be performed. You just need to download the products from VMware Download Portal.

    Download both as shown below.

    • vRealize Operations Manager - Virtual Appliance Upgrade
    • vRealize Operations Manager - Virtual Appliance Operating System Upgrade

     

    Once you have downloaded the files, you will get below *.pak files which we need during up-gradation.

    • vRealize_Operations_Manager-VA-OS-6.6.0.5707160.pak (Use this file for Phase 1 up-gradation)
    • vRealize_Operations_Manager-VA-6.6.0.5707160.pak (Use this file for Phase 2 up-gradation)

     

    Now let's move to up-gradation part.

    NoteTo be on safer side, take a snapshot of running vROPs VM.

     

    Phase # 1 - Upgrade vRealize Operating System

    • Login to vRealize Operations Manager Admin Console using – https://<vRops-IP-address>/admin. You will see below console.
    • Take the Cluster offline. Click on Take Offline.

     

    • Cluster Status is Offline now.
    • Click on the Software Update under Administration Panel.
    • Go to the Software Update Panel and Click on Install a Software Update.

    • Select the OS Upgrade PAK file(vRealize_Operations_Manager-VA-OS-6.6.0.5707160.pak) that you downloaded.

    • Click on Upload.

    • After the Upload completes, Click on Next.

    • Accept EULA and Click on Next.
    • Installation is in Progress now. It will take some time and redirect you to vRO Admin Interface. In between it automatically reboot the appliance.

    • Enter Admin Credentials and Login to Admin Interface.

    • Wait when an upgrade is completed. It will take some time to complete the OS Update.
    • Once OS update will be complete, Cluster status will be in Online state.
    • Now OS Upgrade has been completed. Now move to Phase 2 to upgrade Virtual Appliance.

    Phase # 2 - Upgrade Virtual Appliance

    • Go to Administration Panel and Click on Software Update.
    • Click on Install a Software Update in right side.

    • Select the Virtual Appliance PAK file(vRealize_Operations_Manager-VA-6.6.0.5707160.pak) that you downloaded.

    • Click on Upload

       

    • After the Upload completes, Click on Next.

    • Accept the EULA and Click on Next.
    • Installation is in Progress now. It will take some time and redirect you to vRO Admin Interface. In between it automatically reboot the appliance.

    • Now look at the new Management Interface of vRealize Operations Manager 6.6. With new features in hand, it also changed the look and feel. Anyway, let's complete this then we will explore these all things.
    • Provide Admin Credentials and login to Admin Interface console.

    • Wait when an upgrade is completed. It will take some time to complete the Virtual Appliance Update.
    • Once VA update will be complete, Cluster status will be in Online state.

    • Installation is still in progress with different status. We need patience here. It's all about to complete.

    • Here we have Cluster Status is in Online State.
    • Up-gradation of vRealize Operations Manager from 6.2 to 6.6 has been Successfully Completed. Now jump in to User Interface.

    • To access vRO User Interface, we need to use https://<vRO_IPAddress>/ui/login
    • Provide credential and enjoy new version of Operation Manager with lot of enhancements.

    • I just clicked on Home page to look an overview. Explore all features by yourself and enjoy

    Will keep you engaged with some more exiting articles on vRealize Operations Manager

    Thanks for visiting here and hope it is useful.

     

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