How to patch or upgrade VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) ?

By | February 1, 2016

Some months ago I showed how to migrate vCenter Operations Manager (vCOps) 5.x to vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x. In this short post I will show how to patch or upgrade vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6.x.

The upgrade of vROps is based on two phases:

  • OS upgrade - using vRealize_Operations_Manager-VA-OS-xxx.pak.
  • Product upgrade - vRealize_Operations_Manager-VA-xxx.pak.

To upgrade vRealize Operations Manager to the latest version please follow the below steps (at first please take a snapshot of vROps VM):

  1. Download OS and Product upgrade files from VMware.How to patch or upgrade VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 5
  2. Log in to vROps admin page (https://vROps_IP/admin). Click Software Update, then Install a Software Update. How to patch or upgrade VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) step 1
  3. Browse a OS upgrade pak file (1) and click Upload (2).How to patch or upgrade VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) stepik 2
  4. Click Next.How to patch or upgrade VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) step 3
  5. Accept End User License Agreement.
  6. Wait when an upgrade is completed. Check System Status if Cluster is online and all nodes are running (online).How to patch or upgrade VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) step 4
  7. Repeat steps 2-6 for product upgrade pak file.

 

My vROps needed around 1 hour to be updated completely (OS + Product).

10 thoughts on “How to patch or upgrade VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) ?

  1. Andrew Harrison

    We have a replicated master node and 4 RCs, all appliances. Do I need to perform this procedure on each of the master nodes and all the RCs, or just kick it off on the primary Master Node and it will propagate as needed? Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Mariusz Post author

      Hi Andrew,

      yes, log in to Master Node and perform mentioned steps from there. The upgrade OS and vROPS will be propagated and appliances restarted as well.

      Reply
  2. Ahamed

    Hi,
    We are planning to upgrade from VRO Manager from version 6 to latest build, but i noticed the upgrade will restart the cluster and reboot the entire operating system, is there any way to avoid the VM restart because all our VM are in production.

    Reply
    1. Mariusz Post author

      I haven't seen any option to postpone the reboot. You should plan a maintenance window then.

      Reply
  3. Piotr

    Mariusz, thank you for great and helpful post!
    I got one (easy for you:) ) question.
    On position 4, there is a message:
    "The udpate will restart the cluster for the entirety of the update"
    It mean that vRealize cluster (inside vRealize cluster) will be restarted, not vSphere cluster?
    Right?
    It will not have impact for vSphere cluster and hosts, right?

    Reply
  4. Piotr

    Thank you for your answer Mariusz!
    Sorry for bother you. But i need to ask one more (probably same question).
    So other VM's will not be impacted?
    I am asking because I want to perform at normal work time.
    Only vRealize Operations Manager VM will be restarted?

    PS. Once again sorry for keep asking:]

    Reply

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