You can trigger a pre-validation check from the product UI before upgrading vRealize Operations Manager within an environment. You can evaluate vRealize Operations Manager upgrades and allow upgrade operation later. You can also validate the product compatibility matrix must be validated.

Prerequisites

Verify that there is an older or an existing version of vRealize Operations Manager instance in the Manage Environments.

Procedure

  1. Right click the vertical ellipses of an existing vRealize Operations Manager product and select an Upgrade.
    The compatibility matrix information is loaded with new, compatible, and incompatible versions with product that must be upgraded.
  2. Under the Product details section, you can select the following repository type.
    Option Description
    Repository URL When you select this option, you can manually add the local upgrade file location in a Lifecycle virtual appliance.
    vRealize Suite Lifecycle Repository When you select this option, you can enter the upgrade path available after mapping the binaries through LCM.
  3. Click Next.
  4. To run the file format and Version support from LCM, click RUN PRECHECK.
    Once the precheck validation is finished, you can then download the report to view the checks and validation status.
    Note: When you upgrade vRealize Operations Manager instance, you have two options.
    • Run PreCheck: You must run to upgrade vRealize Operations Manager.
    • Run Assessment Tool: You can use this option to run a vRealize Operations Manager APUAT tool.

    The binary for vRealize Operations Manager APUAT tool is bundled with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager build, and once vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager gets deployed it is present in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager VA location: /data/lcmcontents/, by default.

    Note: If you want to run the Precheck again after evaluating the discrepancies, you can select the Re-Run Pre Check. Pre-Check can also be performed using on Submit toggle button.

    If the OS Admin Password for vRealize Operations Manager expires, vRealize Operations Manager upgrade Precheck fails while check-in even if the admin account is locked or not. You can change the admin password for the vRealize Operations Manager within vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI, and then click Precheck for vRealize Operations Manager again. You can also change the vRealize Operations Manager admin password outside vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager directly in vRealize Operations Manager, then run an inventory sync for the selected vRealize Operations Manager instance in the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI. Click Run upgrade Precheck for vRealize Operations Manager again.