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


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


  1. Right click the vertical ellipses of an existing vRealize Automation product and select an Upgrade.
    The compatibility matrix information is loaded with new, compatible and incompatible versions with product that needs to be upgraded.
  2. Select the IAAS Snapshot After VA Upgrade checkbox.
    If an IaaS component fails after vRealize Automation then you can revert to the post upgrade VA snapshot.
  3. 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 Lifecycle virtual appliance.
    VMware Repository When you select this option, the latest versions of the vRealize Suite products are displayed in the Compatibility Matrix table. You can see this option only on vRealize Automation. Although, the compatibility matrix information is populated at the Suite product level, there can be a possibility for that latest versions might not be available at vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. However, with the Check Available Version, you can get only the latest version number with the associated build number.
    vRealize Suite Lifecycle Repository When you select this option, you can select the upgrade path available after mapping the binaries through LCM.
  4. Click RUN PRECHECK to execute.
    Once the precheck validation is completed, you can then download the report to view the checks and validation status.
    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.
  5. Click Next and read the summary before you click Submit.