All the custom properties that vRealize Automation supplies are available in the upgraded deployment. Custom properties and property groups are upgraded.

Terminology and Related Changes

All the build profiles that you created in the source deployment are upgraded as property groups. The term build profile has been retired.

The term property set has been retired and CSV property set files are no longer available.

Case-sensitivity in Custom Property Names

Before vRealize Automation 7.0, custom property names were case-insensitive. In vRealize Automation 7.0 and later, custom property names are case-sensitive. During upgrade, custom property names must be an exact match. This ensures that property values do not override one another and that they match property dictionary definitions. For example, a custom property hostname and another custom property HOSTNAME are considered different custom properties by vRealize Automation 7.0 and later. The custom property hostname and the custom property HOSTNAME do not override one another during upgrade.

Spaces in Custom Property Names

Before upgrading to this release of vRealize Automation, remove any space characters from your custom property names, for example replace the space with an underscore character, to allow the custom property to be recognized in the upgraded vRealize Automation installation. vRealize Automation custom property names cannot contain spaces. This issue can also impact use of an upgraded vRealize Orchestrator installation that uses custom properties that contained spaces in earlier releases of either vRealize Automation or vRealize Orchestrator or both.

Reserved Property Names

Because several keywords are now reserved, some upgraded properties might be affected. Some keywords that are used by the blueprint code can be imported, for example, by using vRealize CloudClient blueprint import functions. These keywords are considered reserved and are not available for properties that are being upgraded. The keywords include but are not limited to cpu, storage, and memory.