vRealize Automation 7 and later introduces various functional changes during and after the upgrade process. Review these changes before you upgrade your vRealize Automation 6.2.x deployment to the latest version.

For information about the differences between vRealize Automation 6.2.x and 7.x, see Considerations About Upgrading to This vRealize Automation Version in Upgrading vRealize Automation 6.2.5 to 7.4.


The vRealize Production Test Upgrade Assist Tool analyzes your vRealize Automation 6.2.x environment for any feature configuration that can cause upgrade issues and checks that your environment is ready for upgrade. To download this tool and related documentation, go to the VMware vRealize Production Test Tool download product page.

After you migrate from vRealize Automation 6.2.x to the latest version, catalog items that use these property definitions appear in the service catalog but are not available to request.

  • Control types: Check box or link.

  • Attributes: Relationship, regular expressions, or property layouts.

In vRealize Automation 7.x, the property definitions no longer use these elements. You must recreate the property definition or configure the property definition to use a vRealize Orchestrator script action rather than the embedded control types or attributes. For more information, see Catalog Items Appear in the Service Catalog After Migration But Are Not Available to Request.