You can upgrade managed service, multi-machine blueprints from a supported vRealize Automation 6.2.x version deployment.

When you upgrade a multi-machine blueprint, component blueprints are upgraded as separate single-machine blueprints. The multi-machine blueprint is upgraded as a composite blueprint in which its previous children blueprints are nested as separate blueprint components.

The upgrade creates a single composite blueprint in the target deployment that contains one virtual machine component for each component blueprint in the source multi-machine blueprint. If a blueprint has a setting that is not supported in the new version, the blueprint is upgraded and set to draft status. For example, if the multi-machine blueprint contains a private network profile, upgrade ignores the profile setting, and the blueprint is upgraded in a draft state. You can edit the draft blueprint to enter supported network profile information and publish it.


If a published blueprint in the source deployment is upgraded to a draft status blueprint, the blueprint is no longer part of a service or entitlement. After you update and publish the blueprint in the upgraded vRealize Automation version, you must recreate its needed approval policies and entitlements.

Some multi-machine blueprint settings are not supported in the target vRealize Automation deployment, including private network profiles and routed network profiles with associated PLR edge settings. If you have used a custom property to specify PLR edge settings (VCNS.LoadBalancerEdgePool.Names), the custom property is upgraded.

You can upgrade a multi-machine blueprint with vSphere endpoints and NSX network and security settings. The upgraded blueprint contains NSX network and security components in the design canvas.


Routed gateway specifications for multi-machine blueprints, as defined in reservations, are upgraded. However, the target vRealize Automation deployment does not support reservations for routed profiles that contain associated PLR edge settings. If the source reservation contains a routed gateway value for a PLR edge, the reservation is upgraded but the routed gateway setting is ignored. As a result, the upgrade generates an error message in the log file and the reservation is disabled.

During upgrade, spaces and special characters are removed from referenced network and security component names.


vRealize Automation 7.x takes a blueprint snapshot at deployment. If you encounter reconfigure problems when updating machine properties such as CPU and RAM in a deployment, see Knowledge Base article 2150829 vRA 7.x Blueprint Snapshotting.

Depending on the setting type, the network and security information is captured as several different settings in the new blueprint.

  • Settings for the overall blueprint on its properties page. This information includes app isolation, transport zone, and routed gateway or NSX edge reservation policy information.

  • Available settings for vSphere virtual machine components in NSX network and security components in the design canvas.

  • Settings in the network and security tabs of individual vSphere virtual machine components in the design canvas.