You can update the reference database to have the most updated version of the reference library. You can either update the references database manually or by running an auto-update feature. This reference database supplies values for cost calculations.


For the auto update process, verify that either of the following ports are open for vRealize Business for Cloud to start the auto update process.


  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation interface at https://vRealize_Automation_host_name/vcac/org/tenant_URL by using credentials of a tenant administrator.
  2. Click the Administration tab.
  3. Click Business Management.
  4. Click Update Reference Database.

    The current version of reference library appears.

  5. Perform one of the following to update the reference database.
    • If an auto update is available, run the auto update process.

      1. Click Run Automatic Update link.

      2. Accept the legal agreement.

    • To manually update the reference database, click manual update process link.

      1. Click Generate and download file link. An encrypted zip file with the required data is downloaded to your default download folder.

      2. Contact VMware customer support and provide them with the zip file that you have generated. Depending on the information that you have provided, an updated reference costs file will be generated for you.

      3. Click Browse and select the file.

      4. Click Done.


The reference database is updated.


Updating the reference database is not a one time process. The reference database will be updated periodically and VMware sends the update. Every time you see an update, you must perform the automatic or manual update process to update the reference database.