The earlier versions of vRealize Business Standard were based on 11 SLES, whereas, the 7.0 and later versions are based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12. So, the 6.2.3 upgrade process to 7.x.x involves deployment of the server and then migration of data.
About this task
After you upgrade, the cost trend of demand analysis and its details are lost. Also, the Demand Analysis option is renamed to Consumption Analysis with additional features.
Ensure that you have a vRealize Business Standard 6.2.3 setup.Note:
If you are using earlier versions of vRealize Business Standard, you must first upgrade to 6.2.3 and then migrate to 7.x.x.
Take a snapshot of the virtual appliance and back up the database.
Enable the SSH settings on your earlier virtual appliance, see Enable or Disable SSH Settings.
- Deploy the latest version on vSphere or vCloud Director. See Deploy vRealize Business for Cloud Virtual Appliance on vSphere and Deploy vRealize Business for Cloud Virtual Appliance on vCloud Director.
- Log in to the web console at https://vRealize_Business_for_Cloud_IP_address:5480.
- Click the Migrator tab.
- Enter the earlier virtual appliance details such as IP address, username and password.
- Click Migrate.
The migration process takes some time. After the successful completion of the process, you see the confirmation message.
What to do next
Register your appliance. See Register vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Automation.