The vRealize Business for Cloud 7.0 and later versions are supported on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12. The upgrade process from 6.2.3 version (which was supported SLES11) involves deployment of the server and then migration of data.

Note: 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.

For information about vRealize Business for Cloud deployment procedures, see Deploy vRealize Business for Cloud Virtual Appliance on vSphere and Deploy vRealize Business for Cloud Virtual Appliance on vCloud Director


  • Ensure that you have the 6.2.3 setup for upgrading to the latest versionvRealize Business for Cloud.
    Note: If you are using earlier versions, you must first upgrade to 6.2.3 and then migrate to the latest version of vRealize Business for Cloud.
  • Enable the SSH settings on your earlier virtual appliance, see Enable or Disable SSH Settings.
  • Take a snapshot of the virtual appliance.
  • Verify that the cost calculation has completed and the system status is green.
  • Verify that all Azure endpoints have completed the data collection process, at least once:
    1. Open the System Status page on vRealize Business for Cloud.
    2. Expand Microsoft Azure data collection.
    3. Look for the endpoint that contains no value in the Last successful run column.
    4. Delete this account from vRealize Business for Cloud.

      After the upgrade, you must add the endpoint back.

    5. Go to the Administration tab.
    6. Expand Manage Public Cloud Accounts > Microsoft Azure.
    7. Expand the account type.
    8. Delete the endpoint for which data collection is not completed.

      After the upgrade, you must add the endpoint back.


  1. Deploy the latest version of vRealize Business for Cloud on vSphere or vCloud Director.
  2. Log in to the web console at https://vRealize_Business_for_Cloud_IP_address:5480.
  3. Click the Migrator tab.
  4. Enter the earlier virtual appliance details such as IP address, user name, and password.
  5. Click Migrate.
    The migration process takes some time. After the successful completion of the process, you see the confirmation message.
  6. (Optional) Register vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Automation.
    If you want to register with the instance of vRealize Automation that was registered with vRealize Business for Cloud 6.x, make sure to unregister from the vRealize Business for Cloud 6.x before registering with the latest vRealize Business for Cloud version.

What to do next

If you had added an Azure non-EA account in the earlier version, you must edit your account. For more information, see Manage Microsoft Azure Accounts in vRealize Business for Cloud.