vRealize Code Stream and vRealize Automation are included in a single appliance. When you upgrade vRealize Automation to the current version, you also upgrade vRealize Code Stream.

To support an upgrade of your vRealize Code Stream instance, you must first upgrade your instance of vRealize Automation.

An in-place upgrade is a multi-step process. You perform procedures in a particular order to update the various components in your current environment. You must upgrade all product components to the same version. You can perform an in-place upgrade for the following upgrade paths.

  • vRealize Automation 7.2 to 7.3

  • vRealize Automation 7.1 to 7.3

  • vRealize Automation 6.2.5 to 7.3

Compatible supported upgrade paths for vRealize Automation and vRealize Code Stream include the following versions.

vRealize Automation

vRealize Code Stream


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Upgrading a 6.2.5 Environment

Upgrading a vRealize Automation 6.2.5 environment to the latest version of vRealize Automation introduces functional changes. When you upgrade your vRealize Automation 6.2.5 environment to the latest version, you use upgrade procedures specific to this environment.

See Upgrading the vRealize Automation Appliance from 6.2.5 to the Current Version.

If you still need more information, see Upgrading vRealize Automation in the vRealize Automation Information Center.

Reapply Licenses After Upgrade

After the upgrade, you must reenter your licenses in the vRealize Appliance. The upgrade removes existing licenses for vCloud Suite and vRealize Code Stream.

Licensing vRealize Code Stream or the vRealize Code Stream Management Pack for IT DevOps

When you upgrade vRealize Code Stream, you can license vRealize Code Stream or the vRealize Code Stream Management Pack for IT DevOps.


Before you license only vRealize Code Stream, verify that High Availability (HA) is not running on the vRealize Automation appliance.

To enable vRealize Code Stream or the vRealize Code Stream Management Pack for IT DevOps, select Enable Code Stream in the following locations:


If you apply your license without enabling vRealize Code Stream, you can enable vRealize Code Stream later. Apply the license again, and select Enable vRealize Code Stream.

Upgrading Previous Versions

To upgrade an installed version of vRealize Automation 6.2.4 and vRealize Code Stream 1.2, contact VMware support.

To upgrade vRealize Code Stream 1.0 or 1.1, upgrade those instances to vRealize Code Stream 1.2 or 2.x. Then, upgrade to the current version.

If you customized a vRealize Automation 6.2.x deployment, contact VMware support for additional information about upgrade considerations.