This is a maintenance release for vRealize Operations which resolves a few important security and functionality issues identified in the product. For more details, see KB 88081.
For what's new in 8.6.x, see the vRealize Operations 8.6 Release Notes.
Metrics and Properties Modifications
The following KB article describes all the metrics and properties that have been modified in vRealize Operations 8.6.3:
Metrics added in vRealize Operations 8.6
Instanced metrics are disabled by default after deploying or upgrading to vRealize Operations 8.2 or later, and after importing a policy from older versions. To re-enable instanced metrics in vRealize Operations 8.2 or later, see KB 81119.
VMware vRealize Operations Certificate Renewal PAK File
An upgrade to vRealize Operations 8.6.3 also upgrades the internal certificate, except for 8.4.x and 8.5.x setups with Cloud Proxy connected. The VMware vRealize Operations Certificate Renewal PAK file must be applied on vRealize Operations 8.6.3 only if the internal certificate has expired and if Cloud Proxy was connected to vRealize Operations before upgrade. The internal certificate in vRealize Operations 8.6.3 is generated during initial deployment. See KB 71018. Cloud Proxy certificates are upgraded separately, for more details, see KB 83698.
Basic authentication using the REST API is deprecated and disabled in vRealize Operations 8.6.3 fresh deployments by default. Instances that have been upgraded to vRealize Operations 8.6.3, will inherit the same properties before the upgrade. It is recommended that you use token-based authentication instead. If you still need to enable or disable basic authentication, see KB 77271.
Active Directory Authentication Sources
Logging in to vRealize Operations with a short name will be successful only if the user name's domain suffix matches the domain name specified in the Base DN option. Otherwise, the full user name with the domain suffix is required during login. For more information, see KB 68131