VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication 8.2.1 | 29 OCT 2020 | Build 16839391 | Download

VMware vRealize Operations Manager Appliance 8.0 | 17 OCT 2019 | Build 14857692 | Release Notes

VMware vRealize Operations Manager Appliance 7.5 | 11 APR 2019 | Build 13165949 | Release Notes

VMware vSphere Replication 8.2.1 | 29 OCT 2020 | Build 17079075 | Release Notes

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication 8.2.1 provides bug fixes and security fixes.

About the VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication 8.2.1

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication 8.2.1 allows VMware administrators to monitor the health and current status of their underlying vSphere Replication environment in VMware vRealize Operations Manager.

By using the vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication 8.2.1, you can explore replication details per VM, such as direction of replication, replication status, and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) violations. You can also monitor replication metrics, such as transferred bytes, last instance sync points, last sync duration, and last sync size.

By using the pack, you get visibility on replication settings such as RPO, multiple points in time (MPIT), quiescing, and network compression.

In addition, you see alarms when vSphere Replication health or a replication status is in Error state, or if there is an RPO violation.

The vRealize Operations Management Pack for vSphere Replication 8.2.1 release runs with VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7.5. For more information on interoperability with earlier or later releases of VMware vRealize Operations Manager, see the VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.

You can download the vRealize Operations Management Pack for vSphere Replication 8.2.1 from the download page.

Installation and Configuration

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication 8.2.1 software requires VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7.5, and vSphere Replication 8.2.x. For information on installing VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7.5, see Installing vRealize Operations Manager in the vRealize Operations Manager documentation. For information on installing vSphere Replication 8.2.x, see Installing and Uninstalling vSphere Replication in the VMware vSphere Replication documentation.

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for vSphere Replication 8.2.1 software is distributed as PAK file. You install and configure the management pack by using the vRealize Operations Manager interface.

  1. Log in to vRealize Operations Manager.
  2. Select Administration > Solutions > Repository in the left pane. 
  3. Click Add a Management Pack.
  4. Navigate to the vrAdapterPak-8.2.x.x.pak​ file and click Upload. When the PAK file is uploaded, click Next.
  5. Read and agree to the end-user license agreement. Click Next to install the management pack.
  6. Review the installation progress, and click Finish when the installation completes.

After the installation completes you must configure the VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for vSphere Replication 8.2.1 so that vRealize Operation Manager can collect data from the target system. The minimum role required to collect data is the VRM replication viewer. For more information on roles and permissions, see vSphere Replication Roles and Permissions.

  1. Select Administration > Solutions > Configuration in the left pane. 
  2. On the Configuration tab, select VR Adapter, and click Configure on the toolbar below. 
  3. Enter the required information in the Manage Solutions wizard and click Save Settings.

Network Ports

VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for vSphere Replication uses port 8043 (protocol HTTPS) to connect to the vSphere Replication Management Server.

Known Issues

  • You cannot upgrade from vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication 8.2.0.1 or earlier

    If you are using vRealize Operations 8.0 or later, the upgrade process from vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication 8.2.0.1 or earlier is not supported.
    If you are using vRealize Operations 7.6 or earlier, the upgrade process from vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication 8.2 or earlier is not supported.

    Workaround: Uninstall the vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication and install the latest supported version of the vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication.

  • If you rename a virtual machine by using the VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7.5, you do not see a new object

    If you rename a virtual machine by using the VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7.5, you do not see a new object in Environment > All Objects > VR Adapter > Replications/Virtual Machines, although the VMName parameter of the renamed virtual machine reflects the name change.

    Workaround: None

  • You cannot upgrade from vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication 8.2 or earlier

    The upgrade process from vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication 8.2 or earlier is not supported.

    Workaround: Uninstall the vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication 8.2 and install the latest version of the vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware vSphere Replication.

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