Migrate VMware Operations Manager 5.8 to vRealize Operations Manager 6

In this post i will show you how vCOps collection and analytics data, super metrics, custom dashboards and other related configurations can all be easily migrated into vROps.

This procedure will not work if your vCOps is not updated with version 5.8.1 or above. If it’s not, just go to VMware website and download the latest PAK update file.

There are some Source and Target Prerequisites that you can find here.

Before starting a migration, you need to deploy vRealize Operations Manager 6.0. If you need to deploy and configure vROp, you can follow my guide here.

To import data from existing vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.1 or later to the vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 please follow these steps. I suggest you to take a snapshot of vRealize Operations Manager VM before proceed:

If you have just deployed the vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 you should see the following screen:


If you deployed vRealize Operations Manager earlier, you need to log in (https://IP_address_of_vRealize_Manager) and go to Administration > Solutions. On the right, select the Import Data tab.


The following screen appears when you have just deployed. Click Import Environment.

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Notice that once you’ve entered the address of your vCOps instance, a warning will pop up saying you need to install a migration agent.


If you have some additional sources to be migrated you can add them now, then click next to proceed.


Another cool thing about the import process is the “Solutions” (Adapters in vCOps) comparison. The Import Data wizard detects additional plugins installed on source. If you do not install missing plugin on vRealize Operations Manager, the data of that solution will no be migrated.


If you want to install missing solutions, you need to go to the https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store and download Management Packs for your missing solutions. In case you’ll skip to install them, you will get the following warning


Complete the wizard clicking Finish

18After finishing with the configurations wizard, the data import will start. Be aware that this can take some time (minutes or hours), after all vROps is now coping all the data from your existing vCOps infrastructure.

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Once the import process has finished, log in to vROps and check that the old data and configurations has been imported from vCOps. Below you can see vRealize Operations Manager monitors environment and also keeps history data from source system. After migration, if your vRealize Operations Manager works properly, you can power off and delete vCOPS vAPP from your VMware infrastructure.


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