VMware vRealize Business for Cloud – Upgrade to version 7.2

Today VMware vRealize Business for Cloud version 7.2 was released. Documentation can be found here.

The new notable features are:

  • Enhanced support with AWS via
    • AWS Cloudwatch API integration
    • Visibility into all AWS regions and services
    • Ability to recognise new services
  • Additional Product Enhancements
    • Out-of-the-box support for network pricing
    • Support for additional currencies (Currently 130 currencies are supported)
    • Support pricing for Fault Tolerance (FT) enabled Virtual Machines
  • Enhanced Reporting
    • Time-based granular reporting
    • Reconciliation via VM usage report
    • Reconciliation report for VM uptime usage
    • Daily Price Report
    • Cloud Business Analysis Report (VMware Optimisation Assessment Report)
  • Support for vSphere 6.5
  • Disaster Recovery with Site Recovery Manager

The upgrade to VMware vRealize Business for Cloud 7.2 is very easy

  • Log in to the web console at https://vRealize_Business_for_Cloud_IP_address:5480
  • Unregister vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Automation
  • Go to “Update” tab and click on “Check updates” 
  • Click on “Install updates”
  • Wait for the update to happen (in my case it took +/- 10 minutes)
  • If necessary change the hardware configuration of the virtual appliance to 8 GB RAM and 4 vCPUs.
  • Reboot the VMware vRealize Business for Cloud appliance
  • Log in to the web console at https://vRealize_Business_for_Cloud_IP_address:5480
  • Reregister vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Automation

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