VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.5 is now GA


GA Date: March 2, 2017

What’s new? 

vRealize Operations Manager 6.5 focuses on enhancing product scalability limits and troubleshooting capabilities.

  • Additional monitoring capabilities
    • Adds ability to increase memory and increase the scope of monitoring within the same environment.
    • Allows you to monitor larger environments with the same footprint through platform optimization.
    • XL size node allows you to monitor more objects and it processes more metrics.
  • Automatic upgrade of Endpoint Operations Agents:
    • New Endpoint Operations Agent upgrade bundle allows you to automatically upgrade the agent through the vRealize Operations Manager user interface.
  • Enhanced troubleshooting capabilities:
    • Quickly correlates logs and metrics in context for any monitored object using Log Insight within vRealize Operations Manager.
    • Creates custom metric groups that enables you to focus on most relevant metrics
  • Improved collaboration:
    • Simplifies export and import of custom groups and eases dashboard sharing between different vRealize Operations Manager installations.
    • Understands Private Cloud costs and Public Cloud spends by accessing vRealize Business for Cloud from within vRealize Operations Manager.

General improvements

  • Removes scale limitations from Predictive DRS (pDRS).
    Predictive DRS enables vRealize Operations to provide long-term forecast metrics to augment the short-term placement criteria of the vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS).
  • Default values for the following global settings have changed:
    • Deleted Objects: from 360 hours to 168 hours
    • Action History: from 90 days to 30 days
    • Symptoms/Alerts: from 90 days to 45 days

These default settings are effective only for new vRealize Operations 6.5 installations.

  • Allows you to disable coloring in scoreboard widget.
  • The update process has been optimized.
    The update process might be up to 40% faster, depending on the size of the environment and the number of objects being monitored.

In addition, the vSphere Optimization Assessment available at https://www.vmware.com/assessment/voa has been updated to a vRealize Operations Manager 6.5 appliance.

Download Details:

Download Landing Page https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vrealize_operations/6_5
Documentation Landing Page https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vrealize-operations-manager-pubs.html
Release Notes http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vrops/65/vrops-65-release-notes.html
Build Numbers 5097674 (appliance), 5097676 (installer), 5097678 (PAK updates), 5041485 (EP Ops agents), 5042400 (EP Ops PAK update)