New Version of VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.8

VMware released today a new Version of the vCenter Operations Manager Suite – Version 5.8 . With vCOPS you can monitor your virtual infrastructure, covering performance, capacity and with adapter packages you can integrate hardware infrastructure like NetApp & EMC Storage.

The new release has some great improvements like.

  • active directory integration for authentication
  • integration with Log Insight using a vCOPS Content Pack
  • expanded integration with vCenter Hyperic
  • Optimized query execution to improve performance at scale

You can get some management packs on the Cloud Management Marketplace: https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/vcops

All Downloads can be found on the VMware Operations Management Suite Download Site: vCOPS-Downloads

How to Upgrade to vcops 5.8 :

To upgrade from a Previous Version follow these steps:

  1. Save the .pak file for the vCenter Operations Manager 5.8 build to your local storage.
  2. Log in to the Administration portal using the admin user credentials.
  3. On the Update tab, click Browse and select the .pak file that you saved to local disk.
  4. Click Update
  5. Accept the EULA by selecting the check box and click OK.
  6. Accept and confirm the update.
  7. The update process will start, and the Administration portal page might refresh after some time and ask you to login again.
  8. Log in to the Administration portal, wait for the update to complete, and verify that the Upgrade tab indicates a successful upgrade. Note: You might need to refresh the browser to view the updated product version and build number.
  9. Log in to the vCenter Server that manages the license for vCenter Operations Manager, and apply the new vCenter Operations Manager 5.8 license key.
  10. Note: You must re-apply the new license key in the vCenter Server after the upgrade.
  11. If you do not, you will see reduced functionality in the vCenter Operations Manager interface.
  12. In the Administration portal, navigate to the Status tab and restart all services.
  13. Log in to the vSphere client or the custom interface to verify that the vCenter Operations Manager interface is displayed properly.

All informations about these Release can be found here: vCOP 5.8 Release Notes