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How to upgrade VMware vRealize Network Insight from 5.0 to 6.1

What is new in vRNI 6.1


Network Assurance and Verification

Intent Based Analytics Support for Link Metering for VMware SD-WAN

Intent Based Analytics for Monitoring Edge Uplink Utilization

Layer 7 Service Information from NSX Intelligence

NSX-T Monitoring and Troubleshooting

VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC on AWS)

Physical Device Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Search

Pinboard

Alerts

vRealize Network Insight Platform and some others

Link: https://bit.ly/37QV5Lp



Upgrade sequence:

  1. Upgrade from 5.0 to 5.2 and then to 5.3

  2. Upgrade 5.3 to to 6.0 and then to 6.1

Please check the Upgrade Path in Product Interoperability Matrix - https://bit.ly/2MvAZyX


Upgrade Prerequisites:

  1. The vRealize Network Insight 5.1 will replace the PostgreSQL to Foundation DB.

  2. Make sure to backup the vRNI Platform cluster during a maintenance window -https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/55829

  3. Verify disk space requirements for platform and collector server - https://bit.ly/3kvqZSU


Size of Database according to Setup Size


Small - Data Size: 20GB to 40GB - Node Count: 1 - Typical Migration Time: 1 to 2 hours

Medium - Data Size: 60GB to 100GB - Node Count: 3 nodes - Typical Migration Time: 7 to 10 hours

Large One cloud setups: Data Size: 500GB - Node Count: 10 nodes cluster - Typical Migration Time: 15 to 20 hours​

XL (Megatron): Data Size: 1 TB - Node Count: 10 node cluster - Typical Migration Time: 35 to 40 hours​

https://bit.ly/3aYMMz9


There are 3 diifferent modes for the upgrade below:

  1. Online - https://bit.ly/3uyFjyN

  2. Single-Click Offline Upgrade - https://bit.ly/3dUUL2m

  3. CLI Upgrade - https://bit.ly/3r3PrgD


References:

Product Interoperability Matrix-https://interopmatrix.vmware.com/#/Upgrade?productId=285

vRealize Network Insight 6.1 Release Notes-https://bit.ly/37Ucgfi

What's New in vRealize Network Insight 6.1- https://bit.ly/3r2QrSi

Best practices to backup a vRealize Network Insight Cluster-https://bit.ly/3r6iTTs

Download vRNI - https://bit.ly/3svMrKr

vRNI 6.1 upgrade guide - https://bit.ly/3c0WRez

vRNI 6.1 System Recommendations and Requirements: https://bit.ly/3sFEdzz





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