How to take a Snapshot of VMware Aria Operations
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How to take a Snapshot of VMware Aria Operations


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VMware Aria Suite


This article provide steps to take a snapshot of VMware Aria Operations (formerly known as vRealize Operations) from vSphere.


VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.2.x
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.1.x
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7.0.x
VMware vRealize Operations 8.x
VMware vRealize Operations 8.0.x
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.5.x
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.4.x
VMware vRealize Operations 8.1.x
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.3.x
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.6.x
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.7.x
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7.5.x


To take a snapshot of VMware Aria Operations, complete the steps below.
  1. Log in to VMware Aria Operations admin UI as the local admin user.
    Note: Replace IP_or_FQDN with your VMware Aria Operations IP or FQDN
VMware Aria Operations admin UI login screen
  1. Click Take Offline under Cluster Status.  Enter a reason for taking the cluster offline.
    Note: Wait for Cluster Status to show as Offline.
take cluster offline
  1. Navigate to the VMware Aria Operations Primary node in vSphere.
  2. Right-Click on the Primary node and select Snapshot > Take Snapshot.
take snapshot
  1. Enter a Name and Description for the snapshot.
  2. Uncheck Snapshot the virtual machine's memory check box.
  3. Uncheck Quiesce guest file system (Needs VMware Tools installed) check box.
  4. Click Create.
snapshot creation screen
  1. Repeat steps 3-8 on all nodes of the VMware Aria Operations cluster, including Cloud Proxies.
  2. After all snapshots complete, navigate back to the VMware Aria Operations admin UI and log in (https://IP_or_FQDN/admin) as the local admin user.
  3. Click Bring Online under Cluster Status.
bring cluster online
  • Wait for the Cluster Status to show as Online.
  • Remove all VMware Aria Operations snapshots after they are no longer needed.  Snapshots existing for more than 72 hours will cause performance issues.

Additional Information

如何生成 vRealize Operations 的快照
vRealize Operations のスナップショットを作成する方法

  • If a snapshot is taken incorrectly, the rollback may fail, or result in a damaged VMware Aria Operations cluster.
  • Taking VMware Aria Operations nodes offline one by one can have negative effects on the cluster if not done in the correct order.  Therefore, VMware recommends to take the entire cluster offline at once.