A management pack is the part of the solution that you install. It contains the dashboards, alerts defintions, policies, reports, and other content. A management pack may include multiple adapters.

You use the user interface to install the management pack.

If you upgrade from an earlier version of vRealize Operations Manager, the previous management pack files are copied to the /usr/lib/vmware-vcops/user/plugins/.backup file in a folder with a with a date and time as the folder name. Before migrating your data to your new vRealize Operations Manager instance, install the new adapters. After migration, none of your adapter customizations are included in the migration, and you must reconfigure them.

The solution that you downloaded includes a PAK file. Save that PAK file to a temporary folder on your local system.


Log in to the vRealize Operations Manager user interface with administrator privileges.


In the left pane of vRealize Operations Manager, click the Administration icon and click Solutions.


On the Solutions tab, click the plus sign.


Browse to locate the temporary folder and select the PAK file.

For example, vmware-vcops-6.0-MPforVCM-6.0-3900464.pak.


Because existing dashboards are not overwritten by default, if you are performing a management pack upgrade and you want to replace existing dashboards, select Reset out-of-the box content, overwriting to a newer version provided by this update.


Click Upload. After the file uploads, click Next.


Read and accept the EULA and click Next.

Installation details appear in the window during the process. The installation might take several minutes.


When the installation is finished, click Finish.

The management pack is listed as a solution.

Configure an adapter instance for the solution.