VMware Releases and Flings

VMware has released a new version of vRealize Log Insight 3.6. This version has some enhancements and preview features.

vRealize Operations Manager Integration Enhancements

  • Enhanced Alerting
    Alerts sent to vRealize Operations Manager now contain the same metadata as email alerts.
  • Auto Cancel Alerts
    User alerts to vRealize Operations Manager can be set to auto cancel in 10 minutes.
  • Integration with High Availability
    When integrating with vRealize Operations Manager, an Integrated Load Balancer virtual IP is used to ensure high availability.

General Enhancements

  • More Dashboard Widgets 
    Event type and event trend queries can now be saved to the Dashboard page as widgets and included in Content Packs.
  • Event Type Alerts 
    User alerts can now be created to alert based on new event types.
  • Syslog Event Forwarding Enhancements 
    Syslog Event Forwarding now supports send tags as well as complementary tags.
  • Query API Enhancements 
    The query API now supports duration, Content Pack extracted fields, the group-by field, the order-by function, and event trends.
  • Content Pack Upgrade Instructions 
    Content Packs now support separate installation and upgrade instructions.

Preview Features

vRealize Log Insight 3.6 includes several features that you can use on a preview basis.

  • User Impersonation
    Super Admin users can now impersonate another user, allowing the ability to view, edit, and disable another user's alerts.
  • Agent Auto-Upgrade
    This release includes support for IPv6. You can now use IPv6 addresses in the same way as IPv4 addresses.
  • VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) Integration
    Authentication with vIDM can be configured to allow Single Sign-On.
  • Streaming Support Bundles
    You can use this method to create a support bundle that uses no disk space on the node.

For full release notes see: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/LogInsight/36/log-insight-36-release-notes.html

VMware vRealize Network Insight 3.0

VMware also released VMware vRealize Network Insight 3.0, see the release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vrni/3.0/vrealize-network-insight-30-release-notes.html

VMware vCenter 5.5 Update 3e

This is a maintenance release, which primary address security issues with SSLv3 and JAVA, but also some bugs.

See the release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/55/vsphere-vcenter-server-55u3e-release-notes.html

Flings:

There are also some Flings for the last couple of weeks:

vSphere HTML5 Web Client 2.0, now with management UI for the appliance, find it here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vsphere-html5-web-client

ESXi embedded host client 1.7.1 which is mostly bug fixes, find it here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/esxi-embedded-host-client

Routing Control Plane for OpenStack, find it here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/routing-control-plane-for-openstack

VMFork for pyVmomi, find it here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vmfork-for-pyvmomi

App Volumes Toolbox, find it here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/app-volumes-toolbox

Horizon Migration Tool, used for Citrix to Horizon migration, find it here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/horizon-migration-tool

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