vRealize Automation 8.4.1 and Other Released

VMware has released vRealize Automation 8.4.1. vRealize Automation Saltstack 8.4.1, vRealize Orchestrator 8.4.1 and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.4.1.

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.4.1

This is a bug fixing version and it give support for vRealize Automation 8.4.1 and vRealize Automation Saltstack 8.4.1.

See the release notes here.

vRealize Automation 8.4.1 and vRealize Automation Saltstack 8.4.1

What’s new:

  • Resource view for deployments
    • In addition to the existing deployment view, you can now use the new resource view to monitor and manage your resources:
    • Select if you prefer managing all your resources or managing resources by specific resource types.
    • Perform searches by resource name among all resources outside the deployment layer.
    • Easy access to day 2 actions performed directly on resources.
    • See if a resource or deployment is undergoing a day 2 action.
  • Parallel day 2 actions for deployment resources
    • Allow multiple resources in the same deployment to perform day 2 actions at the same time.
  • Property group enhancements (RBAC, cloud template association)
    • Property groups are enhanced with several new features:
      • Role based access control (RBAC) permissions to use and manage property groups.
      • Show associated cloud templates to specific property groups. Learn more.
  • Additional policy criteria attributes across all policy types
    • Several new resource-based deployment criteria attributes are now consistently available across all policy types and enhance the policy based multi-cloud governance capabilities. Learn more.
    • Some of the resource attributes include:
      • Cloud Zone
      • Cloud Account
      • CPU Count
      • Cloud Type
      • Flavor
      • Has Snapshots
      • Image
      • Image ID
      • OS Type
      • Power State
      • Region
      • Disks
      • Tags
      • Total Memory (MB)
      • Resource Type
  • Scoping a policy to multiple projects
    • Scoping a policy to multiple projects allows cloud administrators and project administrators to define policies that can apply to one project, across multiple projects, or the entire organization. Scoping can be done by leveraging a set of project-based criteria available across all policy types. Expanding the scope of a policy so that it can be applied to multiple projects in an organization allows a policy to be defined once and reused across multiple projects. Scoping enhances the multi-cloud governance capabilities. Learn more.
  • Policies: Define and enforce resource limits using resource quota policies
    • Cloud administrators can now control the consumption of resources across the entire organization and in projects by setting and enforcing reusable resource quotas or consumption limits on certain metrics, such as CPU, Storage, Memory, or number of instances.
    • This allows cloud administrators to gain more visibility into the consumption of a finite set of shared resources and enforce policy-based governance on resource quotas across the entire organization, per project, or per user. Learn more.
  • Ability to enable or disable boot diagnostics for Azure VMs – Day0
    • You can toggle boot diagnostics for VMs provisioned in Azure with the VMware Cloud Templates. Learn more.
  • Ability to enable or disable log analytics for Azure VMs
    • You can toggle log analytics for VMs in Azure. Learn more.
  • Support of NSX Federation with NSX-T Cloud Account (Global Manager / Local Manager, existing networks)
    • With an NSX-T cloud account, it is now possible to connect to NSX-T Global Manager and configure an association between NSX-T Global Manager and Local Managers in the context of the NSX-T Federation. Learn more.
  • SaltStack Config Cloud Template Integration
    • SaltStack Config integration is further enhanced to support: Learn more.
      • Automatic installation of minions by using VMware Cloud Templates.
      • Deploying software config as salt state files in VMware Cloud Templates.
  • Custom resource action troubleshooting
    • Ability to show user input from workflow runs.
    • You can now view values from workflows performed as part of a resource action.
  • Ability to create subscriptions based on custom resource pre and post events
    • Cloud administrators can trigger action runs before and after custom resource provisioning.

See the full release notes here.

vRealize Orchestrator 8.4.1

This is just a bug fixing version.

See the release notes here.

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