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VMware vRealize Automation 8 & More Released

For about 1.5 months ago VMware announced vRealize Automation 8 which I wrote about here and yesterday, 2019-10-17, it was finally released.

I have yet to download, install and verify if it is an on-premises version ofย vRealize Automation Cloud as stated during the announcements.


Important: Picture borrowed from VMware official web site.

Per the release notes the following new functionality / enhanced functionality / new developer approach is included:

  • Modern Platform using Kubernetes based micro-services architecture that provides
    • Simple install footprint for both non-HA and HA configurations. However, the download file is at least 9.24 GB ๐Ÿ™‚
    • Scalable to meet modern workload challenges
  • Easy to setup and consume multi-cloud infrastructure surface
  • API-first approach to deliver cloud automation
  • Deliverย Infrastructure-as-Code using a declarative YAML syntax
  • Iterative development of blueprints
  • Cloud Agnostic Blueprints
  • Collaboration across teams via sharing of objects
  • Self-service catalog coupled with agile governance
  • Simple policies
  • Native support for SPBM policies
  • Deploy IPv6 workloads on dual-stack IP (IPv4/ IPv6) networks in vSphere
  • CI/CD pipeline and automated application release management
  • Kubernetes/container management
  • New Action based extensibility (ABX), which allows you to write lightweight scripts, using node.js and python.
  • Git Integration to manage all blueprints, workflows, actions and pipelines.
  • Brownfield workload on-boarding

In addition to vRealize Automation 8, a new version was released for the following products yesterday:

  • vRealize Orchestrator Appliance 8.0.0
  • vRealize Log Insight 8.0.0
  • vRealize Operations 8.0
  • vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0
  • VMware Identity Manager 3.3.1

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