vRealize Automation Version 7.4 Released

Friday 13:th:)

Yesterday, 2018-04-12, meaning almost a year ago since latest version was release VMware released a new version of vRealize Automation. The new vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.4 formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) includes bug fixes, enhancements and new features. My favourite enhancement is:

More enhancements and new features:

  • Custom Request Form Designer
    • Drag-and-drop controls and custom properties on the canvas
    • Leverage blueprint schema – blueprint properties, custom properties, and profiles
    • Use generated forms
    • Save, clear, and revert customized forms
    • Dynamically show or hide fields based on custom conditional logic
    • Auto-fill and dynamically populate input values based on external and internal logic
    • Use internal dependencies and external call outs with vRealize Orchestrator
    • Apply constraints to input values
    • Apply custom validation using regular expressions
    • Apply custom help text and error messages
    • Choose vRealize Orchestrator inventory objects
    • Support for complex types like disk volumes and vRealize Orchestrator composite types
    • Use advanced formatting and apply custom CSS to the blueprint request form
    • Automatic form validation of blueprint definition during design time
    • Export and import of customized form through GUI and CLI
    • Improved Handling of Stuck Requests
  • Message Board Portlet Security Enhancements
  • Introducing a whitelist for URLs that can be displayed on the message board


Important: Support for Microsoft NT LAN Manager (NTLM) is deprecated in vRealize Automation 7.4

Check out the support matrix which you can find here before you upgrade.

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