vRealize Automation Version 7.5 Announced

A few days ago VMware announced a new version of vRealize Automation (vRA) and the new release will expand on the release version 7 and provide a version 7.5

Some of the new and updated features

  • Support for NSX-T on-premises that is on pair with NSX-V including
    • Application Isolation
    • Load balancers
    • On-demand NAT networks
    • On-demand Routed Network
    • Security Groups)
  • Add-Ons to public cloud offering:
    • AWS – Keep certification for VMware Cloud on AWS meaning continues support for AWS as an endpoint. Definitely expected.
    • Azure – Managed disks, Azure Government and Azure Germany.
    • Google Cloud Platfom (GCP) – will be a target for IaaS deployments.
  • Improved, expanding to daily (day 2) operations, integration between vRA and vRealize Operations.
  • Take advantage of ServiceNow governance and vRA entitlements via a new vRA ServiceNow plugin which should be available later this year. Apart from improved forms support, enhanced day 2 operations it also includes support for multiple vRA instances.  vSphere, AWS, Azure and XaaS blueprints are supported.
  • UI for both vRA and vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) are built on the Clarity design providing the same look and feel throughout the vRealize suite. Also a new search functionality is included. 
  • Pivotal Container Services (PKS) support. In addition to support for Docker hosts and vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) vRA 7.5 will support PKS which is based on Kubernetes.

Read more about the vRealize Automation 7.5 announcement here.