vRO vCenter plug-in  for vSphere 6.5 service releases

Version 35

    Summary

     

    This is a drop-in replacement of  the implementation of  the vCenter plug-in 6.5 for vRealize Orchestrator

    Although the plugin version is 6.5, the plugin implementation is completely redesigned, by keeping the existing content

    The new plug-in offers:

    • Optimization of the communication with vSphere servers and reducing of the load on these
    • Hassle-free update of Scripting API, when Vsphere API changes, thanks to new approach for auto-generated integration
    • Preserve maximum Scripting API compatibility, respectively content compatibility

     

    For 7.3 release following improvements were delivered:

    • All PBM API types are exposed as vRO scripting types
    • All SMS API types are exposed as vRO scripting types
    • Exposing of the Storage Policies and Policy Components  as vRO inventory items

    Plugin versioning and interoperaility with vSphere vCenter servers

    • The  plugin version is 6.5
    • The plugin core functionality (connectivity, inventory) is compatible with vSphere with version 5.5 and above.
    • vSphere API version exposed in the scripting API is 6.5
      • That means that all API methods, properties and types introduced in vSphere 6.5 are made available to vRO scripting content developers and will work if supported by the vSphere server product. For convenience in this new version of the plugin all the methods and properties are annotated in their description (visible in vso.xml and API explorer ) with version tag, e.g '@since vSphere API 5.5'


    Interoperability with vRO

    The plugin is compatible with vRO version is compatible with version 7.2 thru 7.5

    Install procedure

     

    Few of the workflows are changed to reflect the minor incompatible changes in the API, so these will be overwritten during install.
    The plugin can be installed in the standard way

    Released versions (newest at the bottom)

     

    Version 6.5.0.5817435

    • Fixing in bulk fetching of objects based on queries - plugin factory 'findAll' method now uses default set of properties to be pre-loaded
    • Fixes in 'Convert independent disks' workflow

    Version 6.5.0.6216831

    • Fixes in construction of instances of scripting types based on VLSI basic types , e.g - VcKeyAnyValue'
    • Fixes in 'data' objects serialization process

    Version 6.5.0.6374976

    • Fixes in vlsi client resources finalization to prevent leaking of vlsi monitoring threads

    Version 6.5.0.6471915

    • Fixes in deserialization of 'Any' attributes, causing failures in "Clone, Windows with single NIC and Credentials" and dependent workflows

    Version 6.5.0.7037717

    • Rest API query specifications implementation moved to plugin, resulting in performance improvements in case such a query is used (XaaS Blueprint forms etc.)

    Version 6.5.0.7208762

    • Additional fixes to plugin's Rest API query specifications implementation

    Version 6.5.0.7720419

    • Fixes in the Object fetching functionality
    • Update VMODL definitions for the plugin with a newer version
    • Fixing compatibility issues with vRO 7.3
    • Fixing Malformed URI exception when executing the workflow "Get virtual machines by name with PC"

    Version 6.5.0.9407750

    • VcKeyAnyValue issue with values of type array of string

    Version 6.5.0.10376265 (VMC fix - KB 59459)

    • Fixes in cache update logic
    • Fixes in connection validation against newer versions of vSphere servers
    • Enable explicit preloading of properties for set of managed objects

    Version 6.5.0.11809518

    • Fixes in  reconnection logic to vSphere servers in case of restart

    Version 6.5.0-12316907

    • Adds CertificateManager to the management objects available in the plug-in. You can access it through:
      var certManager = sdkConnection.certificateManager;

    Version 6.5.0.13020710

    • Extending logging in 'Copy file to Guest' functionality

    Version 6.5.0-13863019

    • Maintenance thread causes memory leak
    • Performance improvements - plugin finders now load all the needed properties. This improves the loading of multiple object used as output parameters

    Version 6.5.0-14070255

    • Fixes in the 'Copy file from/to Guest' connection establishment (PKIX failures)

    Version 6.5.0-14137330

    • Fixed serialization of non-findable plugin objects (e.g. VcAlarmState, SnapshotInfo, etc) into workflow attributes
    • Fixed a possible NullPointerException when old vm snapshots are removed along with child snapshots