I am currently tasked with deploying vRA in a new,on-prem only environment (on a very tight timeline). We are currently debating which version to move forward with. Was wondering if any early adopters of vRA 8 had some insight on how painful it has been in terms of bugs and underdeveloped features.
The pros and cons we have identified so far include:
vRA 7 Cons:
-Longer lead time (deployment)
-Higher resource consumption
- Multiple Windows Server licenses consumed
- Requires a migration later, including reworking of multiple components
vRA 7 Pros:
vRA 8 cons:
vRA 8 Pros:
Concerned about building out 7, getting our users used to that look,feel and feature set only to migrate a few months later to a new product,with a new look and feel and some new features and some removed features. Re-working workflows also seems like it is going to be painful after migration.
Also took a look at some documentation and this blog post which was pretty helpful: vRealize Automation (vRA) 8 FAQ
Thanks in advance for any tips
If it is an production environment definitely version 7.6. 8.0 for now has a lot of bugs. As you noticed it has only few weeks. For version 7.x you have a lot of articles, KB etc. which could help you in trouble. But 8.0....you don't know what to expect
But it is only my opinion.