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vRA 8.6.2 has been released

vRA 8.6.2


What's New

Log4j vulnerabilities

Updated Apache log4j to version 2.17 to resolve CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046.
For more information on these vulnerabilities and their impact on VMware products please see VMSA-2021-0028.

Resources Tab

The "Deployments" tab is now renamed to "Resources" as we continue expand the functionality of the Resource Center and increase visiblity of discovered objects.

Resource Center - Simplified view of discovered resources and day 2 actions

Following the last release of Resource View, vRealize Automation enhanced the Resources tab to help cloud admins and end users manage cloud resources across compute, storage, networking, and security. The new features include:

  • Individual resources page by resource types: virtual machines, networking and security, and volumes
  • All resources page with advanced filter
  • In-context resource details panel: show machine details and associated network/storage
  • Create simple new VM without VMware cloud templates:
    • Quick create VM
    • Quick create VM with existing network
    • Quick create VM with new/existing storage
  • All-in-one Cloud Resource Center has provisioned, onboarded, migrated and discovered (admin only) resources
  • Admin only Day 2 action on discovered resources: power on/off, remote console
  • The same resource center is also live in Service Broker without quick create VM action
  • Note that the resource views under Infrastructure top level tab will be removed in following months: virtual machines, volumes, networks and security
  • Image, boot disk, and inline disks even though they are a part of deployment appear as discovered resource in resource view.
  • Track resource request history through deployment history
  • Resources can map to multiple cloud accounts, displaying or filtering by these multiple cloud accounts will be supported in the following release in resource center.
  • Learn more about working with resources.

vRA Ansible Integration supports 2.11

Inter-op support has been increased to Ansible 2.11.5. Ansible 2.11 is the latest stable Ansible version and customers can now use this version when running playbooks with the vRA Ansible integration.

Approval policy now supports AD groups

Approval policies in Service Broker now support AD groups as approvers, as opposed to only accepting individual users. Learn more about approval policies.

Onboarding support for IPv6

Onboarding plans now support machines which have IPv6 addresses.

vRealize Standard+ now supports 11 additional languages

As part of the on-going integration of the SaltStack products to VMware we have completed the translation and release of vRA STD + in 11 languages making it easier for our users around the world take advantage of the powerful capabilities in the vRA STD + product. vRA STD + is now available in the following languages: German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Dutch, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese.

vRealize Log Insight content pack for vRealize Orchestrator v8.3+ now available

The VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) content pack compliments the vSphere content pack and provides a consolidated summary of log events across all vRO components of the environment. The vRealize Orchestrator 8.0+ (vRO 8.0+) content pack for Log Insight provides you with important information across all components of your vRealize Orchestrator 8.3+ environment

The vRO 8.0+ content pack enables:

  • Proactive monitoring of your vRO 8.3+ environment.
  • Server Overview dashboards.
  • Authorization related deatils.
  • Configuration and Content Audit dashboards.
  • Workflow related dashboards includes failure, logs, statitics.
  • Metrics dashboards includes REST Api logs, JVM logs details.
  • Request-based tracing across vRO 8.0+ services using trace id.
  • Troubleshooting and assistance during root-cause analysis.

Content pack can be found here: https://marketplace.cloud.vmware.com/services/details/vrealize-orchestrator-8-0-log-insight-content-...

Plug-in API compatibility updates for VUM plug-in

The VUM (Update Manager) plug-in now supports vSphere 6.7, 7.0, 7.0 U1, 7.0 U2. This enhances support beyond the original vSphere 6.5 API. With VUM you can perform these actions:

  • Upgrade and patch ESXi hosts.
  • Install and update third-party software on hosts.
  • Upgrade virtual machine hardware and VMware Tools

Multiple other bugfixes and improvements

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