VMware has Announced General Availability of VMware vRealize Automation 8.8 as on April 28, 2022. With this release, VMware has provided several enhancements and new capabilities.
This creates an opening, particularly for IT infrastructure
and operations teams that maintain the needs of developers and DevOps
engineers, to streamline IT delivery processes by embracing modern automation
practices. Because the existing IT infrastructure processes have been too
tightly coupled and too inflexible to maintain modern application development
practices, developers have embraced public clouds and open-source tools without
a lot of IT oversight. Therefore, modernizing IT processes with automation
holds the key to empowering IT to drive innovation together with developers in
a safe, compliant, agile, and scalable way.Key vRealize
Automation 8.8 capabilities and enhancements include:
approvals. Enable customers to define an approval policy and
provision workflows in their environments. This feature adds the ability
to specify the level of approval when multiple policies meet approval
criteria. This allows approvals to send out sequentially, requiring
multiple approvals before a requested cloud template is deployed. Use
cases include an administrative approval, followed by a finance approval,
to ensure that a provisioning request follows all policies and is within
naming. Allow admins to easily manage and automate multiple naming
standards. vRealize Automation has completely evolved the original feature
to offer a wide range of additional features included unique profiles
based upon scope, unique increments, and patterns per resource type,
configure increment settings, expanded properties for the format, and
matching patterns to support additional unique counters specific to a
2 operations for vSphere with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) clusters. Enhance
automation by provisioning Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters to update the
Kubernetes version, Tanzu Cluster VM classes and scale worker nodes.
Owner Day-2 Action support for AD Group Users. Facilitate the change
of a deployment owner to users belonging to AD groups, such as project
administrator or project member. Following this enhancement, users can
easily provide AD groups with access to vRealize Automation and move
ownership between users.
Lifecycle Manager support for vRealize Orchestrator. Enable vRealize
Lifecycle Manager support for vRO lifecycle management, including vRO
installation, configurations, upgrades/patching, import, day-2 operations,
and API automation. This feature allows customers to upgrade their entire
vRealize infrastructure through a single pane, including external vRO
instances, which leads to a dramatically lower operational cost.
Key vRealize Automation use cases:
Cloud. Evolve your VMware data center to private or multi-cloud
infrastructure based on VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Cloud.
Operations. Harness event-driven automation to deliver full-service,
closed-loop IT system compliance enforcement and vulnerability
for Infrastructure. Enable a powerful Infrastructure as Code platform
with support for infrastructure pipelining and iterative development.
Automation. Automate the management of Kubernetes clusters and
namespaces with support for vSphere with Tanzu.
Automation. Automate VMware NSX to
enable faster deployment and complete lifecycle automation of traditional
and modern applications.
Learn more about vRealize Automation 8.8 and its new features – please
check out these technical blogs:
Policies in vRealize Automation
- Cloud Assembly
Custom naming re-imagined
- What’s New in
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.8
- New vRealize
Automation Reddit Community Channel
- New Learn
vRealize Automation Sites