VMware created this Upgrade Center to help you determine your readiness and to ensure that you can successfully upgrade or migrate to vRealize Automation 7.1.
Let us help! VMware created the vRealize Production Test tool to assess your current vRealize Automation 6.2.x environment and provide recommendations for upgrade or migration to vRealize Automation 7.1.
If you run into any issues, please reach out to VMware Global Support by sending an email to vRA-Upgrade-Assist-CreateGSSRequest@vmware.com using your VMware support-linked email address.
The installation wizard greatly reduces the time it takes to get things up and running. With the minimal deployment option, you can be up and running 6 times faster than with previous deployments. The simplified architecture of vRealize Automation 7, including authentication, Single Sign-On, silent installation capabilities, and an optional migration tool, brings added ease to this process, enabling you to begin provisioning services in a fraction of the time this used to take.
Service blueprints can be edited as text files to facilitate DevOps deployments. The ability to export and import blueprints as code improves version control and sharing of policies across vRealize Automation instances and tenants. In addition, a collection of vSphere and AWS blueprints are now available on the Sample Exchange to rapidly improve time to value.
A new unified service blueprint and design canvas for defining single machine blueprints to multi-tier applications. Component services like compute infrastructure, networks, security, and software can be intuitively assembled with a simple move of your mouse.
Features enhanced extensibility, to simplify and expand the ability to invoke external tools and integrate with existing systems. We have added a new Event Broker that simplifies and standardizes the process by which 3rd party solutions integrate with vRealize Automation. In addition, we now have much stronger integrations with vCenter, InfoBlox, and Active Directory.
This Spotlight Overview and Demo provides an overview of the innovative new features included in vRealize Automation 7, including federated identity with vIDM, the Converged Blueprint, Network and Application Authoring, and Lifecycle Extensibility with the Event Broker.