New features and innovations in vRealize Automation required several platform-level enhancements that are tightly aligned with our customer’s cloud transformation strategies and SDDC vision.
VMware created the Upgrade Assistance Program to help you determine your readiness and to ensure that you can successfully upgrade to vRealize Automation 7.0.
The following information is designed to help you upgrade and benefit from all of the latest innovations and platform enhancements.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.X is poised to raise the bar for modern Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) through several innovations that streamline delivery of personalized infrastructure, applications, and custom IT services.
Starting with vRealize Automation 7.0, VMware delivers several industry-first innovations including:
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 six times faster than with previous deployments. The simplified architecture, including authentication and Single Sign-On, in vRealize Automation 7.0 brings ease to this process, enabling you to begin provisioning services in a fraction of the time this used to take.
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.
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.
Feature-enhanced extensibility, which simplifies and expands the ability to invoke external tools and integrate with existing systems. A new event broker simplifies and standardizes the process by which third-party solutions integrate with vRealize Automation.