#VMworld Announcement – vRA 7.0

VMware vRealize Automation 7.0 has been announced.  This release is about simplifying the deployment process and improving the user experience.  This release is the prelude to some major functionality additions next year.

In a nutshell (more detail below):

  • Revamped Deployment Architecture
  • Simplified Installation Process with a single OVA
  • Deployment Options – Minimal and Enterprise
  • Deployment Wizard locates IaaS installation candidates with assignment of Server Roles
  • Entitlements enhancement
  • Federated Identity with VMware Identity Management
    • Enhanced Authentication Service
    • Tenant and Directory Management
    • Support for Local Users
    • Per-Tenant Branding
  • Converged Blueprint Designer (CBP)
    • NSX integration for Blueprint Authoring and Deployment
    • Simplified Application Centric Network and Security
  • LifeCycle Extensibility with Centralised Policy Management and Event Broker Service
  • vRealize Orchestrator
    • New Control Center
    • New Plugin Management UI
    • Run-time Metrics and Monitoring


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