Hello the VMware community. VMware has released yesterday a small but important update to vRA 8.
So what’s new?
Well, in the very first release of vRA 8, it wasn’t possible yet to migrate from vRA 7.x , due to the major changes in the architecture. it was just a matter of time before VMware brings up the functionality.
But from now on, you can migrate your existing vRA 7.5 or 7.6 environnent to 8.0.1. VMware also says that a migration is possible by creating a brand new vRA 8 platform and then migrate all the configuration from an existing vRA 7.x environment.
I can imagine that a lot of people was waiting for this feature which is quite important and especially when it comes to a major release of a product. So guys let’s go to our homelabs or test environment and do some migrations.
VMware also developed a new migration assessment tool to collect “offline” data from your vRA, vRO or external vRO source environment. Then you can upload the collected data during the assessment phase of your new installation.
The new features below are part of vRA 8.0.1 as well:
- Git Integrations
- Blueprint Properties Editor
- API enhancements for Networking and Deployments
- Extensibility VA and ABX resiliency enhancements
- vRO based catalog services now support array/number as inputs parameters
- Custom forms enhancements
You can download the new release of vRA 8 below.
vRealize Automation 8.0.1 download
And here is the official release note where you’ll find more details about that new release, bugs fixes, known issues and so on.
I’ll try soon to publish a new post describing the whole migration process, so stay put!