• Brock Peterson

VMware vRealize Code Drop!

Updated: Apr 27

This past Thursday, February 4, was GA day for new releases of products in the VMware vRealize Suite! vRealize Operations Manager, vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Automation, and vRealize Lifecycle Manager received their 8.3 updates and vRealize Network Insight went to 6.1.


Here are the highlights. I've also linked the "What's New In..." blog from the VMware Technical Marketing Managers for more details. A lot of great stuff here, enjoy!


1. vROps 8.3 - https://blogs.vmware.com/management/2021/02/whats-new-in-vrealize-operations-8-3.html

a. New and improved Cloud Optimization Assessment

b. Federal Information Processing Standard Publication (FIPS) 140-2

c. 20-second Peak Metrics in addition to Averages

d. Enhanced VMC on AWS visibility with new Inventory Trees

e. vROp Cloud location in Europe (Frankfurt, Germany)


2. vRLI 8.3 - https://blogs.vmware.com/management/2021/02/whats-new-in-vrealize-log-insight-8-3.html

a. Support for FIPS 140-2

b. Configurable Consent Agreement

c. Support of cross-domain grou-based authentication for vIDM users

d. Ability to download the vRLI Agent Unauthenticated via vRLI API


3. vRA 8.3 - https://blogs.vmware.com/management/2021/02/whats-new-with-vrealize-automation-8-3-technical-overview.html

a. SaltStack Config Integration

b. Enhanced Secrets and Secure Properties

c. Support for Property Groups

d. Migration assistant now works with the NSX-T migration coordinator

e. Network Automation Enhancements

f. Global and Tenant Based Image Mappings and Flavors

g. Improved integration with vROps to include Alerts

h. Change Ownership as a day-2 Action

i. Custom Resources

j. Terraform Provider Enhancements

k. Custom Form Updates

l. New Active Directory Cloud Template Properties

m. Project based Placement Policy

n. New Easy Install Options


4. vRSLCM 8.3 - https://www.vmware.com/products/vrealize-lifecycle-manager.html

a. Support for FIPS 140-2

b. Support for Lifecycle Operations of vRA SaltStack Config

c. Lifecycle Operations Support for vRA XL Nodes

d. Support for vIDM 3.3.4

e. Content Management Usability Improvements


5. vRNI 6.1 - https://blogs.vmware.com/management/2021/02/whats-new-in-vrealize-network-insight-6-1.html

a. Network Assurance and Verification feature enhancements

b. VMware SD-WAN Analytics

c. Integration with NSX Intelligence

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