VMware vRealize Automation Cloud: May Launch 05.20

We’re excited to announce significant improvements to VMware vRealize Automation Cloud. In this article, we run you through the latest updates and features.

Following the launch of vRealize Automation 8.1 last month, we’re pleased to share the latest improvements to vRealize Automation Cloud, the SaaS sibling of vRA.


Granular approvals for any catalog item  

Approval policies have been one of the most important features in vRealize Automation. In this release, we made some significant improvements. Approvals can now apply to all catalog items, including native vRA Blueprints, AWS CFTs, vRO workflows, ABX actions, OVAs and more. 

Additionally, users can now trigger approval policies based on granular, resource-level criteria, such as cloud account, target cloud, flavor/size, image, region and resource type.

Learn all about approvals in vRA Cloud in this blog.


Custom resources and Day 2 actions

We’re constantly adding new out-of-the-box resources and actions in vRA Cloud. However, as every environment is different and has unique requirements, we also introduce custom resources and actions in vRA. You can add and manage custom resource types as vRA blueprint objects, as well as create lifecycle actions to adapt to any process or workflow. 

Read more about it in this dedicated blog.


Other additions

This month, we also introduced new features to the Terraform Provider for vRA, deployment history details for up to 90 days after deletion, API enhancements for password change and the ability to share ABX actions across projects.


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Get your ducks in a row with vRA Cloud!

Visit the vRA Cloud website to learn more about the features and explore vRA Cloud with a free 45-day trial.


About the Authors

Yujiang Sun

Yujiang is a Senior Product Manager at VMware focusing on vRealize Automation products. She specializes in public and private cloud infrastructure as code and empowering enterprise developer tools.

Lefteris Marakas

Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware

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