Release: VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Tuesday, December 10th, 2013   |  

During VMworld in October this year, VMware announced version 6.0 of its automated virtual machine and physical server provisioning tool vCloud Automation Center (vCAC). It provides end-users with an Self-Service catalog in which they can request infrastructure components.

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Today VMware released version 6.0, providing the following new functionality:

  • Ability for end users to request application services and monitor their deployment status
    • This functionality comes from Application Director
  • Improved approval policy engine
  • End users can roll back system updates
  • External Services connection options
  • Policy based provisioning
  • New Advanced Service Designer allowing the design of user forms and provisioning workflows
  • Integration with IT Business Management Standard Edition
  • Support for VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, provision and perform basic administrative tasks on virtual machines deployed in vCloud Hybrid Services
  • Support for OpenStack (In addition to vSphere, vCloud Director, Amazon Web Services, Hyper-V, Kernel-based Virtual Machine, Citrix XenServer, and various physical server management interfaces)
  • Access vSphere machines via Remote Console
  • Support for the dynamic creation of isolated and routed networks and load balancers.
  • Support for vSAN as a datastore
  • Support for reuse of Puppet content to build application blueprints in Application Director
  • Support for Storage DRS
  • Support for LDAP services
  • Multi-tenancy improvements
  • Verb-oriented RESTFUL APIs in BETA

Thanks to Marcel van den Berg for providing the news


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