Release: VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0

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.


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