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Now generally available: Plug-in for VMware vRealize Automation

Today, we’re announcing that our plug-in for VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is now generally available for all users, providing an additional way for VMware customers to manage and consume Google Cloud resources.

IT operators can use Google-provided blueprints or build their own blueprints for Google Cloud resources such as VM instances, Google Kubernetes Engine clusters, and Cloud Storage buckets to publish to the vRA service catalog. End users can select and launch resources in a predictable manner using familiar tools.

In this launch, we have added a number of new features and enhancements based on customer feedback. The following are some of the key features and improvements in addition to reliability and performance updates:

New features

  • Support for new services: GKE, Cloud SQL, Cloud Spanner, Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Key Management Service, Cloud Filestore (beta), and IAM Service Accounts
  • Improved VM Instance workflows including set Windows password, execute SSH command, retrieve serial port output, and restore from snapshot

Enhancements

  • Support for http proxy settings when creating a connection.
  • Workflows to simplify the import of XaaS custom resources and blueprints into vRA.
  • Default options for the create VM Instance workflow.
  • View estimated monthly cost in the create VM Instance workflow.
  • Workflows to capture errors and optionally email to support.
  • Improved connection synchronization handling on vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) clusters.
  • First-class support for health check management.
  • User documentation for vRO scripting objects.

To download the plug-in and get started, visit the Google solutions page.

To learn more about how you can adapt your existing technology to a hybrid cloud, visit our hybrid cloud solutions page. You can also find more information on vRA and the plug-in by reading VMware’s blog.