VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.1 released

At September 9 VMware released VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.1 (vCAC) for download.

What is new:

  • Now supports Windows Server 2012 SP1 R2 (.NET 4.5.1).
  • Improvements in Reporting.
    IaaS Chargeback by Allocated Resource by Group report displays cost for blueprint, CPU, memory, storage, days, and totals.
  • Enhancements for Puppet  integration
    Provides actions for puppet-based deployments
    Enables Windows support for puppet applications
    Enables support up to Puppet Enterprise 3.2.3 and Puppet Open Source 3.6.2
    and more
  • Enhanced Interfaces for accessing Automation Services
    vCloud Automation Center has number of interfaces that can be used to request and manage vCAC’s infrastructure, application and custom IT services from existing service catalogs and application. In Q2, VMware delivered a VCO plug-in library of workflows for requesting and managing VCAC Services. With this release we have enhanced our API. Simplifying it to make it more verb oriented and easier to use. Now with a single API call you can accomplish what previously took multiple API calls. In addition we have added a command Line Interface and Java SDK.
  • New and Updated vCenter Orchestrator Workflows
    vCenter Orchestrator is the preferred approach for adapting and extending vCloud Automation Center. In the last 6 months VMware and our partners have enhanced or extended over 20 different vCenter Orchestrator plug-ins. Containing hundreds of new workflows that can be used to integrate multi-vendor components from Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Afore Solutions, Acronis, BT Diamond HP EMC, F5 HDS, Infoblox, Intigua and others.
  • Enhanced Integration with VMware vCloud Suite Components
    ITBM Standard Edition allows companies to compare the costs of their vCAC based private cloud Services with equivalent services in Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure allowing companies to make better choices of where they place specific workloads. New in this release users can now compare private cloud costs against VMware Hybrid Cloud Service (vCHS). In addition all ITBM Standard reporting is now vCAC organizationally aware. Reports can now be aggregated by Tenant, Business Group and other vCAC policy constructs.

An overview of all the enhancements can be found here.
Documentation here 

Download vCAC 6.1  here

More info in the blog of Christiaan Roeleveld here.

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