Getting Started with vRealize Automation 8.0 Cloud Assembly

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As a followup to my Deploying VMware vRealize Automation 8.0 walkthrough, we’ll now utilize our new vRealize Automation 8.0 deployment to configure a basic Blueprint and provision our first virtual machine using Cloud Assembly. vRealize Automation 8.0 includes a great “Getting Started” wizard that we’re provided when we access our deployment for the first time. While this option gets us up and running the fastest with Cloud Assembly, it obscures the task required to begin using Cloud Assembly.

Upgrading to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0

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vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0 is the latest release of VMware’s application platform for deploying, upgrading, and managing the various products included in the vRealize Suite. Don’t worry; you didn’t miss several releases between version 2.1 to version 8.0. Instead, VMware has decided to baseline all of the latest vRealize Suite products onto a common version number. Unlike with the previous version of Lifecycle Manager, upgrading to version 8.0 requires the deployment of a new virtual appliance and migration of your existing configuration.

DISA Releases Updated VMware vSphere 6.5 STIGs - Version 1, Release 2

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On October 25, 2019, the Defense Information Systems Agency has made available the first updates to VMware vSphere 6.5 STIGs released earlier this year. VMware vSphere 6.5 STIG Version 1, Release 2 includes updates to both the ESXi and the Virtual Machine STIGs. Per the revision history provided in the updated STIG download, the following changes were made: VMware vSphere 6.5 ESXi STIG V-94491, V-94493, V-94495, V-94497, V94499, V-94501, V-94503, V-94513, V94515,V-94517, V-94519, V-94521, V94523, V-94525, V-94527, V-94537, V94539, V-94541, V-94551, V-94553, V94555, V-94557, V-94049 - Removed multiple duplicate requirements in ESXi STIG.


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