VMware vRealize Automation 8.2 – Patch 1 Released

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On November 13, 2020, VMware released the first patch for vRealize Automation 8.2. Patch 1 including twenty-five fixes for the Provisioning Engine, the Service Broker, Migration and Assessment Services, vRealize Orchestrator, and virtual appliance/clustering.

The patch can be installed using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.2. It is recommended to install vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.2 Patch 1 before installing vRealize Automation 8.2 Patch 1 ( For complete details on the items that have been resolved with this hotfix, review the VMware KB article Cumulative Update for vRealize Automation 8.2 (81396). To download the patch for import into environments not connected to the internet, visit the VMware Product Patches page, and select vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager for the Product and vRA-8.2.0-PATCH for the Version.

Items fixed or enhanced in this release include:

  • Provisioning

    • Unable to onboard VMs that had a vSphere tag attached to them renamed

    • Handle empty strings for recoverRunnableId and recoverRunnableType, resulting in duplicate Action runs in a certain scenario

    • Fix handling of networkSelectionIds for multi NIC machines

    • vSphere enumeration doesn’t set subnetLink for machine NICs created outside of vRA

    • Failures observed in deployment when VM-Folder, where it’s supposed to be placed, has special characters

    • large scale - high CPU usage caused by provisioning requests

    • roles: Cloud Assembly User with “Manage Integrations” role not able to create (IPAM, AD) or tag an integration

    • roles: Cloud Assembly User + Project Member gets 403 forbidden viewing projects

    • Remote Console not working for deployments behind tenants in vRA 8.2

    • Resolved issue when adding 20+ projects for AD integration and Editing DNS

    • Disabled extensibility for “simulated” requests - was causing duplicate workflow runs when a deployment is requested

    • Reduce AutoConfigurer job only for AWS Autoscaled groups and spot instances.

  • Service Broker

    • Ignore Error from Ansible if the host is not present in inventory
  • Migration & Assessment Services

    • Certificate acceptance causing an issue with assessment for the second tenant.
    • Fixed problems around assessment retries
    • Stability fixes
    • Added support for vRA 7.4
  • vRealize Orchestrator

    • Updated the vSphere plugin to reflect the latest VMC version
    • Composite Type - Secure or Encrypt string value is not getting masked in UI
    • Fix for package import action parsing - package parser regex is not matching elements in the zip containing dots.
    • Prevent the unintended loss of update in configurations and resources created from scripting during an upgrade
  • Virtual Appliance

    • Add missing logs to logrotate
    • Added more safeguards in the failover process
    • Added cluster watchdog for Flannel
    • Update fluentd vRLI plugin to support HTTP compress and expose suitable vracli option

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