VMware vRealize Operations 8.4 is Now Available

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VMware vRealize Operations 8.4 has reached general availability as of April 15, 2021. With this release, VMware has provided several enhancements and new capabilities, including:

  • vRealize Application Remote Collector has been deprecated and replaced by Cloud Proxy
  • Introduction of the new vRealize Operations Automation Center that allows for scheduling of automation jobs from within vRealize Operations
  • Introduction of Alert Payload Templates that allow for easy customization of alert plugin content
  • Simplified Alert Notifications
  • Outbound Plugin Enhancements
  • Telegraf-based Application Monitoring Enhancements
  • Major enhancements regarding cost management and reporting
    • Support for VMware Cloud on AWS Costing
    • APIs for Pricing Rate Cards
    • Cost Optimization Dashboards
    • New Cost and Price Dashboards for both the consumer layer and provider layer
    • What If – Migration Planning for Azure VMware Solution (AVS) and Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE)
    • Tag-Based Price as Individual Metrics
    • Costing and Pricing of Short-Lived VMs allowing for tracking VMs to a minimum granularity of five minutes lifetime
    • Energy Consumed, OS Categories, and Number of Rack Units as new cost drivers
  • Ability to export all content using a single button for backup/restore, cloud migration, and disaster recovery use cases
  • Availability of a system access URL (vRealize Operations Cluster LB IP/FQDN) to support registration of vRealize Operations within Center using the load balancer URL (FINALLY!)
  • Ability to integrate vRealize Operations with Azure VMware Solution and Google Cloud VMware Engine
  • VMware Cloud​ on AWS Enhancements
  • Enhancements to the NSX-T, AWS, and Microsoft Azure native management packs
  • Native management packs have been renamed to follow a consistent naming convention

For the full details on all changes in vRealize Operations 8.4, check out the vRealize Operations 8.4 Release Notes - What’s New

For additional details of the changes in vRealize Operations 8.4, check out the What’s New in vRealize Operations 8.4 and Cloud and Announcing vRealize Operations v8.4 and vRealize Operations Cloud VMware Blog post.

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