VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle (formerly vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager)
VMware has released the latest update to the vRealize Suite, vRealize Automation 8.8, on April 28, 2022. With this release, VMware has provided several enhancements and new features, including support for multi-level approval policies, enhanced custom naming for deployment resources, and support for legacy vRealize Orchestrator workflow presentations within vRealize Automation custom forms.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past couple days, you’ve likely been seeing many articles regarding CVE-2021-44228 which describes a remote code execution vulnerability within Apache Log4j. Apache Log4j is a Java-based logging utility used by many applications across the world, and as such, this vulnerability is a huge issue due to how easy it is to exploit as well as the sheer number of vulnerable devices. Like most companies with Java based applications, many of VMware’s products utilize Log4j to provide application logging capabilities.
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.
The latest release of vRealize Automation 8.0 is based on a completely rewritten codebase and is a dramatic departure from the previous versions of vRealize Automation. vRealize Automation 8.0 is an on-premise release of the VMware vRealize Automation Cloud SaaS offering that has been available for a while now. The platform consists of 3 components: Cloud Assembly, Cloud Broker, and Code Stream. The new vRealize Automation 8.0 virtual appliance includes these components as well as an integrated version of vRealize Orchestrator 8.
Introduction In this short post, we will quickly review the process for installing Patch 1 to your existing vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) 2.1 deployment. The release notes for the patch are available in VMware KB 68067. How to Obtain the Patch You can directly download the patch within the vRSLCM interface or if your vRSLCM deployment does not have Internet access, you can download it from the VMware Patch Download Center.