April 16, 2024

We’re completely satisfied to announce that VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.6 is now Typically Accessible as of June 15, 2023.

This new launch combines new performance with operational enhancements to present Cloud Suppliers and their tenants a fair smoother expertise whereas replicating workloads.

The Tunnel equipment is chargeable for dealing with all of the replication administration and information visitors making it a essential a part of the VMware Cloud Director Availability structure. Earlier than 4.6, solely a single Tunnel equipment was supported to be a part of the setup, which many Cloud Suppliers thought-about a possible bottleneck for the standard of their DR companies.

The Tunnel Equipment Excessive Availability addresses that concern by permitting a second Tunnel equipment to be deployed. The 2 function in Lively / Lively mode and require an exterior load balancer (for instance, VMware NSX Superior Load Balancer).  

Along with delivering excessive availability, this new characteristic may positively influence the efficiency of the home equipment because the visitors can be balanced between them. 
We are going to publish a weblog put up shortly to counsel totally different design choices and include every little thing in regards to the configuration.
Word: This structure is just out there for VMware Cloud Director clouds.

Since introducing the help for devoted vSphere clouds as a replication vacation spot, we now have prolonged the listing of accessible options with each new launch. This one is not any exception and brings a number of important enhancements:

  • Restoration Plans to outline the failover order of the replicated VMs the identical approach it’s executed for VMware Cloud Director clouds
  • Bandwidth throttling to implement visitors limits on a particular community interface of the Tunnel equipment
  • Public API, which was lacking earlier than. Please verify https://developer.vmware.com for a reference

In VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.3.1, we enabled migrating templates from one catalog to a different in the identical or a distant VMware Cloud Director cloud.

In 4.6, we enhanced that characteristic to verify for template modifications and carry out an automatic migration if a modification is detected. It may end up in overwriting the prevailing template on the vacation spot catalog or creating a more recent model.

Together with all talked about, we now have additionally improved product administration and operability. 

For clouds working VMware Cloud Director 10.3 or later, VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.6 now helps replicating:

  • The DHCP service on vApp remoted networks
  • Routed vApp networks
  • vApp community companies

This implies VMware Cloud Director Availability now not converts routed vApp networks to direct with all community companies eliminated. The identical is legitimate for the remoted the place DHCP help is now not dropped.

There are additionally some enhancements to the Restoration Settings, resulting in a extra unified feel and look for all circumstances:

  • ​For on-premises to cloud replications (Cloud Director vacation spot clouds), the supply and the vacation spot networks could be mapped, equally to cloud-to-cloud replications
  • For vSphere DR and migration:
    • Restoration settings are validated primarily based on the replication settings
    • Supply and vacation spot community mappings permit community mapping per VM

One other new characteristic is the Visitor Customization World Setting, which might management the Visitor Customization Settings – activated or deactivated for all new replications. It could nonetheless be overwritten via the Restoration Settings of every replication. 

Auditing can also be improved with all the brand new occasions added to the VMware Cloud Director audit path, corresponding to logins/logouts, settings modifications, equipment configuration, and so forth. You possibly can evaluate and export these from the VMware Cloud Director Occasions console. That is extraordinarily helpful across the Sovereign Cloud initiative.

The notifications additionally get refined in VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.6. The e-mail channel is prolonged and may now be used for transmitting messages about all of the out there occasions and actions, together with replication-related info.

As well as, each tenants and Cloud Suppliers can subscribe to obtain a weekly exercise abstract through e-mail. The Cloud Suppliers can manually generate this new report via the UI too.

VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.6 helps direct upgrades from 4.4.x and 4.5.x. for Cloud Director clouds and from 4.5.x for vSphere clouds.

For the precise improve steps or in case you have to improve from an older model, please check with the improve documentation.

VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.6 Release notes

VMware Cloud Director Availability Interoperability Matrix

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