vRealize Orchestrator – vRO 6.0.1 is now available!

vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.1 is now available.  This is exciting especially of your are running vRA 6.2 and would like to deploy an external vRO server.  That of course is just one of the benefits of the new vRO 6.0,1 release.  Below is additional new features with this release:

What’s new?

With this release vRealize Orchestrator introduces a more flexible content delivery mechanism due to increased workflow development efficiency and a new troubleshooting experience. Workflow developers benefit from a more programming-free design experience provided by the new control flow activities and error handling mechanism. Workflow execution and monitoring is easier when using the new administrative interface. vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.1 introduces better configuration options for vSphere 6.0, by using a unified page for configuring vCenter Single Sign-On authentication, licensing, and vCenter component registry. The stability of the vCenter Server plug-in has been improved by resolving major issues based on customer feedback.

vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.1 has an updated model for installing the vSphere Web Client plug-in for vRealize Orchestrator. vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.1 supports the vSphere Web Client integration and context execution of vRealize Orchestrator workflows as part of vSphere Web Client 6.0.

Switch Case

The Switch Case activity handles complex conditional and branching operations within the automated workflows. In common with the decision elements, Switch Case activity controls the workflow run by letting workflow developers specify different code that should be executed in various conditions. In the switch statement, a variable is tested for equality against a list of values. When a case statement matches the value of the variable, the particular workflow branch is processed.

Global Error Handling

In addition to the traditional activity based error handling, Orchestrator 6.0.1 introduces a global error handling mechanism, which lets workflow developers select a default error path for a global workflow level. The default error handling activity diagram lets a custom definition of rollback actions in case of a workflow failure.

vRealize Orchestrator Control Center (Beta)

vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.1 introduces the Control Center interface, which increases the administrative efficiency of vRealize Orchestrator instances by providing a centralized administrative interface for runtime execution, workflow monitoring, unified log access and configurations, and correlation between the workflow execution and system resources. Because this feature is currently in Beta, you are encouraged to try it and provide additional feedback. The vRealize Orchestrator logging mechanism has been optimized with an additional log file that gathers various performance metrics for vRealize Orchestrator engine’s throughput.

You can download the bits and documentation at the following locations:

Download Landing Page

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VROVA_601&productId=491&rPId=7503

Documentation Landing Page

http://vmware.com/support/pubs/orchestrator_pubs.html

Release Notes

http://vmware.com/support/orchestrator/doc/vrealize-orchestrator-601-release-notes.html

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