We’re comfortable to announce that the VMware Cloud Supplier Lifecycle Supervisor (VCPLCM) 1.4 is now usually accessible for our Cloud Suppliers. With this launch, we proceed to ship operational simplicity together with the enhancements that allow our Cloud Suppliers to enhance and ship seamless and safe providers to their clients.
What’s new with 1.4?
The wait is over!! The foremost addition on this model is the “import operation” , not like earlier ones, now you can import an present product with only some particulars – only a matter a number of clicks within the UI – that allows Cloud Suppliers to import a product and handle brownfield environments utilizing VCPLCM.
Underneath Environments, Click on on Register Atmosphere to import a product and handle.
Day-2 Operations help via GUI
This launch brings many function enhancements to shut the hole between the API and GUI capabilities. Cloud Suppliers can now use the GUI to operationalize Day 2 duties like:
- Product Upgrades
- Certificates Administration
- Node Administration
The ‘Uncover’ function has been launched to trace the adjustments or modifications made to the deployed product and sync it with the Lifecycle Supervisor Repository.
Now you can uncover adjustments made to the deployed product in an atmosphere and a registered datacenter. To know extra about Datacenter, please consult with the VMware Documentation.
Concurrent Process Execution
This new function tremendously decreases the supply instances as Cloud Suppliers needn’t look ahead to a process to finish to begin one other, as VCPLCM 1.4 is able to working a number of duties for various merchandise concurrently. This may be useful particularly when you’re upgrading a number of product deployments concurrently. Customers can request duties in sequence, ought to there be no free “execution slot” it is going to be queued and executed as soon as doable.
Detailed Product View
With varied merchandise and variations deployed, it consumes effort to maintain monitor of the small print of all of the elements. This enhancement helps Cloud Suppliers to view product particulars which can be working of their environments – deployed or registered product specs – by clicking Open (as proven in Fig. 1) and the identical is relevant for registered Datacenter(s)
With model 1.4 you possibly can retrieve logs and error messages simply utilizing GUI and API as in opposition to its predecessors the place, one needed to log in to the VCPLCM host by way of SSH to retrieve logs. We’ve launched separate log recordsdata corresponding to every process ID for ease of troubleshooting (Fig. 1a).
We’ve additionally offered the choice to generate a help bundle to retrieve all mandatory log and config recordsdata bundled in an archive via API and GUI. (Fig. 1c)
In-place Interop Bundle Replace
Model 1.4 simplifies the method of checking and deploying Interop Bundles. You may verify the provision of the newest interop bundle and replace it from the UI, the place we have now offered choices like Examine for Interop Bundle Replace and Replace Interop Bundle underneath Administration tab (Fig 2a).
To additional simplify, we have now launched a banner which can be introduced once you log in to GUI that will periodically verify the provision of the newest interop bundle and immediate you to replace in order that your VCPLCM host is updated.
Please word, that this operate requires VCPLCM host wants VMware Buyer Join to entry for respective binaries.
Automated Repository Listing Construction Creation
One more addition on this model is the automated creation of listing construction. As part of the preliminary boot, the repository creation can be triggered with all of the supported product directories of that particular launch, thus eliminating the necessity for Cloud Suppliers to manually configure repositories.
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