vRealize Operations 6.2 was released last night and is now available for download!
Looking at what’s new very quickly there are some good new enhancements but when you compare this to the 6.1 release it’s perhaps a little light, nevertheless there appears to be some new cool features and enhancements to be had in this version.
There does not appear to be any sizing/scale increases.
Upgrading from existing 6.1 versions can be done via a .pak file.
The main focus of this update appears to be on stability (which is no bad thing given a few horror stories I have heard)
Enhanced Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) Integration
vRealize Operations now offers enhanced integration with the vCenter Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) when making and executing workload placement recommendations. The vRealize Operations Manager analytics determine cross-cluster placement opportunities, while vCenter Distributed Resource Scheduler determines the best destination within clusters. The enhanced integration uses all DRS rules, constraints, and enterprise-class capabilities.
New Workload Utilization Dashboard
The Workload Utilization Dashboard enables you to see the object workload utilization for Cluster, DataCenter, and Custom DataCenter containers. The new dashboard incorporates an updated Utilization widget, capable of operating in either a capacity or workload utilization mode.
Ability to Import Single Sign-On Users
As an Administrator, you can now add and authorize new users for vRealize Operations Manager by importing them from a Single Sign-On source.
Telemetry Enablement on Upgrade
This release includes a one-time dialog after you upgrade that allows you to participate in the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program. This program collects anonymous product configuration and usage data to enhance future versions of vRealize Operations.
The portable licensing feature adds the ability for customers to license use of the product in vSphere as well as non-vSphere environments.
Resolved issues/bug fixes with this version