May 18, 2024

We’re completely happy to announce the final availability of model 1.4 of  VMware Cloud Director extension for VMware Information Options as of 29 February, 2024. 

At present, enterprise functions throughout industries are closely depending on knowledge because it offers larger personalization, predictable choice making, higher efficiency, superior person expertise leading to higher enterprise outcomes. 

Builders proceed to construct and evolve up to date functions matching as much as the calls for of the fashionable enterprise. VMware Cloud Director extension for VMware Information Options equips developer personas with the instruments to construct and run at the moment’s trendy functions by offering a seamless multi-tenant secure platform to transact and work with utility parts like databases which might be important for contemporary functions.

We’ve centered this launch primarily on the next facets:

  • Information Safety
  • Consumption Reporting
  • Template administration

Information Safety

Information loss is a nightmare for any enterprise. Not solely does it end in excessive prices but in addition negatively impacts the fame. Information losses could happen as a result of varied elements. It may be a results of {hardware} failures or software program glitches/bugs or human errors. Along with this, many regulated industries now mandate to retailer backups for auditing functions and is required for companies to adjust to these laws.
To this regard, Database directors (DBAs) conduct common backups to fight and comply in case of such incidents. This job turns into very advanced for DBAs when there are a number of situations working on disparate parts.

We’ve launched, the brand new “Backup & Help” web page for customers the place they will backup and additionally schedule them to revive VMware SQL with Postgres & VMware SQL with MySQL database situations.

  • Companions can handle again up actions, like create, view, and delete backup locations (Kubernetes clusters) from the brand new Backup & Restore web page. Cloud suppliers may present this as a self service to knowledge seasoned tenants which assist tenant builders to check new options, carry out upgrades in parallel to the manufacturing situations.
  • Tenant customers can now create on-demand back-ups in addition to create, pause, and resume scheduled backups.

This helps Tenants restore a database occasion from an current backup by themselves – both from the Cases or Backup & Restore web page – lowering the dependence on the service supplier for every every motion, thus making a extra environment friendly and a sooner course of. This additionally helps scaling / migration of DB situations between K8s clusters.

Consumption Reporting

That is probably the most awaited characteristic that has been launched on this launch. Service suppliers now have the skill to view the true time useful resource consumption (CPU and Reminiscence consumption) per database occasion, by UI or by API.
This helps service suppliers to meter and generate utilization stories thus aiding them higher monetize knowledge companies.

Template Administration

Ranging from model 1.4, service suppliers can handle / customise database templates for his or her tenants. Service suppliers can carry out the next actions on current answer templates:

  • Clone – database templates could be cloned/ duplicated and supplied within the template lists for tenant consumption.
  • Edit identify and default values
  • Delete non-built in templates
  • Publish or unpublish templates thus optimizing the flows.
    VMware Cloud Director extension for Information Options Enhancements

Along with the above, we have now additionally launched a couple of upgrades and enhancements. Ranging from this model, upgrading of the information options add-on removes all legacy variations of VMware Cloud Director extension for Information Options add-on situations.

Additionally, we have now launched a “notification banner” that highlights and promotes all deployment errors as a banner.

Getting Began

Obtain the newest model of the VMware Cloud Director extension for VMware Information Options here. In case you are already a person, improve to the newest model immediately from the VMware Cloud Director UI or observe these simple steps.

Please check with the release notes and our documentation page for extra data on the discharge. Additionally take a look at the and the for an in depth data on the product.

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