VMUG Advantage just added the latest vRealize Automation Enterprise to EVALExperience!

On a closely related note, see also:


vSphere 6.5 Update 1

No word yet on when VMUGAdvantage EVALExperience downloads will offer last week's big update, see:

Meanwhile, performing the updates to Update 1 are pretty darn easy, see:

vRealize Automation Enterprise


You may recall my recent teaser, seen in the tweet at right.

Well, it's here now, vRealize Automation Enterprise is now a part of the VMUGAdvantage extended family of available downloads!

What is vRealize Automation? Check out the Product Page

VMware vRealize Automation is the IT Automation tool of the modern Software-Defined Data Center.
vRealize Automation enables IT Automation through the creation and management of personalized infrastructure, application and custom IT services (XaaS). This IT Automation lets you deploy IT services rapidly across a multi-vendor, multi-cloud infrastructure.

and the VMware vRealize Automation Information page, and the video:

vRealize Automation Overview


Get started with VMUGAdvantage, or login as an existing user:

Once you place your order for vRealize Automation Enterprise, it will show up in your cart for $0, since you're already a subscriber. Here's the downloads you can expect to see upon checkout, ready for immediate and very fast download.

vRealize Automation Enterprise

5.01 GB
Name: VMware-vR-Appliance-
Release Date: 2017-05-25
Build Number: 5610496

4.18 GB
Name: VMware-vR-Appliance-
Release Date: 2017-05-25
Build Number: 5610496

Screenshot analysis - more surprises

Kivuto OnTheHub Download page for VMUG Advantage, as it appeared on August 3 2017.

VMUG Advantage EVALExperience Product List

Here's the complete list, as of today, from the VMUGAdvantage site as seen pictured above:

  1. VMware Workstation 12.5 Pro
  2. VMware NSX with vRNI
  3. vRealize Automation Enterprise - NEW!
  4. VMware Fusion 8.5 Pro
  5. VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus v6.5
  6. VMware vCenter Server v6.x Standard
  7. VMware Virtual SAN
  8. VMware Horizon Advanced Edition
  9. VMware vCloud Suite Standard
  10. VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus v6
  11. VMware vRealize Operations 6 Enterprise
  12. VMware vRealize Orchestrator
  13. VMware vRealize Log Insight
  14. VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon

And here's a copy of the footnote:

If you are licensing the Software for evaluation purposes, your use of the Software is only permitted in a non-production environment and for the period limited by the License Key. Notwithstanding any other provision in this EULA, an Evaluation License of the Software is provided “AS-IS” without indemnification, support or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied. Please refer to the VMware EULA for specific license rights during transaction process.

Now let's have a look at the shorter list that came via email today, to all existing subscribers. Not all items match, and the second to last item below isn't on the list above at all:

  1. VMware vCenter Server v6.x Standard
  2. VMware vSphere® ESXi Enterprise Plus with Operations Management™ (6 CPU licenses)
  3. VMware vCloud Suite® Standard
  4. VMware vRealize Operations™
  5. VMware vRealize Log Insight™
  6. VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon®
  7. VMware Horizon® Advanced Edition
  8. VMware vSAN™
  9. VMware Workstation Pro 12.5
  10. VMware Fusion Pro 8.5
  11. VMware NSX Enterprise Edition (6 CPU licenses)
  12. VMware vRealize Network Insight - NEW!
  13. VMware vRealize Automation 7.3 Enterprise - NEW!

vRealize Network Insight

So, what do you think, seems VMware vRealize Network Insight is coming soon too? Sure seems that way, see also the VMUG EVALExperience page, and the screenshot of the email that appears below.

vRealize Network Insight Overview

I have not personally had a chance to try vRealize Automation Enterprise in my home lab yet, publishing this article before the two concurrent ISO downloads had a chance to finish, even at 50Mbps!

Here's a copy of the email that went out to existing VMUGAdvantage members.


Here's the new vRealize Community.

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