vRA 8.1 Custom Resources

Todays announcement of vRealize Automation 8.1 reveals the possibility to use Custom resources in vRA.

I am super exited about that ability. Those who know me, knows that I am a HUGE fan of vRO (vRealize Orchestrator) and the possibility to add anything as a resource in a vRA really opens the product to so many possibilities.

Anything you can imagine, and that you can make vRO do, you can put in a blueprint.

Spoiler alert. New vRA 8.1 feature
vRA - Custom Resources

Using the blueprints you have the possibility to do the following using vRO workflows:

  • Deploy a custom resource
  • Update a custom resource
  • Destroy a custom resource
  • Custom Day-2 Actions on both custom resources, but also on ANY out of the box resource
New Custom Resource Action

Personally I think this might be the best improvement for vRA in some time, since this expands the possibility for vRA to do anything in a very consumable fashion.

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