Last week I wrote about the new vSAN management pack for vRealize Operations. This week sees another nice new storage feature/solution released. This time it is a solution to integrate vRealize Automation and Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM). For those of you who saw the VMworld 2016 keynotes, you may remember Yanbing Li demonstrating the ability to have a VM move to a completely new datacenter, based on storage policy compliance. In essence, if a VM exits compliance with its storage policy (for whatever reason), vRealize Automation SPBM integration can initiate a migration of this VM to a completely different datacenter/vCenter server/storage to bring it back to compliance with its underlying storage.
The vRA SPBM Integration solution 2.1.0 works with vRA 7.1.0 and 7.2.0. It provides a new “Day 2” action for Storage Policy based Cross-vCenter VM Migration.
This 2.1.0 version is released as a vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) plug-in. An administrator will need to install the plugin via the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center.
vRA SPBM integration solution 2.1.0 is available via VMware Solution Exchange. You will also find the documentation and some nice videos of the solution in action at that location.