VMware vRealize Operations 6.2 is the new name of the vCloud Automation Center product that will be now part of the new vRealize suite. But will be not only a barely renaming of an existing product, instead it will be a completely new version with several interesting improvements and enhancements.

Of course, there will be a tight integration between vRealize Operations and Automation (like in health status displays and reclaims inactive VMs) but also lot of enhancements in usage (more ease of use) and supportability and an admin Friendly CLI (to simplify scripting of vRealize Automation commands).

Integration with the vRealize Operations will handle better the resource reclamation task, with improved identification of idle resources and automated action:


In this schema vRealize Operations will identifying the idle VMs and set idle threshold values. At this point will be possible have a view list of vMs that meets idle threshold
criteria and use this list of VMs to feed vCAC reclamation.

Other releval news are about enhanced endpoint Support:

  • vSphere 6 (Q1-15)
  • XenDesktop 7
  • OpenStack (Havana)

But there is also a new component: the new Cloud Client.


Cloud Client will be a command-line utility that provides verb-based access with a unified interface across the vCAC APIs (including IaaS, Applications, vCO). The focuse is on providing an easy-to-use command-line interface for the IT administrator where scripting and CLI use is more feasible than direct API calls.

This will be available as a separate Download in Early Q4 (and will also supports version 6.1).

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2387 Posts)

Virtualization & Cloud Architect. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). PernixPro 2014. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014. MVP 2014. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.