Our most recent release of the Broker includes many new features and plugin additions.
The Broker now supports a controlled vocabulary to enable better management of network outcomes when modelling a blueprint in the Composer. Map specified CIDR ranges to specific Named Networks and control cloud sprawl at the Environment level.
Variable Sets allow an Administrator to establish a list of parameters that can be passed to a Composer Node using Environment/Provider/Account/Network conditions at runtime. Variable Sets allow an organisation to manage input values such as Password and UserID without making them visible to the Application Architect.
- Node Conditions – Users can now troubleshoot a Deployment by managing every Node Lifecycle event that is part of an orchestrated service.
- Auto Terminate – Users and Architects can now choose NOT to auto terminate a Deployment to help troubleshoot scripts and orchestration events quickly.
- Standard Out – Script outputs are now visible from the Node Condition screen to help understand Fabric events that are executed during Deployment.
RBAC services have been implemented for all functions of the Broker. Permissions can now be applied to Environments, Artefacts, Deployments. Now any object within the Broker can be RBAC controlled by the Administrator.
Web Hooks functionality is now available as an Advanced offering in the Composer. A Web Hooks is a “user-defined HTTP callback” that can trigger an event when a dependent action is specified in the Composer.
The Cloud Broker now supports Oracle Cloud as a Native Cloud endpoint for orchestrated events.
The Cloud Broker can now manage VMs that reside on a Nutanix cluster. The Nutanix Plug-in generates an Inventory that is sent to Analytics for Chargeback purposes. This Inventory is associated with a Custom Rate card to generate an Invoice for complete financial transparency.
The Cloud Broker can now manage any VM’s that resides on a VMware cluster. The VMware Plug-in generates an Inventory that is sent to Analytics for Chargeback purposes. This Inventory is associated with a Custom Rate card to generate an Invoice for complete financial transparency.
Users can now connect to VMs running in cloud and on-premise using the Guacamole framework. Connect via RDP, SSH or VNC to Linux and Windows machines with a single click. The Broker securely manages all SSH Keys and UserID and Passwords needed to connect to the remote instance.
An administrator can configure the Broker to report ALL events, both user and system, to a nominated Slack Channel to help monitor the Broker environment and deliver a better proactive service offering to end users.