Project Supernova is to build a common machine learning inference service framework by enabling machine learning inference accelerators across edge endpoint devices, edge systems and cloud, with or without hardware accelerators.
Version 1.2 Update
Support Xilinx Cloud FPGA
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App Volumes Packaging Utility
The App Volumes Packaging Utility helps to package applications. With this fling, packagers can add the necessary metadata to MSIX app attach VHDs so they can be used alongside existing AV format packages. The MSIX format VHDs will require App Volumes 4, version 2006 or later and Windows 10, version 2004 or later.
Pallas helps an admin to manage edge ESXi hosts where it’s not possible to manage them using vCenter due to security reasons.
The goal of Pallas is to provide management ability for ESXi hosts that cannot be managed by vCenter due to firewall or network issues.
Case 1: You have several ESXi hosts which running in a private network, but you have requirement to management them in the public network.
Case 2: Your ESXi host don’t wire connections and must connected through WiFi or Mobile network. For example, you use ESXi running on the oil rig, train head and you want to remote manage the ESXi securely.
Case 3: In IOT world you have the virtualized Edge devices requirements (ESXi host on Edge Device) and need remote management the ESXi(like patch, create VM etc.)
This solution includes a dominate-agent VM to provide remote management ability on the ESXi. If the ESXi has no wire connection then a pluggable network device (USB WiFi card, 3G/4G/5G sim card or other device that can provide network access ability) is needed, the pluggable network device will be pass-through directly to the dominate-agent VM. A remote manager server that accept connections either in public cloud/hybrid or private datacenter.
The dominate agent VM will talk to ESXi through ESXi SDK for workload VM management. There is no direct connection between the workload vm and dominate agent by default.
The dominate agent VM will talk to Pallas Manger though MQTT protocol, it will not allow any inbound traffic.
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Virtual Machine Compute Optimizer
Virtual Machine Compute Optimizer is a script that analyses vm’s and the hosts running them to see if they run in an optimized way. It does not look into the vm’s themselves, if that is needed vRealize Operations is recommended.
Modified Get-OptimalvCPU.ps1 to account for vCenters with no clusters
Modified Error Catches so they display the line number of the error
Code Capture new language: the recorded interaction can now be translated to Go.
PowerActions: integrating PowerCLI and the vSphere Client. The vSphere Client now provides the ability to execute PowerCLI commands and scripts, and store scripts in a library. Custom actions backed by PowerCLI scripts can be defined and executed on inventory objects.
PowerActions must be explicitly enabled on a vSphere Client Fling deployment. For setup instructions and a quick walkthrough, see the file PowerActions_documentation_Fling50.pdf .
PowerActions: when executing a script from the context menu of an object, the context object is prepopulated, but the object selector control has to be expanded and collapsed in order for this to become visible.
The base operating system for the fling is changed to Photon OS.
Upgrade from previous versions to 5.0 is not supported. A new appliance has to be deployed.
Server.bat Replaced, December 3
Fix a small error where ls.url was printed twice in the resulting webclient.properties which leads to errors when trying to login to the H5 web client.
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App Volumes Entitlement Sync
The App Volumes Entitlement Sync helps the App Volumes admin in copying entitlements between various App Volumes environments like from test to production.
Fixed problem with sync button being disabled
Added check for App Volumes 2.x and App Volumes 4.x managers and will pop up message that they can’t be synced
Fix for Migrated Appstack upload failure in AVM due to JSON parsing error.
Instructions doc updated to reflect the name change from “Upload Prepackaged Volume” to “Upload Template” in the AVM UI.
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vRealize Build Tools
vRealize Build Tools provides tools to development and release teams implementing solutions based on vRealize Automation (vRA) and vRealize Orchestrator (vRO). The solution targets Virtual Infrastructure Administrators and Solution Developers working in parallel on multiple vRealize-based projects who want to use standard DevOps practices.
Support vRA 8 support for blueprints, custom forms, subscriptions and flavor-mapping
vRO 8 support for existing content management and import
Support vRO 8 export of WFs in a folder structure derived from WF tags
Support for running WFs on vRO using maven command
Support persisting JS Actions IDs in source to allow for actions originating in vRO first to not create conflicts
TypeScript Projects (experimental) support improvements and bug fixes
General bugs fixing an documentation updates
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Power vRA Cloud
Power vRA Cloud makes the vRA API’s more accessible for people already used to PowerCLI or PowerShell.