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Last updated on 06 Sep 2021

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About VMware App Launchpad

VMware App Launchpad is an application platform as-a-service offering, that lays out a self-service portfolio of pre-configured, out-of-box applications appealing to developer personas. With a single click, developers can deploy full-stack applications without the need to manage the underlying infrastructure.

Service providers can provision VMware App Launchpad through the VMware Cloud Partner Navigator.

VMware App Launchpad introduces multi-cloud endpoint support, with a unified application deployment framework on:

  • VMware Cloud Director Service
  • VMware Cloud on AWS

By leveraging the centralized catalog management feature, service providers can synchronize global cloud catalog to local site catalogs in VMware Cloud Director instances and VMware cloud on AWS SDDC instances.

What's New

What's New September 2021

  • Container support for Kubernetes clusters running anywhere
    Tenant admins can attach Kubernetes clusters running on public networks, access restricted networks or isolated networks, enabling tenant users to deploy helm chart applications to any available Kubernetes cluster.
  • Web console for VM workloads on VMWare Cloud Director instances
    Tenant users can open VM web console on App Launchpad tenant portal, once VM workloads are deployed onto Cloud Director instances.
  • OVF application synchronization to VMC SDDC instances
    Provider administrators can publish VM catalogs containing custom OVF applications to customers owning VMC SDDC instances. OVF applications can now be synchronized to VMC SDDC instances and are available for tenant users to deploy.
  • In-app workload status notification
    Tenant users receive in-app notifications for workload management when launching and deleting VM and Container workloads.
  • Custom field visibility
    Provider administrators can add custom information to imported applications and choose the visibility on application launch page or detail page.

Known Issues

  • NEW You cannot onboard an SDDC in the App Launchpad provider portal

    When you try to onboard an SDDC for the customer, the vCenter login times out at step 1.

    Workaround: Log in to the VMC console, locate the SDDC instance and navigate to View DetailsNetworking & Security.

    1. Open InventoryGroups.

    1.1 In Compute Groups, create a new group.

    • Name: ALP Compute Service
    • Set Members: IP list [34.211.171.65, 54.186.195.111, 35.163.127.96, 18.215.89.227, 100.24.84.225, 100.24.101.199]

    1.2 In Management Groups, create a new group.

    • Name: ALP Management Service
    • Set Members: IP list [34.211.171.65, 54.186.195.111, 35.163.127.96, 18.215.89.227, 100.24.84.225, 100.24.101.199]

    2. Open SecurityGateway Firewall.

    2.1 In Compute Gateway, create a new rule and publish it.

    • Name: ALP Compute Service Inbound
    • Source: ALP Compute Service
    • Destination: Any
    • Services: HTTPS, SSO, Provisioning & Remote Console
    • Applied To: All Uplinks
    • Action: Allow

    2.2 In Management Gateway, create a new rule and publish it.

    • Name: ALP Management Service Inbound
    • Source: ALP Management Service
    • Destination: vCenter
    • Services: HTTPS, SSO, Provisioning & Remote Console
    • Action: Allow

    3. Go back to the App Launchpad portal and continue the SDDC onboard.

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