VMware App Launchpad | 24 MAR 2022
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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:
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.
Tenant administrators can create application catalogs for their own organization, import applications from VMware Marketplace or Helm chart repositories, and synchronize application contents to destination organization vDCs or SDDCs with storage policy.
Tenant administrators can manage their own Helm chart repositories for container application import.
Both service providers and tenant administrators can delete their own applications in a batch.
Tenant users can deploy container workloads to Tanzu Multi-cloud Kubernetes clusters, available to their organizations.
Service providers can customize rights of tenant administrator or user(s), allowing more granular control of page visibility based on role/right definition.
Tenant administrators can set featured applications, sizing templates and define deployment settings for their organizations
Through the VMware App Launchpad provider portal, service providers can:
Tenant users can now launch VMware App Launchpad portal directly from within the VMware Cloud Director instance (CDI) or on-premise VMware Cloud Director tenant portal.
Italian language support added.
Application management enhancements
Service providers can onboard a customer SDDC through automated gateway provisioning. This creates management group and management gateway resources for App Launchpad Service to access the SDDC, without any manual intervention.
Tenant administrators can customize image and welcome message on their Applications Marketplace tab of the user interface dashboard.
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.
Tenant users can open VM web console on App Launchpad tenant portal, once VM workloads are deployed onto Cloud Director 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.
Tenant users receive in-app notifications for workload management when launching and deleting VM and Container workloads.
Provider administrators can add custom information to imported applications and choose the visibility on application launch page or detail page.
Initial Availability of VMware App Launchpad
Unifies application deployment to VMware based clouds by supporting VMware Cloud Director Service and VMware Cloud on AWS as endpoints, expanding the availability to service providers on VMCA.
Introduces centralized global cloud catalog management that enables service providers to maintain catalogs in the cloud and synchronizes seamlessly across site catalogs in VMware Cloud Director instances and VMware cloud on AWS SDDC instances.
Startup scripts are not supported when deploying Bitnami VM applications to VMware Cloud on AWS SDDCs. For custom VM applications, you must turn on the custom scripts feature. See KB 74880.