vRealize Business for Cloud | 11 APR 2019 | Build 13134973

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

Cost Calculation Optimization

The cost calculation process has been optimized for Microsoft Azure cost allocation, cost driver reference synchronization and pricing.

API Enhancements

  • Included support for new Microsoft Azure APIs and deprecated old ones.
  • The filter by month option is introduced for Public Reports API.

Support for VMware Identity Manager and vCloud Director

  • vRealize Business for Cloud now supports VMware Identity Manager version 3.3
  • vRealize Business for Cloud now supports vCloud Director version 9.7

Reference Library Enhancements

  • The reference library is updated, and rate cards are refreshed.

Performance Enhancements

  • Performance improvements and fixes have been made in vRealize Business for Cloud reports.

Important Information

Before upgrading to vRealize Business for Cloud 7.5, you must read the KB article  2151835.

  • If you are running a vRealize Business for Cloud 6.x.x version, a direct upgrade is not supported. You must first upgrade to vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3.1 and then upgrade to 7.5 release.  


Note: As you use the vRealize Business for Cloud documentation, we want you to know that we value inclusion at VMware. To foster this principle within our customer, partner, and internal community, we have updated some terminology in our documentation.

Resolved Issues

  • Unable to see all the VMs present in vRealize for Business for a specific vCenter.

    Unable to see all the VMs present in vRealize Business for Cloud for a specific vCenter. This happens because vRealize Business for Cloud ignores the VMs which has memory, vcpu and storage values as 0.

    Workaround: None

Known Issues

  • Network Services count is displayed as zero for all the business units

    When you add vCloud Connector, vCloud Director and NSX end points to vRealize Business for Cloud. The Network Services value is displayed as zero, this is incorrect.


    1. Set the property 'cbmFeatureEnable' to 'true' in postgres table 'itfm_global_property' by executing the below commands.

    update itfm_global_property
    set property_value='true'
    where property_name='cbmFeatureEnable';

    2. Set the property 'cbmFeature.enable' to 'true' in the following application.conf file

    File to be modified:
    Property to be modified:
    cbmFeature.enable = true

    3. Restart the following services

    monit restart facts-repo
    monit restart itbm-server

    4. Trigger data collection, post completion of which trigger cost-calculation.


  • Unregistering vRealize Business for Cloud from VMware Identity Manager does not clear the groups created in VMware Identity Manager

    When you unregister vRealize Business for Cloud from VMware Identity Manager using VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, the groups created as a part of registration are not removed from VMware Identity Manager.


    1. In the administration console, click Users & Groups > Groups.
    2. Click 'vRBC_Administrator' group.
    3. Click Delete Group in Group Info page.
    4. Repeat step 2 and 3 for 'vRBC_Controller' and 'vRBC_ViewOnly' groups.
  • The budget for units with names that contain non-ASCII characters cannot be saved

    When you create a virtual machine and template folder containing non-ASCII characters in vCenter Server and attempt to save the budget, the unit budgets are not saved.

    Workaround: None

  • A pop-up window is displayed at the right bottom of the screen when you login to remote data collector user interface

    If you login to the remote Data Collector user interface, a pop window is displayed at the right bottom of the screen. The pop up is displayed due to some unnecessary API calls and is benign in nature.

    Workaround: None

  • Attempt to upload a comma separated value (CSV) file fails with an error message

    When you attempt to upload a comma separated value (CSV) file in a setup which has vRealize Business for Cloud 7.4 integrated with vRealize Automation 7.4, the upload fails with the following error message:Invalid CSV file input for importing server hardware groups

    Workaround: Upload the CSV files using the URL https://<vRB-ip>/itfm-cloud/vraLogin.html. For more information, see KB article 70940.

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