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Hi Everyone!

First release of the HashiCorp Terraform vCloud Director Provider of the year is out there – the 2.7.0!

First of all, allow me to open this message by wishing you all health and mentioning that we are (and have been) a fully remote team, working from our home offices. As those who follow us know, our development process mainly revolves around Pull Requests (code reviews) in two open-source GitHub projects. Please check them out if you’d like to learn the details, provide feedback or even contribute:

https://github.com/terraform-providers/terraform-provider-vcd

https://github.com/vmware/go-vcloud-director

As such, we are committed to providing you with new features and capabilities.

2.7.0 Features

Importantly, this release holds the features asked by a wide range of our users. Here are the key ones:

  • Direct and routed vApp networks vcd_vapp_org_networkresource and data source and vcd_vapp_network.org_network_name parameter
  • VM disk management – vcd_vm_internal_diskresource, vcd_vapp_vm.override_template_disksection andvcd_vapp_vm.internal_diskattribute (for reads)
  • Support all VM guest customization options in vcd_vapp_vm.customization
  • Flex allocation model for Org VDC (vCD 9.7+) in vcd_org_vdc.allocation_modelwith new fields vcd_org_vdc.elasticity and vcd_org_vdc.include_vm_memory_overhead
  • Organization lease time policiesvcd_org.vapp_leaseand vcd_org.vapp_template_leasesections
  • Report IP assigned by DHCP of a created VM in vcd_vapp_vm.network[x].ip – use vcd_vapp_vm.network_dhcp_wait_secondswith ip_allocation_mode=DHCP
  • NIC adapter type for VM – vcd_vapp_vm.network[x].adapter_type

As usual, for a complete and detailed list of changes and fixes please see the changelog:

https://github.com/terraform-providers/terraform-provider-vcd/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md

And, of course, the published documentation page too:

https://www.terraform.io/docs/providers/vcd/index.html

Other Blogs

Incidentally, we have also learned about other fresh blog posts on Terraform vCD Provider! Please check them out as well:

Automate vCloud Director with Terraform Provider

Onboard Tenants on Cloud Director in less than 5 Minutes using vCD Terraform Provider

By the way, there was an article in Cloud Provider space about VMware’s remote work software solutions. For example, our team is using Workspace ONE mentioned in that post:

Creating Business Continuity with VMware Cloud Providers

Next Steps

Finally, please give the latest 2.7.0 version a try. Do let us know your feedback and requests. As usual, see you in GitHub and Slack #vcd-terraform-dev channel (which you can join through VMware {code})! On our side, we’re heads down on the next 2.8.0 release.

Yours,
The always remote Terraform vCloud Director Team