VMware Validated Design 5.0
The following is a list of all the components and their versions as per VMware Validated Design 5.0.
This new VVD 5.0 release includes for example vSphere 6.7 U1, NSX 6.4.4, vSAN 6.7 U1, vRealize Log Insight 4.7, vRealize Business 7.5, vRealize Operations 7.0 and vRealize Automation 7.5.
Note: the list below can be officially found @VMware VVD 5.0 Release Notes
‘vRealize Lifecycle Manager v1.2’ (vRSLCM) was introduced with VVD 4.3, as per VVD 5.0 vRSLCM 2.0.0 Patch2 is the latest certified version. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) v2.0 is a centralized way to manage the vRealize suite of products from a single pane of glass, allowing users to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, content management, integrated market place, upgrades, patching, certificate management, support matrix lookup among other admin tasks.. more details can be found here on the What’s New video for vRSLCM 2.0.
In terms of ‘Whats New’ the biggest addition in this release is the introduction of VMware Cloud Builder (an automation tool leveraged to deploy the SDDC stack, such as the vRealize suite, vSphere, NSX and vSAN) and talking from experience this will save you ALOT of manual effort in terms of deploying the SDDC stack. Cloud Builder essentially cuts for example the Standard Deployment for Region A implementation doc to ~80 pages from ~400! @LifeOfBrianOC has written an excellent series of blog posts detailing VVD Cloudbuilder deployment process: VMware Validated Designs – Automated Deployment with Cloudbuilder