In this part of the series, we take a look at how to create a new network pool in SDDC Manager to support a workload domain deployment.
VMware Cloud Builder APIs Used
- POST /v1/network-pools
Step 1 – Download and populate the Planning and Preparation Workbook for your target platform.
Step 2 – To generate the JSON spec using inputs from the Planning and Preparation Workbook run the following command:
.\createNetworkPoolSpec.ps1 E:\MyLab\pnpWorkbook.xlsx E:\MyLab\sfo\sfo-workloadNetworkPool.json
The createNetworkPool.ps1 script will open the supplied Planning and Preparation Workbook, read the ‘Workload Domain’ tab into a variable and then proceed to generate the JSON spec required by the Public API.
Step 3 – Authenticate to the SDDC Manager appliance by running the following command:
Connect-VCFManager -fqdn sfo-vcf01.sfo.rainpole.io -username firstname.lastname@example.org -password VMw@re1!
Step 4 – Create the new network pool by running the following command:
New-VCFNetworkPool -json E:\MyLab\sfo\sfo-workloadNetworkPool.json
That completes the process of generating a network pool JSON spec used by the public API and creating the network pool in SDDC Manager .
For other posts in this series see: