What’s New for VMware Validated Solutions – Edition #8 (May 2022)

Last Updated: 31-May-2022

Welcome to Edition #8 of the What’s New for VMware Validated Solutions, today we are announcing the following updates:

  • Added support for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4.1
  • Added automation based on the PowerValidatedSolutions v1.7.0 release
  • Release of PowerValidatedSolutions v1.7.0, our PowerShell module developed to ensure robustness, consistency, and accelerate implementation

Added Support for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4.1

Delighted to announce support for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4.1.

Site Protection and Disaster Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation Updates

Implementation

Additional PowerValidatedSolutions Automation

  • Add a Network Adapter and Configure Static Routes for vSphere Replication (Set-vSRNetworkConfig)
  • Create a VMkernel Adapter on the ESXi Hosts for vSphere Replication Traffic (New-vSRVMkernelPort)
  • Configure ESXi Host Static Routes for vSphere Replication (New-vSREsxiStaticRoute)
  • Assign Licenses to Site Recovery Manager (Set-SRMLicenseConfig)

General Availability of PowerValidatedSolutions v1.7.0

Release of PowerValidatedSolutions v1.7.0, which is a PowerShell module that we have developed to not only accelerate the implementation of Validated Solutions, but ensure consistency and robustness. Here’s a list of what’s changed (this and previous updates can be tracked by reading the CHANGELOG.md file stored in the Git Hub repository):

  • Added Set-vSRNetworkConfig cmdlet to configure a secondary ethernet adapter and the required routing for vSphere Replication appliances in the protected and recovery sites
  • Added Undo-vSRNetworkConfig cmdlet to remove the secondary ethernet adapter and its configuration from vSphere Replication appliances in the protected and recovery sites
  • Added New-vSRVMkernelPort cmdlet to create VMkernel ports on ESXi hosts for vSphere Replication traffic in the protected and recovery sites.
  • Added Undo-vSRVMkernelPort cmdlet to remove VMkernel ports on ESXi hosts for vSphere Replication traffic in the protected and recovery sites.
  • Added New-vSREsxiStaticRoute cmdlet to create a static route on ESXi hosts for vSphere Replication traffic in the protected and recovery sites.
  • Added Undo-vSREsxiStaticRoute cmdlet to remove a static route on ESXi hosts for vSphere Replication traffic in the protected and recovery sites.
  • Added Set-SRMLicenseConfig cmdlet to configure the license for Site Recovery Manager in the protected and recovery sites.
  • Added Undo-SRMLicenseConfig cmdlet to remove the license configuration from Site Recovery Manager in the protected and recovery sites.

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