What’s New for VMware Validated Solutions – Edition #10 (October 2022)

Welcome to Edition #10 of the What’s New for VMware Validated Solutions, today we announced the following updates:

  • Added support for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.5.0
  • Added automation based on the PowerValidatedSolutions v1.9.0 release
  • Release of PowerValidatedSolutions v1.9.0, our PowerShell module developed to ensure robustness, consistency, and accelerate implementation

Added Support for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.5.0

Delighted to announce support for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.5.0.

  • Identity and Access Management for VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Developer Ready Infrastructure for VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Intelligent Logging and Analytics for VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Intelligent Operations Management for VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Private Cloud Automation for VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Site Protection and Disaster Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Cloud-Based Automation for VMware Cloud Foundation

Intelligent Logging and Analytics for VMware Cloud Foundation Updates

Additional automation provided by PowerValidatedSolutions:

Implementation

  • Configure Event Forwarding Between VMware Cloud Foundation Instances (Add-vRLILogForwarder)

Solution Interoperability

  • Verify the Integration of vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Log Insight (Test-vROPsAdapterStatusByType)

Intelligent Operations Management for VMware Cloud Foundation Updates

Additional automation provided by PowerValidatedSolutions:

Implementation

  • Add the Management Domain vCenter Server in the Additional VMware Cloud Foundation Instance to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (New-vRSLCMDatacenterVcenter)

Solution Interoperability

  • Verify the Log Forwarding Status of vRealize Operations Manager (Get-vROpsLogForwardingConfig)

Private Cloud Automation for VMware Cloud Foundation Updates

Additional automation provided with PowerValidatedSolutions:

Solution Interoperability

  • Install the vRealize Orchestrator Content Pack for vRealize Log Insight (Enable-vRLIContentPack)

Site Protection and Disaster Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation Updates

Additional automation provided with PowerValidatedSolutions:

Solution Interoperability

  • Add Site Recovery Manager Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager (Add-vROPSAdapterSrm)
  • Add vSphere Replication Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager (Add-vROPSAdapterVr)
  • Create Notifications in vRealize Operations Manager for Site Protection and Disaster Recovery Issues (Import-vROPSNotification)

General Availability of PowerValidatedSolutions v1.9.0

Release of PowerValidatedSolutions v1.9.0, 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):

  • Fixed ilaDeployVrealizeLogInsight.ps1 where the call for cmdlet named Add-vRLISmtpConfiguration had a typo.
  • Enhanced Export-WsaJsonSpec cmdlet to support deploying a Standard (single node) Workspace ONE Access via vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.
  • Enhanced New-WSADeployment cmdlet to support deploying a Standard (single node) Workspace ONE Access via vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.
  • Enhanced Export-vROPSJsonSpec cmdlet to support deploying a smaller footprint of vRealize Operations for nested environments.
  • Enhanced New-vROPSDeployment cmdlet to support smaller footprint of vRealize Operations for nested environments.
  • Enhanced ilaConfigureVrealizeLogInsight.ps1 Sample Script to detect Standard versus Clustered Workspace ONE.
  • Enhanced iomDeployVrealizeOperations.ps1 Sample Script to support smaller footprint of vRealize Operations for nested environments.
  • Enhanced ilaDeployVrealizeLogInsight.ps1 Sample Script to skip trying to configure Archive and Retention settings when no NFS details are provided.
  • Enhanced Enable-SupervisorCluster cmdlet to check for the existence of the Supervisor Cluster.
  • Added Enable-vRLIContentPack cmdlet to support install of content packs from the vRealize Log Insight in-product marketplace.
  • Added Update-vRLIContentPack cmdlet to support update of content packs from the vRealize Log Insight in-product marketplace.
  • Added Get-vRLIMarketplaceMetadata cmdlet to support install and upgrade of content packs from the vRealize Log Insight in-product marketplace.
  • Added Install-vRLIContentPack cmdlet to support installation of content packs from the vRealize Log Insight in-product marketplace.
  • Added Get-vRLIContentPack cmdlet to support install and upgrade of content packs from the vRealize Log Insight in-product marketplace.
  • Added Get-vROpsLogForwardingConfig cmdlet to support verification of vRealize Operations log forwarding.
  • Added Get-vROpsLogForwarding cmdlet to support verification of vRealize Operations log forwarding.
  • Added Add-vROPSAdapterVr cmdlet to support adding a vSphere Replication adapter to vRealize Operations.
  • Added Add-vROPSAdapterSrm cmdlet to support adding a Site Recovery Manager adapter to vRealize Operations.
  • Added Get-vROPSAlertDefinition cmdlet a sub-function to obtain alert definition details from vRealize Operations.
  • Added vrops-srm-notifications.csv Sample Notification file for configuring Site Recovery Manager alert notifications in vRealize Operations.
  • Added Remove-vRLIAgentGroup cmdlet a sub-function to support removing agent groups from vRealize Log Insight.
  • Added Undo-vRLIAgentGroup cmdlet to support removing an agent group from vRealize Log Insight.
  • Added Add-StorageFolder cmdlet to support adding a storage folder in vCenter Server.
  • Updated Export-vRLIJsonSpec cmdlet to define vRealize Log Insight v8.8.2 as the default install for VCF 4.5.
  • Updated Export-vRAJsonSpec cmdlet to define vRealize Automation v8.8.2 as the default install for VCF 4.5.
  • Updated Undo-vROPSAdapter cmdlet to support removing VrAdpater and SrmAdapter adapter types from vRealize Operations.
  • Updated Undo-vROPSCredential cmdlet to support removing VrAdpater and SrmAdapter credentials from vRealize Operations.
  • Updated Sample Scripts in the SampleScripts\ila folder, to support the VCF 4.5.x Planning and Prep Workbook:
    • ilaDeployVrealizeLogInsight.ps1
    • ilaConfigureVrealizeLogInsight.ps1
    • ilaUndoVrealizeLogInsight.ps1
  • Updated Sample Scripts in the SampleScripts\iam folder, to support the VCF 4.5.x Planning and Prep Workbook:
    • iamConfigureVsphere.ps1
    • iamConfigureNsx.ps1
    • iamConfigureWorkspaceOne.ps1
    • iamUndoDeployment.ps1
  • Updated Sample Scripts in the SampleScripts\dri folder, to support the VCF 4.5.x Planning and Prep Workbook:
    • driConfigureSupervisorCluster.ps1
    • driDeployTanzuCluster.ps1
    • driUndoDeployment.ps1
  • Updated Sample Scripts in the SampleScripts\ila folder, to support the VCF 4.5.x Planning and Prep Workbook:
    • ilaDeployVrealizeLogInsight.ps1
    • ilaConfigureVrealizeLogInsight.ps1
    • ilaUndoVrealizeLogInsight.ps1
  • Updated Sample Scripts in the SampleScripts\iom folder, to support the VCF 4.5.x Planning and Prep Workbook:
    • iomConfigureVrealizeOperations.ps1
    • iomDeployVrealizeOperations.ps1
  • Added Sample Scripts in the SampleScripts\pca folder, uses the Planning and Preparation Workbook as the input source:
    • pcaDeployVrealizeAutomation.ps1
  • Added Sample Scripts in the SampleScripts\iom folder, to configure Solution Interoperability for Intelligent Operations Management:
    • iomSolutionInteroperability.ps1
  • Added Sample Scripts in the SampleScripts\ila folder, to configure Solution Interoperability for for Intelligent Logging and Analytics:
    • ilaSolutionInteroperability.ps1
    • ilaUndoSolutionInteroperability.ps1
  • Added Sample Scripts in the SampleScripts\iam folder, to configure Solution Interoperability for Identity and Access Management:
    • iamSolutionInteroperability.ps1

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