VMware Cloud Builder – Bringup Validation Tasks

Back in February I shared a post called VMware Cloud Builder - Bringup Validation for VMware Cloud Foundation, where I discussed details around changes relating to the validation modules used within VMware Cloud Builder for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2. At the time I promised to share more details on what each validation module actually did, …

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VMware Cloud Foundation – Reconfigure DNS and NTP Servers using API Explorer

If you need to make changes to the DNS or NTP server information that was provided during VMware Cloud Foundation bring-up, you can use the VMware Cloud Foundation API to update the servers. The VMware Cloud Foundation Operations and Administration Guide provides guidance around this today which can be found under the section title Updating …

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VMware Cloud Foundation – Upgrade Precheck Fails for ESXi Config

Whilst working on a few things this week I needed to upgrade my home lab running VMware Cloud Foundation, and was walking through the Upgrade Precheck when I hit a failure for the ESXi Config. During my investigation what I've found is that if there is any kind of warning that gets thrown in the …

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VMware Cloud Foundation – Delete a Network IP Pool Range Using the API

This week I was contacted by a member of the VMware Global Support team who was working with a customer that was trying to remove an unused IP range from one of their Network Pools in SDDC Manager but they were hitting issues. Basically the SDDC Manager UI was throwing the following error: Failed to …

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VMware Cloud Builder – Bringup Validation for VMware Cloud Foundation

For those of you who are not familiar with VMware Cloud Builder its a virtual appliance that is shipped as part of VMware Cloud Foundation. It's primary goal is to bootstrap the deployment and configuration of the Management Domain which includes ESXi, vCenter Server, NSX-T Data Center and SDDC Manager. VMware Cloud Builder was first …

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PowerVCF v2.1.2 – General Availability

I'm pleased to announce the general availability of PowerVCF v2.1.2 for download from the PowerShell Library. As mentioned in previous posts PowerVCF is a open source project and the team works on adding support when time permits. This latest release is a very minor update containing a few bug fixes as well as adding support …

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Cloud Builder Validation: SSL Certificate common name doesn’t match ESXi FQDN

On February 9th VMware released VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2, and with it a number of new security enhancements, one of which means that each ESXi host used for either a Management Domain or Workload Domain now requires the self-signed certificate for the ESXi host to have its common name matching the real FQDN assigned to …

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Cloud Foundation – Retrying a Failed Workflow

This week I was doing some testing in my home lab, and purely by accident I entered some details incorrect into the VI Configuration Wizard which walks you through the inputs to deploy a Workload Domain in Cloud Foundation. I had wrongly entered the FQDN of the Management Domain vCenter Server instead of the new …

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PowerVCF v2.1.1 – General Availability

I'm pleased to announce the general availability of PowerVCF v2.1.1 for download from the PowerShell Library. As mentioned in previous posts PowerVCF is a open source project and the team has been working hard on the latest update in their spare time to add support for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.1. Download It Here: PowerVCF PowerShell …

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Automating VCF – Deploy vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

In this part of the series, we will take a look at how to initiate the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager deployment workflow in SDDC Manager. VMware Cloud Builder APIs Used GET /v1/bundlesPOST /v1/bundlesPOST /v1/vrslcmsGET /v1/tasks/{id} PowerVCF Cmdlets Get-VCFBundleRequest-VCFBundleNew-VCFvRSLCMGet-VCFTask PowerShell Scripts http://createDeployVrslcmAvnSpec.ps1 Procedure Step 1 - Download and populate the Planning and Preparation Workbook for your …

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