Create VMware Cloud Foundation API Collection in Postman

VMware Cloud Foundation has a number of Public APIs, the documentation around this can easily be found by logging into the SDDC Manager UI and selecting the Developer Center. From here you can even execute an API on the running system. Whilst this is all available right there in the SDDC Manager UI, its also …

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VMware Cloud Foundation – Manually Generating the JSON Using Deployment Parameter Workbook

On August 24th VMware released VMware Cloud Foundation 4.3, and along with this release a small change was introduced concerning the JSON file used by VMware Cloud Builder to perform the management domain bring-up. This change involves the JSON file generated from the Deployment Parameter Workbook being immediately deleted from the file system (usually stored …

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Introducing VMware Validated Solutions

For the last 5+ years VMware has been developing and maintaining VMware Validated Designs, over that time we have seen significant changes across the VMware portfolio, in order to remain relevant the team needed to take a step back, perform an assessment on where we were and formulate a plan on how we could evolve …

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PowerVCF v2.1.3 – General Availability

I'm pleased to announce the general availability of PowerVCF v2.1.3 for download from the PowerShell Library. PowerVCF is a open source project and the team works on adding support when time permits. This latest release adds new functionality to support the release of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.3. Download It Here: PowerVCF PowerShell Library Download Categorycmdlet …

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VMware Cloud Foundation – Reset vCenter Server Root Password

Over the last twelve months it seems to be a common scenario where customers find that the password for the root account of vCenter Server expires and then they start observing weird behavior within SDDC Manager. By default following the initial deployment of a vCenter Server appliance, the root password will expire after 90 days, …

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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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