PowerVCF – What’s New in PowerVCF v1.2.0

If you follow my posts you will know that in January I posted about the release of PowerVCF which is a PowerShell based CLI that exposes the public APIs of VMware Cloud Foundation to be easily consumed by VI Admins (see Introducing PowerVCF – Power to VI Admins). As mentioned before PowerVCF is a open source …

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Creating a Service Account for Certificate Management with VMware Cloud Foundation

Whilst working with VMware Cloud Foundation recently I wanted to implement an additional level of security around the process of certificate management. For those that don't know in the current release in order to integrate SDDC Manager with your Microsoft Certificate Authority you have to enable basic authentication (see PowerVCF – Configure the Microsoft Certificate …

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PowerVCF – Install Signed Certificates on Each Component Managed by SDDC Manager (Part 5)

This is the fifth and final blog posts in this series that discusses the process of Certificate Management with VMware Cloud Foundation. In this post we will look at the process of installing the signed certificates using SDDC Manager. Install Signed Certificates using the User Interface The following procedure demonstrates the process through the SDDC …

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PowerVCF – Request Signed Certificates from Microsoft Certificate Authority (Part 4)

This is the fourth of five blog posts that discusses the process of Certificate Management with VMware Cloud Foundation. In this post we will look at the process of requesting the signed certificates from the Microsoft Certificate Authority using SDDC Manager. Generate Signed Certificates using the User Interface The following procedure demonstrates the process through …

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PowerVCF – Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Files for Each Component Managed by SDDC Manager (Part 3)

This is the third of five blog posts that discusses the process of Certificate Management with VMware Cloud Foundation. In this post we will look at the process of generating the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) files using SDDC Manager. Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Files using the User Interface The following procedure demonstrates the process …

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PowerVCF – Connect SDDC Manager to the Microsoft Certificate Authority (Part 2)

This is the second of five blog posts that discusses the process of Certificate Management with VMware Cloud Foundation. In this post we will look at the process of configuring SDDC Manager integration with the Microsoft Certificate Authority. SDDC Manager must be configured with the Microsoft Certificate Authority so that you can automate the process …

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PowerVCF – Configure the Microsoft Certificate Authority for VMware Cloud Foundation Integration (Part 1)

This is the first of five blog posts that discusses Certificate Management with VMware Cloud Foundation. In this post we will look at the configuration requirements on the Microsoft Certificate Authority server itself, failure to perform these additional configuration steps prior to attempting any procedures within the SDDC Manager User Interface or PowerVCF cmdlets will …

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PowerVCF – Introduction to Certificate Management with VMware Cloud Foundation

In this blog series I’m going to explore the capabilities provided in VMware Cloud Foundation that allow you to perform certificate management across components managed by SDDC Manager. The capability to manage certificates was introduced a number of releases ago but with the release of version 3.9 the ability to perform these same operations were exposed …

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Introducing PowerVCF – Power to VI Admins

Back in December I was chatting with my good friend and colleague Brian O'Connell about automating a bunch of post configuration tasks within VMware Cloud Foundation using the new Public APIs, and it was during that conversation he shared a pet project he had been working on called PowerVCF, the idea behind PowerVCF being a …

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VxRail Support – VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Validated Designs

The question concerning what versions of VMware Validated Design are supported on what versions of VxRail has come up a number of times over the last couple of weeks, as a result we have had a new VMware Support KB article created to track. And for those that were not aware a similar VMware Support …

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