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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Part 1 – What is PlatformAudit?

In order to implement a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) there are many VMware components that get implemented along with a number of prerequisite requirements. Some of the prerequisites we have full control over but many fall within the responsibility of the end customer. As a result in order to ensure the smoothest possible deployment its …

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VMware Cloud Builder – PlatformAudit Series

At VMworld 2019 in the US this year I was lucky enough to be able to present the breakout session HBI1259BU - Accelerate VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware Cloud Builder (don't worry if you were not able to attend and will be going to VMworld Europe in Barcelona in November I will be presenting again), …

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VMware Cloud Builder – Logging and Log Collection

VMware Cloud Builder is used to automate the deployment of VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Validated Designs, during the initial bringup phase both solutions use the same components of the VMware Cloud Builder appliance: JsonGenerator - used to take the Excel file and generate the JSON file used by the bringup servicePlatformAudit - used to …

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VMware Cloud Builder Version Matrix

Last Updated: 14-Jan-2020 VMware Cloud Builder supports both VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Validated Design deployments each of which have their own version numbers. VMware Cloud Builder also has its own version and build number and as we release new versions keeping track of which version supports which VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Validated Design …

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VMware Cloud Builder 2.0 – What’s New

Back in January VMware released VMware Cloud Builder v1.0, today March 19th VMware Cloud Builder v2.0 went GA, this is just a quick write up on the main What's New items for this relase. If you didn't see my initial blog article on VMware Cloud Builder v1.0 you can find it here https://my-cloudy-world.com/2019/01/23/31/ What's New …

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Introducing VMware Cloud Builder, Automated Deployment of VMware Validated Designs

On January 23rd 2019 I posted the below blog article on https://blogs.vmware.comm Blog Post from blogs.vmware.com On January 22nd the Integrated Systems Business Unit (ISBU) released version 1.0 of VMware Cloud Builder a free virtual appliance that allows our customers to automate the deployment of VMware Validated Designs. In this post I will provide some …

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