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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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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PowerVCF v2.1.0 – General Availability

I'm pleased to announce the general availability of PowerVCF v2.1.0 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.x. Download It Here: PowerVCF PowerShell …

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Automating VCF – Deploy NSX-T Edge Cluster

In this part of the series, we take a look at how to initiate the NSX-T edge cluster deployment in SDDC Manager. VMware Cloud Builder APIs Used GET /v1/clusters POST /v1/edge-clustersGET /v1/tasks/{id} PowerVCF Cmdlets Get-VCFClusterNew-VCFEdgeClusterGet-VCFTask PowerShell Scripts createWorkloadEdgeSpec.ps1 Procedure Step 1 - Download and populate the Planning and Preparation Workbook for your target platform. Step …

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Automating VCF – Deploy Workload Domain

In this part of the series, we take a look at how to initiate the workload domain deployment in SDDC Manager. VMware Cloud Builder APIs Used POST /v1/domainsPOST /v1/domains/validationsGET /v1/hostsGET /v1/tasks/{id} PowerVCF Cmdlets New-VCFWorkloadDomainGet-VCFHostGet-VCFTask PowerShell Scripts createWorkloadDomainSpec.ps1 Procedure Step 1 - Download and populate the Planning and Preparation Workbook for your target platform. Step 2 …

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Automating VCF – Commission Hosts

In this part of the series, we take a look at how to commission hosts in SDDC Manager, and consume the new network pool to support a workload domain deployment. VMware Cloud Builder APIs Used POST /v1/hostsGET /v1/network-poolsGET /v1/tasks/{id} PowerVCF Cmdlets Commission-VCFHostGet-VCFNetworkPoolGet-VCFTask PowerShell Scripts createCommissionHostSpec.ps1 Procedure Step 1 - Download and populate the Planning and …

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Automating VCF – Create Network Pool

In this part of the series, we take a look at how to create a new network pool in SDDC Manager to support a workload domain deployment. VMware Cloud Builder APIs Used POST /v1/network-pools PowerVCF Cmdlets New-VCFNetworkPool PowerShell Scripts createNetworkPool.ps1 Procedure Step 1 - Download and populate the Planning and Preparation Workbook for your target …

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