Automating VCF – Deploy Management Domain

In this part of the series, we take a look at how to deploy the Management Domain using VMware Cloud Builder. The first step would typically be to download and populate the Deployment Parameters Workbook that is provided as part of VMware Cloud Builder, but in this series of blog posts we are going to …

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Automating VMware Cloud Foundation with APIs/PowerVCF/PowerShell

Deploying VMware Cloud Foundation using the Public APIs allows customers to automate tasks, with PowerVCF the capabilities are extended to PowerShell / PowerCLI experts. As part of an internal project I've been working on recently we have been using PowerShell to help automate some of the repetitive steps whilst performing validation and testing of VMware …

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PowerVCF v2.0 – Using VMware Cloud Builder with Public APIs

For those that follow my blog posts you will be aware that I’m involved with the development of PowerVCF a collection of PowerShell cmdlets created to expose the Public APIs of VMware Cloud Foundation. Whilst working on PowerVCF v2.0 I started to take a look at the Public APIs for VMware Cloud Builder, I’ve been …

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PowerVCF v2.0 – General Availability

I'm pleased to announce the general availability of PowerVCF v2.0 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 4.0. Download It Here: PowerVCF PowerShell …

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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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