VMware Cloud Foundation and vRealize Suite Flexibility

With the release of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4.0, VMware removed a number of the vRealize Suite of products from the Bill of Materials (BoM) with the intent of providing customers more flexibility. For more details refer to Flexible vRealize Suite product upgrades of the What's New section of the release notes. Whilst this is great …

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Updating a vSAN License in VMware Cloud Foundation

Ever been in the situation where your licenses assigned in VMware Cloud Foundation are due to expire, well whilst doing some work this week in the lab I noticed that some of mine were coming up for expiration, which got me wondering what the process was to remedy. If you have been in this situation, …

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Fixing Expired Passwords on NSX Manager and Edge Nodes

By default NSX-T Data Center passwords (root, admin and audit) on the NSX Manager and NSX Edge nodes are set to expire after 90 days. Unless you rotate passwords on regular basis you may have overlooked this default configuration and suddenly find yourself locked out of being able to perform management tasks. Firstly in more …

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Automating the Download of VCF Bundles for a Release

If you have been through the process of performing an upgrade of VMware Cloud Foundation you will know the process involves downloading a number of bundles. VMware Cloud Foundation includes the following types of bundles. Install Bundles, An install bundle includes software binaries to install VI workload domains and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. Update or …

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What’s New for VMware Validated Solutions – Blog Index

Last Updated 31-05-2022 VMware Validated Solutions are byte sized solutions developed to extend the foundational capabilities of VMware Cloud Foundation, for background reading see my previous post here. Over time the team intends to add incremental value where opportunities arise and I plan to share as much detail as I can with each new update …

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What’s New for VMware Validated Solutions – Edition #8 (May 2022)

Last Updated: 31-May-2022 Welcome to Edition #8 of the What's New for VMware Validated Solutions, today we are announcing the following updates: Added support for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4.1 Added automation based on the PowerValidatedSolutions v1.7.0 release Release of PowerValidatedSolutions v1.7.0, our PowerShell module developed to ensure robustness, consistency, and accelerate implementation Added Support for …

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PowerVCF v2.2.0 – General Availability

It's been a while since the last update but I'm pleased to announce the general availability of PowerVCF v2.2.0 for download from the PowerShell Library. PowerVCF is a open source project and the team works on adding support when time permits. Download It Here: PowerVCF v2.2.0 PowerShell Library Download Updates include: Fixes Fixed Get-VCFApplicationVirtualNetwork cmdlet …

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What’s New for VMware Validated Solutions – Edition #7 (Apr 2022)

Last Updated: 28-Apr-2022 Welcome to Edition #7 of the What's New for VMware Validated Solutions, today we are announcing the following updates: Additional automation based on the PowerValidatedSolutions v1.6.0 release Release of PowerValidatedSolutions v1.6.0, our PowerShell module developed to ensure robustness, consistency, and accelerate implementation Identity and Access Management for VMware Cloud Foundation Solution Interoperability …

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What’s New for VMware Validated Solutions – Edition #6 (Mar 2022)

Last Updated: 29-Mar-2022 Welcome to Edition #6 of the What's New for VMware Validated Solutions, today we are announcing the following changes: Additional automation based on the PowerValidatedSolutions v1.5.0 release Additional Operational Guidance (example Personas) Additional automation for procedures within Solution Interoperability section Identity and Access Management for VMware Cloud Foundation Solution Interoperability Design Decision …

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VMware Cloud Foundation – Failed to generate certificate for {fqdn} due to: Microsoft CA signing request error

This week I spun up my home lab to prepare it for something I'm working on and noticed that I'd never applied signed certificates to the deployed components so before starting on anything new I decided to address this first. What I thought would take 30 mins turned into a little more effort than planned. …

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