PowerVCF v2.0 – Backup and Restore of SDDC Manager – Configuration (Part 1)

In this blog series, I'm going to take a look at how you perform the configuration, backup and restore of SDDC Manager using PowerVCF v2.0. Why use PowerVCF you might be asking well the simple answer is that in order to perform the backup and restore procedures of SDDC Manager you have to use the …

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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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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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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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