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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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 – Backup and Restore of SDDC Manager – Restore (Part 3)

In this part three of this blog series, I'm going to take a look at how you perform the restore of SDDC Manager using PowerVCF v2.0. Prerequisites In order to perform the restore process you will need the following information: Backup file name and location of the backup file.Encryption passphrase used to encrypt the backup …

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PowerVCF v2.0 – Backup and Restore of SDDC Manager – Backup (Part 2)

In part two of this blog series, I'm going to take a look at how you perform the backup of SDDC Manager using PowerVCF v2.0. Performing a Backup of SDDC Manager Procedure 1. Open a PowerShell console and connect to SDDC Manager using the PowerVCF cmdlet Connect-VCFManager. Enter the following command: Connect-VCFManager sfo-vcf01.sfo.rainpole.io administrator@vsphere.local VMw@re1! …

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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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