VMware Validated Solutions Update (Oct 5, 2021)

Last month we released VMware Validated Solutions for background reading check out my original post here, this fundamental shift in developing VMware Validated Solutions now allows us to deliver incremental value over time, this is just the first of what I hope to be many updates but I'm really excited to share the following announcements …

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Introducing VMware Validated Solutions

For the last 5+ years VMware has been developing and maintaining VMware Validated Designs, over that time we have seen significant changes across the VMware portfolio, in order to remain relevant the team needed to take a step back, perform an assessment on where we were and formulate a plan on how we could evolve …

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VMware Cloud Foundation – Reset vCenter Server Root Password

Over the last twelve months it seems to be a common scenario where customers find that the password for the root account of vCenter Server expires and then they start observing weird behavior within SDDC Manager. By default following the initial deployment of a vCenter Server appliance, the root password will expire after 90 days, …

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VMware Cloud Foundation – Reconfigure DNS and NTP Servers using API Explorer

If you need to make changes to the DNS or NTP server information that was provided during VMware Cloud Foundation bring-up, you can use the VMware Cloud Foundation API to update the servers. The VMware Cloud Foundation Operations and Administration Guide provides guidance around this today which can be found under the section title Updating …

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VMware Cloud Foundation – Upgrade Precheck Fails for ESXi Config

Whilst working on a few things this week I needed to upgrade my home lab running VMware Cloud Foundation, and was walking through the Upgrade Precheck when I hit a failure for the ESXi Config. During my investigation what I've found is that if there is any kind of warning that gets thrown in the …

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VMware Cloud Foundation – Delete a Network IP Pool Range Using the API

This week I was contacted by a member of the VMware Global Support team who was working with a customer that was trying to remove an unused IP range from one of their Network Pools in SDDC Manager but they were hitting issues. Basically the SDDC Manager UI was throwing the following error: Failed to …

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Cloud Foundation – Retrying a Failed Workflow

This week I was doing some testing in my home lab, and purely by accident I entered some details incorrect into the VI Configuration Wizard which walks you through the inputs to deploy a Workload Domain in Cloud Foundation. I had wrongly entered the FQDN of the Management Domain vCenter Server instead of the new …

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