VMware Cloud Builder – Bringup Validation Tasks

Back in February I shared a post called VMware Cloud Builder - Bringup Validation for VMware Cloud Foundation, where I discussed details around changes relating to the validation modules used within VMware Cloud Builder for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2. At the time I promised to share more details on what each validation module actually did, …

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VMware Cloud Builder – Bringup Validation for VMware Cloud Foundation

For those of you who are not familiar with VMware Cloud Builder its a virtual appliance that is shipped as part of VMware Cloud Foundation. It's primary goal is to bootstrap the deployment and configuration of the Management Domain which includes ESXi, vCenter Server, NSX-T Data Center and SDDC Manager. VMware Cloud Builder was first …

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Cloud Builder Validation: SSL Certificate common name doesn’t match ESXi FQDN

On February 9th VMware released VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2, and with it a number of new security enhancements, one of which means that each ESXi host used for either a Management Domain or Workload Domain now requires the self-signed certificate for the ESXi host to have its common name matching the real FQDN assigned to …

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Automating VCF – Deploy vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

In this part of the series, we will take a look at how to initiate the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager deployment workflow in SDDC Manager. VMware Cloud Builder APIs Used GET /v1/bundlesPOST /v1/bundlesPOST /v1/vrslcmsGET /v1/tasks/{id} PowerVCF Cmdlets Get-VCFBundleRequest-VCFBundleNew-VCFvRSLCMGet-VCFTask PowerShell Scripts http://createDeployVrslcmAvnSpec.ps1 Procedure Step 1 - Download and populate the Planning and Preparation Workbook for your …

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Automating VCF – Deploy NSX-T Edge Cluster

In this part of the series, we take a look at how to initiate the NSX-T edge cluster deployment in SDDC Manager. VMware Cloud Builder APIs Used GET /v1/clusters POST /v1/edge-clustersGET /v1/tasks/{id} PowerVCF Cmdlets Get-VCFClusterNew-VCFEdgeClusterGet-VCFTask PowerShell Scripts createWorkloadEdgeSpec.ps1 Procedure Step 1 - Download and populate the Planning and Preparation Workbook for your target platform. Step …

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Automating VCF – Deploy Workload Domain

In this part of the series, we take a look at how to initiate the workload domain deployment in SDDC Manager. VMware Cloud Builder APIs Used POST /v1/domainsPOST /v1/domains/validationsGET /v1/hostsGET /v1/tasks/{id} PowerVCF Cmdlets New-VCFWorkloadDomainGet-VCFHostGet-VCFTask PowerShell Scripts createWorkloadDomainSpec.ps1 Procedure Step 1 - Download and populate the Planning and Preparation Workbook for your target platform. Step 2 …

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Automating VCF – Commission Hosts

In this part of the series, we take a look at how to commission hosts in SDDC Manager, and consume the new network pool to support a workload domain deployment. VMware Cloud Builder APIs Used POST /v1/hostsGET /v1/network-poolsGET /v1/tasks/{id} PowerVCF Cmdlets Commission-VCFHostGet-VCFNetworkPoolGet-VCFTask PowerShell Scripts createCommissionHostSpec.ps1 Procedure Step 1 - Download and populate the Planning and …

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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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