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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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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