Updating a vSAN License in VMware Cloud Foundation

Ever been in the situation where your licenses assigned in VMware Cloud Foundation are due to expire, well whilst doing some work this week in the lab I noticed that some of mine were coming up for expiration, which got me wondering what the process was to remedy. If you have been in this situation, …

Continue reading Updating a vSAN License in VMware Cloud Foundation

Fixing Expired Passwords on NSX Manager and Edge Nodes

By default NSX-T Data Center passwords (root, admin and audit) on the NSX Manager and NSX Edge nodes are set to expire after 90 days. Unless you rotate passwords on regular basis you may have overlooked this default configuration and suddenly find yourself locked out of being able to perform management tasks. Firstly in more …

Continue reading Fixing Expired Passwords on NSX Manager and Edge Nodes

Automating the Download of VCF Bundles for a Release

If you have been through the process of performing an upgrade of VMware Cloud Foundation you will know the process involves downloading a number of bundles. VMware Cloud Foundation includes the following types of bundles. Install Bundles, An install bundle includes software binaries to install VI workload domains and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. Update or …

Continue reading Automating the Download of VCF Bundles for a Release

PowerVCF v2.2.0 – General Availability

It's been a while since the last update but I'm pleased to announce the general availability of PowerVCF v2.2.0 for download from the PowerShell Library. PowerVCF is a open source project and the team works on adding support when time permits. Download It Here: PowerVCF v2.2.0 PowerShell Library Download Updates include: Fixes Fixed Get-VCFApplicationVirtualNetwork cmdlet …

Continue reading PowerVCF v2.2.0 – General Availability

VMware Cloud Foundation – Failed to generate certificate for {fqdn} due to: Microsoft CA signing request error

This week I spun up my home lab to prepare it for something I'm working on and noticed that I'd never applied signed certificates to the deployed components so before starting on anything new I decided to address this first. What I thought would take 30 mins turned into a little more effort than planned. …

Continue reading VMware Cloud Foundation – Failed to generate certificate for {fqdn} due to: Microsoft CA signing request error

VMware Cloud Foundation – APIs for Managing SOS

With the release of VMware Cloud Foundation v4.4.0, VMware introduced a number of enhancements and new Public APIs. One of particular interest is the APIs for Managing SOS, with the introduction of this Public API its now possible to perform health checks and generate support bundles as well as download them to your local system. …

Continue reading VMware Cloud Foundation – APIs for Managing SOS

PowerVCF v2.1.7 – General Availability

I'm pleased to announce the general availability of PowerVCF v2.1.7 for download from the PowerShell Library. PowerVCF is a open source project and the team works on adding support when time permits. Download It Here: PowerVCF v2.1.7 PowerShell Library Download Fixed New-VCFClustercmdlet where incorrect braces prevented the ability to retrieve response information. Added Get-VCFvRLIConnection cmdlet …

Continue reading PowerVCF v2.1.7 – General Availability

Configure VMware Cloud Builder as a Backup Target for SDDC Manager

By default when VMware Cloud Foundation is deployed, SDDC Manager and NSX-T Data Center are configured to use an SFTP service running locally on the SDDC Manager Appliance. For production environments its critical that this is changed before going live to ensure that you have the ability to recover in the event of a disaster. …

Continue reading Configure VMware Cloud Builder as a Backup Target for SDDC Manager

Create VMware Cloud Foundation API Collection in Postman

Last Updated: 21-Feb-2022 VMware Cloud Foundation has a number of Public APIs, the documentation around this can easily be found by logging into the SDDC Manager UI and selecting the Developer Center. From here you can even execute an API on the running system. Whilst this is all available right there in the SDDC Manager …

Continue reading Create VMware Cloud Foundation API Collection in Postman

VMware Cloud Foundation – Manually Generating the JSON Using Deployment Parameter Workbook

On August 24th VMware released VMware Cloud Foundation 4.3, and along with this release a small change was introduced concerning the JSON file used by VMware Cloud Builder to perform the management domain bring-up. This change involves the JSON file generated from the Deployment Parameter Workbook being immediately deleted from the file system (usually stored …

Continue reading VMware Cloud Foundation – Manually Generating the JSON Using Deployment Parameter Workbook