PowerVCF – What’s New in PowerVCF v1.2.0

If you follow my posts you will know that in January I posted about the release of PowerVCF which is a PowerShell based CLI that exposes the public APIs of VMware Cloud Foundation to be easily consumed by VI Admins (see Introducing PowerVCF – Power to VI Admins). As mentioned before PowerVCF is a community project … More PowerVCF – What’s New in PowerVCF v1.2.0

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 … More Creating a Service Account for Certificate Management with VMware Cloud Foundation

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 … More PowerVCF – Install Signed Certificates on Each Component Managed by SDDC Manager (Part 5)

PowerVCF – Request Signed Certificates from Microsoft Certificate Authority (Part 4)

This is the fourth of five blog posts that discusses the process of Certificate Management with VMware Cloud Foundation. In this post we will look at the process of requesting the signed certificates from the Microsoft Certificate Authority using SDDC Manager. Generate Signed Certificates using the User Interface The following procedure demonstrates the process through … More PowerVCF – Request Signed Certificates from Microsoft Certificate Authority (Part 4)

PowerVCF – Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Files for Each Component Managed by SDDC Manager (Part 3)

This is the third of five blog posts that discusses the process of Certificate Management with VMware Cloud Foundation. In this post we will look at the process of generating the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) files using SDDC Manager. Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Files using the User Interface The following procedure demonstrates the process … More PowerVCF – Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Files for Each Component Managed by SDDC Manager (Part 3)

PowerVCF – Connect SDDC Manager to the Microsoft Certificate Authority (Part 2)

This is the second of five blog posts that discusses the process of Certificate Management with VMware Cloud Foundation. In this post we will look at the process of configuring SDDC Manager integration with the Microsoft Certificate Authority. SDDC Manager must be configured with the Microsoft Certificate Authority so that you can automate the process … More PowerVCF – Connect SDDC Manager to the Microsoft Certificate Authority (Part 2)

PowerVCF – Configure the Microsoft Certificate Authority for VMware Cloud Foundation Integration (Part 1)

This is the first of five blog posts that discusses Certificate Management with VMware Cloud Foundation. In this post we will look at the configuration requirements on the Microsoft Certificate Authority server itself, failure to perform these additional configuration steps prior to attempting any procedures within the SDDC Manager User Interface or PowerVCF cmdlets will … More PowerVCF – Configure the Microsoft Certificate Authority for VMware Cloud Foundation Integration (Part 1)