Ansible

VCF 5.0 – VCF bring-up with Ansible

This post describes how to perform VCF bringup via Ansible. If you need another VCF related ansible playbooks check rest of my blog posts in here. Backing to VCF bringup, my folder structure is as follow: startVcfBringup.yml playbook /roles/runVcfBringup/defaults/main.yml cloudBuilderRestApiSddcValidate – var for Cloud Builder API used for input specification validation. cloudBuilderRestApiSddcCreate: var for Cloud […]

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VCF 4.0 on VxRail 7.0.000 – rename cluster components with Ansible and PowerShell.

In this post, which is third of a number of posts on VCF 4 on VxRail, we wil rename default VxRail cluster components names before VCF bring-up. Once the VxRail cluster is installed and configured, a default names are assigned to the Datacenter, cluster, vDS, portgroups and vSAN Datastore in the vCenter Server inventory. Once […]

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VCF 4.0.1 – Cloud Builder deployment with Ansible

As we all know, lazy sysadmin is the best sysadmin so even few clicks may cause you feel exhausted. That’s why I wrote Ansible role to automate VCF Cloud Builder deployment using ‘vmware_deploy_ovf’ module. Of course some OVA property keys were needed, but they can be found under ProductSection in OVF descriptor. This ansible role is for […]

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VCF 3.9 on VxRail 4.7.300 – manage certificate for VxRail Manager using Ansible.

Few posts ago i described how to automate certificates management for all VCF components using Ansible. In VCF versions prior to VCF 3.8, SDDC Manager allows the user to manage certificates of the VMware Cloud Foundation components except VxRail Manager. This post is just a quick update of vars for my ansible role. Just add […]

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VCF 3.9 – automate managing certificates for Cloud Foundation components using Ansible.

In VCF 3.9 we can manage certificates for all Cloud Foundation components, including configuring a certificate authority, generating and downloading CSRs, and installing them. In this post i will show you how to configure Microsoft certificate authority and create and install certificates for the following components: Platform Services Controllers vCenter Server NSX Manager SDDC Managee vRealize […]

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Ansible – VMware Identity Manager – how to change user attributes – Part#2.

In the previous post i described how to deploy VMware Identity Manager through vRealize Lifecycle Manager using Ansible. vIDM is up and ready to go so let’s go little bit further and do one of the many configuration steps . Before configuring the Directory Services and the VMware Identity Manager settings, it can happen that […]

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Ansible – VMware Identity Manager deployment through vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part#1

Today i’m going to show you how to create new environment for Vmware Identity Manager and install new instance of vIDM in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in fully automaticaly way, using of course Ansible. In VMware docs you will find that you can add an existing VMware Identity Manager OR deploy new VMware Identity Manager […]

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