VCF

VCF 4.0 – file-based backup configuration via API

To configure a file-based backup schedule for the SDDC Manager VM you must use the Cloud Foundation API because it’s not possible to configure it via GUI. BUT, before you can use the VMware Cloud Foundation API to configure a backup schedule, you must enable the feature creating properties file (feature.properties) in the /home/vcf directory […]

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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 on VxRail 7.0.000 – initial cluster configuration and deployment with Ansible

A few weeks ago VxRail 7.0.10 was released and one of the many new features is that provides enhanced workflows and an API to support automation of initial cluster configuration and deployment. There is a great Dell EMC VxRail RESTful API Cookbook and it provides sample VxRail RESTful API workflows. You can find there even […]

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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 on VxRail 4.0. Part#1- VxRail cluster upgrade.

Before we start with VCF 4.0 on VxRail 7.0 installation, if not yet done, we need to upgrade our VxRail cluster to version 7.0.x. In this blog post we will upgrade from version 4.7.300. But before start, please read carefully ‘VxRail Software Upgrade Procedures’ available in SolVe Online, allowing users to generate specific step-by-step procedures […]

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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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