VCF

VCF on VxRail: Edge VM Present in NSX Inventory Not Present in vCenter

In VCF on VxRail 4.5 I found some alerts related to NSX Edge nodes displayed in NSX-T UI Home page: The VM “Edge VM” with moref id “vm-xxxxx” corresponding to the Edge Transport node “Edge Transport node id” vSphere placement parameters is found in NSX inventory but is not present in vCenter. Please check if the VM […]

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VCF on VxRail 4.x – VXM-VC service account password reset

While applying the async vCenter 7.0U3o patch to workload domain (related to VMSA-2023-0023) in VCF on VxRail 4.x, I faced an issue with VxRail prechecks in SDDC Manager: ‘VxManager HTTP Request failed with invalid status code’ If you open the Physical View of VxRail cluster in vCenter, page keeps loading or it shows ‘Unable to […]

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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 5.0 – how to disable the VMNICS_MIN_SPEED validation during bring-up process

If you want to disable the VMNICS_MIN_SPEED validation during bring-up in you VCF lab (because of error as below) you can just skip the validation process at all. 2023-10-20T16:23:20.023+0000 [bringup,11c0e70c474a8970,5431] DEBUG [c.v.e.s.c.v.util.ResponseUtil,pool-2-thread-19] Build validation response: {“errorCode”:”VMNICS_MIN_SPEED.error”,”arguments”:[“vmnic0″,”reg02-esx02.xxxx.xx”,”1000″],”context”:{“severity”:”ERROR”,”bundleName”:”com.vmware.evo.sddc.common.validation.errors.messages”,”validation.taskId”:”7f000001-8b4d-18c5-818b-4de5a780010f”},”message”:”The speed of vmnic0 on host reg02-esx02.xxxx.xxx is 1000 MB/s but must be at least 10 GB/s according to minimum hardware requirements“} […]

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VCF 5.x – how to modify the input values of failed task in SDDC Manager

In VCF 5.x, the endpoint for modifying the input values of failed tasks in SDDC Manager is hidden/disabled by default for security purposes. NOTE: For security reasons It shouldn’t be unhidden and if you need it on your prod environment,please contact GSS In VCF 4.x this functionality it’s enabled and in one of my previous […]

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VCF 4.1 – update vSAN license key in the failed ‘Add Cluster’ workflow

When you add new vSphere cluster to the management or VI workload domain and provide expired or invalid vSAN license key, the subtask ‘Apply vSAN License in vCenter Server’ will fail:  In /var/log/vmware/vcf/domainmanager/domainmanager.log you can find more details: 2021-04-21T11:53:22.184+0000 WARN [vcf_dm,9f492adb1719ed65,0ae2] [c.v.e.s.c.c.v.vsphere.VcManagerBase,dm-exec-8] VSAN license verification failed – assuming vSAN license not applied 2021-04-21T11:53:22.184+0000 DEBUG [vcf_dm,9f492adb1719ed65,0ae2] […]

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vIDM 3.3.5 deployment using vRSLCM 8.5 REST API in VCF (4.3.1) Aware Mode

Some time ago I described the installation process of VMware Identity Manager 3.3.0 with vRealize Lifecycle Manager 2.1 using Ansible (link here). That time the only possible option to install vIDM with vRSLCM was a single node with internal PostgresSQL database. vRSLCM 2.x does not perform cluster-based installations of VMware Identity Manager. Fortunately it has […]

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Upgrading to VCF 4.3.1

Two weeks ago VCF 4.3.1 has been released and few hours later I had an opportunity to test upgrade procedure. In this post I will show you how to upgrade VCF software, NSX-T, vCenter, ESXi hosts and vRealize Suite components if you have vRealize Suite deployed in your environment. It’s a pretty straight forward process. […]

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