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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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Poland VMUG – 18.05.2021

Zapraszam wszystkich na drugie w tym roku spotkanie Poland VMUG, które odbędzie się 18 maja 2021. Tym razem będę miał przyjemność opowiedzieć o upgrajdzie VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 do 4.1 ale z perspektywy wybranych komponentów vRealize Suite ( vRSLCM, vIDM, vRLI, vROPS, vNI). Zapraszam serdecznie. Rejestracja: https://community.vmug.com/events/event-description?CalendarEventKey=6172308e-a1c5-4e02-a9e2-71e59e643b68&CommunityKey=6558a847-c2b3-44a7-8278-d2daf29efc80&Home=%2fcommunities%2fcommunity-home%2frecent-community-events

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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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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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QUICK TIP: Obtaining RAID Controller firmware and driver version on an ESXi host

First run this command to dump the instance names for all instances in the system: and now just execute the command (replace ‘lsi_mr3-544a842043a54a00/LSI Incorporation’ with the Key Value Instance you received as the output of previous command) : That’s it 🙂 Any questions, comments? Just ping me.

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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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