VxRail

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 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 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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VMware Cloud on Dell EMC – the 2nd Generation of Data Center as a Service

The second generation of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC unveiled. VMware launched the VMware Cloud on Dell EMC product offering at Dell Tech World 2019 in April and this is the second generation of that product. Last week as a vExpert i’ve had a chance ( again:-) ) to participate in exclusive Bloggers Early Access […]

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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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