VCF

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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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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Poland VMUG – 26.03.2020

Zapraszam wszystkich na pierwszy w tym roku spotkanie Poland VMUG, które odbędzie się 26 marca 2020. W związku z obecną sytuacją, spotkanie odbędzie się online. Będę miał okazję opowiedzieć o rozwiązaniu jakim jest VCF on VxRail – jak wygląda integracja VMware VCF software stack’a z platforma HCI DellEMC VxRail. Kliknij tutaj żeby się zarejestrować.

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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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Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9.1

On January 14th 2020, VMware achieved general availability of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 3.9.1, introducing support for Application Virtual Networks, API support for multiple physical NICs and vSphere Distributed switches, and improvements to Cloud Builder and Developer Center.  The following post provides an overview of the release content and links to additional information. Here you can […]

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