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SDDC Manager command line history

A quick post about a small change that I noticed in the VCF 4.3 release. The SDDC Manager command line history (a.k.a. Arrow up) seems not to work anymore in this version. Apparently, this is due to the fact that VCF Engineering has hardened the SDDC Manager security. Enable SDDC Manager command line history There are two ways to enable the command: Temporarily, run: # set -o history Permanently, remove or rename the disable.history.sh file […]

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Expand multi-NIC / multi-vDS Workload Domain in VCF

Following up from the previous post on how to deploy a multi-NIC / multi-vDS workload domain in VMware Cloud Foundation, this article will show you how to add a host to multi-nNIC / multi-vDS workload domain using API. The reason for using the API is because at the time of this writing, VCF does not support doing it via UI. This procedure is based on the example scenario from my previous post. Prerequisites Before you […]

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Deploy multi-NIC / multi-vDS Workload Domain in VCF

In the current release of VMware Cloud Foundation (4.3.x), if you want to create a VI workload domain with more than one vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) or use ESXi hosts with more than two physical NICs, you must use the VMware Cloud Foundation API functionality to achieve this. Example Scenario Consider the following scenario that is based on one of the options that you choose when deploying the management workload domain during the VCF bring-up. […]

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Automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1 – Part 4

In the previous part of the automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1, we deployed the vRealize Log Insight and we also configured additional settings. This part will cover deployment and configuration of vRealize Automation 8.1. Before you begin, make sure that you have the vRealize product bundles downloaded on the SDDC Manager and the vRSLCM has synchronized its inventory. Prerequisites Before you begin with the deployment, verify that your environment meets the following […]

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Automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1 – Part 3

In the previous part of the automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1, we deployed the vRealize Operations Manager and we’ve also configured the appliances. In this part we will continue deploying other vRealize Suite products. This part will cover deployment and configuration of vRealize Log Insight. Before you begin, make sure that you have the vRealize product bundles downloaded on the SDDC Manager and the vRSLCM has synchronized its inventory. Prerequisites Before you […]

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Automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1 – Part 2

In the previous part of the automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1, we deployed the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. We have also deployed the Workspace ONE Access using the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. In this part we will continue deploying other vRealize Suite products. This part will cover deployment and configuration of vRealize Operations Manager. Before you begin, make sure that you have the vRealize Operations Manager bundle downloaded on the SDDC Manager […]

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Automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1 – Part 1

Automated deployment of vRealize Suite is back in VMware Cloud Foundation 4.1! The biggest difference with previous VCF version (3.x) is that the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) is now “VCF Aware”. So, what does that exactly mean? Once the vRSLCM is deployed from the SDDC Manager, that instance will be VCF aware meaning that it is able to exchange the information with the SDDC Manager. For example, software bundles downloaded on the SDDC Manager […]

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My sessions choice for VMworld 2020

VMworld 2020 is just around the corner, content catalog is online, and the schedule builder is also available now but the most awesome thing this year is that VMworld 2020 is totally FREE for everyone! There is some premium content available for a fee but the majority of the sessions are available with the general pass. There is a lot of going on at VMware, and even for a VMware employee as me, it is […]