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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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Workload Migration to VMware Cloud Foundation using VMware HCX – Part 3

In this article in the Workload Migration to VMware Cloud Foundation using VMware HCX series, we will have a closer look on different migration methods that can be used in VMware HCX. In the previous 2 parts of this series (part 1, part2) we’ve deployed the HCX Managers on the Source and Destination site, configured the Site Pair, created Network & Compute profiles for each site, and we’ve also created a Service Mesh. This means […]

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Workload Migration to VMware Cloud Foundation using VMware HCX – Part 2

In this article in the Workload Migration to VMware Cloud Foundation using VMware HCX series, we will create a site pair, network profiles, compute profile on the Source and Destination site and finally we will create a Service Mesh. This will enable us to migrate the virtual machines using different migration methods. Create Site Pair A Site Pair establishes the connection needed for management, authentication, and orchestration of HCX services across a source and destination […]