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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 […]

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Workload Migration to VMware Cloud Foundation using VMware HCX – Part 1

Workload migration to VMware Cloud Foundation is discussed on nearly every engagement that I have been working on in the last couple of years in my role as Sr. Consultant at VMware. There are several ways to do this, but in my opinion the most versatile way is to use VMware HCX. Have a look at the “Workload Migration Strategies with VMware Cloud Foundation” white paper written by my colleagues Heath Johnson and John Nicholson […]

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Cleanup ESXi host in VCF

In one of my previous blogs about commissioning and decommissioning ESXi hosts in VMware Cloud Foundation, I’ve included a procedure how to cleanup ESXI host that has been decommissioned so it can be used again in another workload domain. There has been some changes that make this process much easier in VCF 3.5 and later so it is time for an update. Note: the old procedure using the DCUI is still supported. Cleanup ESXi Host […]