It is very easy to focus on the speeds and feeds of a new major vSphere release such as vSphere 7 which also includes a TON of new and exciting capabilities. However, often times it is the tiny improvements that has the most significant impact to our end users, especially when it comes to usability […]
In this quick and right to the point video I show how to access the VMware Learning Zone Premium Package 6 Month Promotion. Link: https://youtu.be/c56LoDuQacE #vmwaredailytip(s) are very quick tips to help you expand your knowledge around working with virtualization. These tips are not meant to be all encompassing but more of a way to […]
I’m writing this post because of a misconception I had regarding how read-only volumes were configured in Kubernetes. I thought this was controlled by the accessModes parameter in the PersistentVolumeClaim manifest file. This is not the case. It is controlled from the Pod, which to me seems a bit strange. Why would this not be controlled from the PVC manifest? One of our engineers pointed me to a few Kubernetes discussions on the behaviour of accessModes and readOnly here and here. It would seem that I am not the only one confused by this behaviour. In this post, I deploy…
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Correlating build numbers and versions of VMware products TCP and UDP Ports required to access VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESXi and ESX hosts, and other network components NSX-T admin password expired Build numbers and versions of VMware NSX for vSphere Product offerings for VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.x, 6.3.x and 6.4.x Licensing NSX for vSphere
If you have both vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations, you have probably wanted to automate the installation of the Telegraf agent used by vRealize Operations for application monitoring. Since agent lifecycle management was limited to the user interface, this was not possible … until vRealize Operations 8.1, that is. With new APIs for lifecycle management
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With the Connection Server installed and configured, it is time to build master images. The second image is Windows Server 2019. For this article, I used Windows Server 2019 Standard Edition. Note: Every person has their opinion on how a master image is built, optimized, and delivered to users. There are also different opinions on when […]
This is links to the VMware Cumulative Update / hotfixes for different versions of vRealize Automation, and vRealize Orchestrator. vRealize Automation, vRealize Automation 8.1 This is just a placeholder for now vRealize Automation 8.0.1 Latest is HF4 (5/22/2020) vRealize Automation 7.6 Latest is HF8 (6/8/2020) vRealize Automation 7.5 Latest is HF16 (4/17/2020) vRealize Automation 7.4 […]
Part 2: Implementing and consuming Web Application Services on VCD In part 1 of this blog series, we discussed the opportunity for offering developer ready services and serverless options on the VMware Cloud Provider platform, and specifically on VMware Cloud Director. The example we looked at was a serverless web application using the VMware Object
VMware recently announced VMware Integrated OpenStack 7.0. VMware Integrated OpenStack delivers out-of-the-box OpenStack functionality and an easy configuration workflow.We are truly excited about our latest OpenStack distribution as this release enables customers to take advantage of advancements in the upstream Train release and is fully compatible with VMware vSphere 7.0 and NSX-T Data Center 3.0. For our […]
Well well, what do we have here? How about a full SDDC in your lab? Note I didn’t say home lab, unless you have a pretty beefy configuration, read onward for details.
Just when I thought I wouldn’t find any more surprise wins for the VMUG Advantage team, somebody apparently found a way to pull off convincing the VCF PMs over at VMware to offer all EVALExperience subscribers the very latest VCF 4.0 version already. EVALExperience sure has come a long way! If you haven’t subscribed yet, please use discount code TINKERTRY to save 10% when you purchase VMUG Advantage EVALExperience.
VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 4.0
For active subscribers, here’s the VMUG Advantage EVALExperience download, add it to your cart, read and agree to the terms, and now you have your downloads. A tiny one, and a huge one:
- File: vcf-ems-deployment-parameter.xlsx
Size: 106 KB
- File: VMware-Cloud-Builder-22.214.171.124-16008466_OVF10.ova
Size: 20 GB
Now that you got your download going, you’ve got plenty of time to see if you meet the Minimum Hardware Requirements, which is 4 qualified servers on the vSAN portion of the VMware Compatibility Guide, a beefy boot device, and at least 192GB of RAM per server! Yes, you’ll need quite the home lab to handle this, it’s MUCH more likely you’ll be trying this on a non-production lab at work. If you do have a homelab that runs this, or even if you don’t, I’d still strongly encourage you to document what you have at William Lam’s VMware Community Homelab BOM Submission form.
This first video gives an overview of how VCF works.
This next video goes over what’s new in this recent 4.0 release that’s based on vSphere/vSAN 7.0.
This second video below is a demonstration of the Cloud Foundation “Bring Up” process. Shows how to use the Cloud Builder to instantiate the SDDC and create the Management Domain.
Note that the video overview below mentions that bring up can take up to 3 hours to complete. After filling out the Configuration File Validation file, the cloud builder uses the information provided in the input parameters file to:
- deploy a pair of platform service controllers and instantiate a new SSO Domain
- deploy a vCenter server instance for the management domain (vSphere 7.0 I believe)
- join the management hosts into a vSAN cluster and configure a vSAN datastore
- deploy and configure NSX-T
- deploy and configure vRealize Log Insight
- deploy and configure the SDDC Manager
If your lab just isn’t quite there yet, I’d recommend you’d consider trying out one of the components needed for any self-respecting home or work lab that has a need for syslog collection. That’s right, it’s vRealize Log Insight, see also my detailed article about this gem, which is now at version 8.1, and available for download as part of VMware vRealize Suite 2019 at VMUG Advantage EVALExperience here.
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