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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory #004: vVols with Cody Hosterman!

Episode 004 is out! This time we talk to Cody Hosterman, Director of Product Management at Pure Storage, about Virtual Volumes aka vVols! Cody shares with us the past, present, and future of vVols. I especially enjoyed his explanations around the benefits of vVols for traditional and cloud-native workload. It is also … [Read more...]

Can you combine Enhanced- and Hybrid Linked Mode?

It’s a pretty straighforward question…can you combine Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) and Hybrid Linked Mode (HLM)? First a short refresher: Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) allows you to link multiple vCenter Servers, so you can view and search across all linked vCenter Server systems. You can log in to all linked … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

VMware Cloud Foundation 4: Licensing, Packaging and Bill of Materials

More than a year ago I published an article on VCF licensing, packaging and the bill of materials; this article was written with VCF 3.5 in mind. With VCF 4 available since April 2020, and the recent release of VCF 4.0.1 I decided to write an update on this topic. Let’s first recall, what is […] … [Read more...]