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VCF On VxRail 4.4 – Walkthrough (Part5: Deploy vRSLCM)

PART1 PART2 PART3 PART4 The VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates the LCM of the vRealize Suite. It must be deployed before any vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Operations, or vRealize Automation components can be deployed. The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager contains the functional elements that collaborate to orchestrate the LCM operations of the vRealize Suite environment. vRLCM VM is deployed […]

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VCF On VxRail 4.4 – Walkthrough (Part4: NSX-T Edge Automation)

PART1 PART2 PART3 This is the fourth in a series of posts covering VCF On VxRail 4.4. The following detailed post provides an example walkthrough covering the process of deploying a NSX-T Edge nodes into the VI Workload Domain using the SDDC automation. The end result of this example build is that of a single site VCF on VxRail solution including a single NSX-T VI Workload Domain (thanks to @HeagaSteve for the architectural […]

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VCF 3.x – Remove Bundles From SDDC Manager

The following provides a method of cleaning out unwanted bundles from SDDC Manager. Firstly browse to the Bundle section on SDDC UI, select the bundle you wish to remove and click view details: From here you can gather the Bundle ID which is required by the bundle cleanup utility: At this point it is good practice to take a snapshot […]

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VCF 4.4 On VxRAIL 7.0.320 Release

VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4 on Dell VxRail 7.0.320 is now available. The following is a list of all the components and their versions as per VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4. Security Update: VCF 4.4 On VxRail 7.0.320 includes the critical Apache Log4j Remote Code Execution Vulnerability fixes. Some other notable highlights of this VCF 4.4 release include: vRealize LCM initiated from vRSLCM […]

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VCF On VxRail 3.X – Bring-up Failed to apply default vSAN policy

This is a known issue and documented in the release notes: ‘If bring-up fails when deploying the second Platform Services Controller (psc-2), retrying bring-up will fail with the error Failed to apply default vSAN policy. The cause is that the original deployment of psc-2 was not removed from the vCenter Server inventory.’ Release notes: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Cloud-Foundation/3.10/rn/vmware-cloud-foundation-on-dell-emc-vxrail-18-release-notes.html The workaround as per detailed in […]

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VxRail ‘Dynamic Nodes’ – Fibre Channel Storage

The definition of a VxRail Dynamic node: ‘VxRail systems that are compute-only nodes used to form a vSphere cluster.’ This essentially means that a VxRail Dynamic node cluster relies on having external storage acting as primary. Support for HCI Mesh and FC based external storage compute-only clusters was introduced as part of the VxRail 7.0.240 release. These compute-only ESXi VxRail […]

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VxRail – Lookup Service Tag/Serial Number

See also related Post: https://davidring.ie/2019/09/18/vxrail-lookup-model-psnt/ In addition to the physical tag at the front of the VxRail appliance you may also leverage PowerCLI, ESXi console or vCenter GUI to pull the ST/SN of each VxRail appliance. PowerCLI Get-Hosts -Server VxRailManager_IP -Username administrator@vsphere.local -Password PW |ft sn, hostname ESXi Console Per individual host: /opt/vxrail/tools/ipmitool fru print 17 vCenter UI With the […]

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VxRAIL – Installing API PowerShell Modules

One method of consuming the available VxRail APIs is by leveraging the VxRail API PowerShell Modules Package from within your Windows OS using PowerShell. Each public API has a corresponding PowerShell cmdlet included in the VxRail PowerShell modules starting with VxRail 4.7.300. The API User Guide can be found here: https://support.emc.com/docu91468_VxRail-Appliance-4.5.x,-4.7.x,-and-7.0.x-API-Guide.pdf?language=en_US Steps to install the VxRail API PowerShell Modules Package […]

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VCF On VXRAIL 4.2 – Walkthrough (Part3: NSX-T EDGE AUTOMATION)

This is the third post in a series of posts covering VCF On VxRail 4.2. The previous posts detailed an example walkthrough covering the process of: Deploying a VxRail Management Workload Domain cluster Deploying VMware CloudBuilder for VxRail Bring-Up of VCF 4.2 Deploying a VI WLD Part 1 & Part 2 Versions used in this example are VCF 4.2 & VxRail 7.0.131. Release Notes: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Cloud-Foundation/4.2/rn/vmware-cloud-foundation-on-dell-emc-vxrail-22-release-notes.html […]