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VCF 4.4.1 On VxRAIL 7.0.371 Release

VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4.1 on Dell VxRail 7.0.371 is now available. The following is a list of all the components and their versions as per VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4.1. Security Update: VCF 4.4.1 On VxRail 7.0.371 includes the following security bug fixes (DSA Site): DSA-2022-084 DSA-2022-056 DSA-2021-255 Some other notable highlights of this VCF 4.4.1 release include: New VxRail LCM logic improvements New […]

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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 On VxRAIL – 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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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 […]

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VCF 4.x – ‘Failed To Assign Role Admin TO ESXi User’

I hit the following issue recently while creating a VCF 4.1 ‘NSX-T VI Workload Domain‘ for a VCF on VxRail solution: Referring to the VMware VCF 4.0.1 Release Notes (extract): VI workload domain creation or expansion operations fail If there is a mismatch between the letter case (upper or lower) of an ESXi host’s FQDN and the FQDN used when […]