Create NSX-T Edge cluster using PowerVCF

Here we will install a NSX-T Edge cluster using VMware Cloud Foundation version 4. This can be done on VCF on vSAN ready nodes such as Dell EMC PowerEdge. Here I will create the NSX-T edge cluster using VCF on VxRail. Download and install PowerVCF using powershell. > Install-Module -Name PowerVCF Make a connection to …

Postman NSX-T edge cluster on VCF 4 VxRail 7

Have you ever wanted to save a little time by using REST API in VMware Cloud Foundation to create a NSX-T edge cluster? Yes, we could do this using the GUI. However, I often have to create and re-create the NSX Edge cluster for various reasons. To date, I’ve been using the GUI and simply …

Create kubernetes namespace in VCenter with Postman rest API

I have previously stood up VMware Cloud Foundation 4 on DellEMC VxRail 7. After deploying VCF on VxRail, I then created the NSX-T edge cluster and installed the solution for Kubernetes Workload Management. More information on this can be found at VMware: https://blogs.vmware.com/cloud-foundation/2020/03/10/delivering-kubernetes-at-cloud-scale-with-vmware-cloud-foundation-4/ Download and install Postman from https://www.postman.com/ Open Postman and create an environment …

Protect with PowerProtect Data Manager

Let’s create a Protection Policy to back up something. Login to Power Protect Data Manager (PPDM), and navigate to Protection > Protection Policies and click Add. Give the policy a name and select the type of resource to back up. I will select Virtual Machines and click Next. Select the type of protection you want. …

DellEMC: PPDM integration with DDVE

Log into Power Protect Data Manager (PPDM) GUI and from dashboard expand Infrastructure and select Storage. In this setup, I’m connecting to a Data Domain Virtual Edition (DDVE). Click Add to add the Data Domain. Select Data Domain System. Give this instance a name and add the IP address or FQDN of your DataDomain. For …

PPDM Plugin and Discovery for VCenter 7

I will add a vCenter server running on VCF 4 with VxRail 7. Log into Power Protect Data Manager and add a vCenter server as a assest source by expanding Infrastructure > Asset Sources. Or from Dashboard, click Add under VMware VCenter. Click Add and begin complete the vCenter add. I am going to add …

DellEMC PPDM: Power Protect Data Manager 19.5 OVA

Deploy the Power Protect Data Manager OVA. Right click you vCenter cluster and select deploy OVF from template and select your OVA from local file. Give the VM a name and click Next. Select a compute resource and click Next. Review details and click Next. Select datastore and click Next. Select your data protection network …

Deploy and initial config DDVE

I will be deploying DellEMC Data Domain Virtual Edition (DDVE) version 7.1.0.10. In the next post, I’ll deploy Power Protect Data Manager 19.5 to connect to DDVE. Login to vCenter and deploy the DDVE OVA filename: ddve-7.1.0.10-646016.ova. Give DDVE VM a name. Select your compute resource. Review details and click Next. Select the amount of …

How to deploy VMware HCX: Workload Mobility, Hybrid Cloud

My on premise datacenter is running VMware VCF 3.9.1 on VxRail 4.7.410. We want to deploy VMware HCX OVA into the on-premise datacenter and then connect to a cloud remote instance of HCX. There will be two instances of HCX. One in the cloud and one instance in your datacenter. Below is the on-prem datacenter. …