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 …

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 …

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. …

Let’s make a VLAN backed NSX-T logical segment.

The setup is deployed on VMware VCF 4.0 on DellEMC VxRail 7.0. As part of the bring up, you have enabled (Application Virtual Network) AVN networks. This is a fancy way of saying the Tier 0 and Tier 1 router have been deployed and configured to allow network segments to span to different regions. In …

Kubernetes: VCF 4.0 on VxRail 7. SSH into a pod

The last blog post, I showed how to provision a pod containing SSH service. I want to do this so that I can then get basic dial-tone access into a pod so I can test and view networking aspects of the pod. This will help me get a better understanding of what’s going on with …

Kubernetes and vMotion: what happens?

VMware 7.0 with kubernetes has been deployed. Someone asked me what happens during a ESX vMotion? Does the pod migrate? not quite. While it will spin up a new pod on a different node, that’s not a vMotion. If you want that data to be persistent, make sure your application has a persistent volume claim. …

VMware Cloud Foundation with kubernetes: Consolidated build on VxRail

Example of VMware VCF 4 on VxRail 7. Perform VxRail using internal VCenter server and prepare for CloudBuilder. Deploy Cloudbuilder. Bring up validation. Note: In the Cloudbuilder spreadsheet, select No for AVN network. This means you will need to deploy the Edge Cluster manually after bringup. complete brinup Log into SDDC manager. Also log into …