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 …

Deploy onprem cloud with VMware VCF 3.9.1 on VxRail 4.7.410

Do the VxRail bring up till you see Hooray! This assumes you have plumbed your physical networks with VLANs and an upstream router. The VxRail validation check prior to deployment verifies ip’s subnets, gateway, vlan’s and reach-ability. You will have VLAN for management, vMotion, vSAN, and guest or prod / dev VM_network. Once VxRail initial …

Update VMware VCF 4.0.0.1 to 4.0.1 on VxRail.

Log into VCF and put ensure there are valid credentials to download bundles by selecting Repository Settings and verify My VMware Account Authentication. Select Repository > Bundle Management and download the bundle. After bundle download completes, navigate to Inventory > Workload Domains and select the workload domain to be updated. Notice far right, there is …

Octant install for visibility into kubernetes on VCF VxRail

I will be doing this from the context of a Windows jump VM. It’s running Windows Server 2019. Open PowerShell and Run as Administrator. Install Chocolately so we can install Octant. Instructions here: https://chocolatey.org/docs/installation Chocolatey (Choco.exe) command is now installed. Let’s close this windos and open a new instance of PowerShell as Administrator. New instance …

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 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 …