Previously we looked at the 4.0 to 4.1 upgrade. This is a continuation of the next iteration of VCF Upgrades. I can’t stress this enough read and use the VVD documentation for guidance throughout this process. The Documents are well written and easy to follow. VCF 4.1 is “vRSLCM aware”. One of the benefits is that all… Continue reading VCF on VxRail 4.1 to 4.2 Upgrade – My Experience
Continuing from my previous post with the theme of network flexibility that is present in the 7.0.130 VxRail release. This post will look at a new feature that will allow customers to customize their entire vDS configuration. Traditionally all VxRail system VLANs needed to remain on a single vDS. System VLANs are categorized as Management,… Continue reading VxRail Multi vDS – System Traffic Separation.
One of the new features that were added to VxRail in the latest 7.0.130 release was the ability to build cluster and add nodes without using the zero-touch configuration. So what is the zero-touch configuration and why would I not want to use it? The Zero-touch configuration uses IPV6 Multicast on the top of rack switches and… Continue reading No Multicast No Problem. VxRail cluster build and scaleout without Loudmouth.
Two of the new features introduced in vSAN 7.0U1 is HCI Mesh and Default gateway override for vSAN VMK. I am going to check out two of these enhancements today. Firstly Default gateway override. This removes the task of configuring static route between vSan networks for L3 connectivity. This feature can be used for 2… Continue reading vSAN HCI Mesh + vSAN Gateway Override
I have been running VCF 4.0.1 in my Lab for a few months now but I wanted upgrade to 4.1 mainly as I wanted to check out some of the new features in vSphere7.0u1 and SDDC Manager 4.1 and lastly I wanted to capture the process for historical posterity. Just a quick overview of what… Continue reading VCF on VxRail 4.0.1 to 4.1 Upgrade – My Experience
A common question that I receive is around the offline upload utility for SDDC Manager when importing VxRail Bundles. This process is very handy for when working in a DC that does not allow external internet connection or on secure sites. I will break this down into two section. The first section is how to… Continue reading VxRail Offline Bundle for VCF
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It’s been a while since I had time to write one of these. I wanted to provide a quick walkthrough guide of the shiny VxRail Manager Bring up UI and showcase the new 4x25GBe Extreme Speed network profile that has been introduced in new the VxRail 7.0.100 release code. VxRail 7.0.100 aligns with vSphere 7U1.… Continue reading VxRail 7.0.100 UI with new 4x25GBe Network Profile
vCenter 6.7U2 gives us the ability to migrate from an External Platform Service Controller (PSC) to a consolidated embedded PSC + VC in a single VC Appliance topology and decommission external PSCs . Previous to vSphere 6.7 U2 this could only be completed by using a combination of vcsa-util and .json file. Official VMware documentation… Continue reading Consolidating External PSC to VC Embedded Topology
Quick guide on deploying a Horizon based WLD in VCF 3.7.x. First off there are a bunch of prerequisites that are required before you start. VI WLD that was previously deployed using VCF VxLAN PortGroup for VDI Components. MGMT – For horizon mgmt VMs ( Mandatory) DMZ – If utilizing a UAG (Optional) Interconnect –… Continue reading Deploying a Horizon WLD in VCF 3.7