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.
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
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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
Last post we saw how to deploy the MGMT WLD. Today we will take a closer look at deploying a new VI Work Load Domain ( WLD). Each WLD provisioned will have its own dedicated vCenter and NSX Manager deployed to manage the hosts, cluster and VMs within the new WLD. These VMs once provisioned… Continue reading Deploying a new VI WLD on VCF on VxRail
Overview on how we leverage VMware’s Cloud Builder and VxRail Manager to deploy our new VCF MGMT WLD in a few hours. A few pre-requisites Cloud Builder 4 Node VxRail Cluster Create some DNS Entries for Each VxRail ESXI Host MGTM vCenter l WLD 1 vCenter PSC 1 PSC 2 VxRail Manager VRealize Log insight… Continue reading Deploying VCF on VxRail MGT WLD
Few notes on VCF on Vxail MGMT WLD. Minimum MGMT WLD sizing is a 4 node VxRail cluster Additional VxRail nodes can be added if more capacity or resources are required. All standard SDDC MGMT VMs get deployed and installed within this cluster. These include vCenter for mgmt WLD and each new WLD Pair of… Continue reading VCF on VxRail MGT WLD VMs