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vRealize Automation 8: Enterprise Cluster Installation

vRealize Automation 8 is out! This is a big release as it marks feature parity with VMware Cloud Automation Service (SaaS offering). In addition, a new architecture which eliminates the need for Windows Server. For this post, i’ll document what’s needed for an Enterprise Install of vRA8. High-level diagram: Components: 1 x Lifecycle Manager3 x Identity Manager3 x vRealize Automation Appliance2 x LB to handle IDM and
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VMworld 2019: VMware hackathon experience

Ever since they announced VMware Hackathon 4 years ago – I knew wanted to experience this first hand if given the opportunity! Fortunately, THAT opportunity came this VMworld 2019 thanks to vExpert Pro and VMware! It’s been 10 years since my last VMworld and alot has changed – with content from different VMware units (more on this on another post). One of this is unit is VMware Code which hosted gee
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Unable to get Kubernetes Node Metrics: http://:10255: getsockopt: connection refused

Some kubernetes action 🙂 I’ve just installed prometheus-grafana monitoring on my kubeadm built k8s cluster. This is the repo i used to do such: https://github.com/giantswarm/prometheus After installing, there was an error getting node metrics. The error: Get dial tcp getsockopt: connection refused To fix this, you need to allow kubelet read-only port by spe
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How to add existing vSphere tags in terraform – vSphere Provisioner

So I’ve been using terraform for quite sometime now for building-tearing down my kubernetes cluster. One thing that is missing on the provisioned Virtual Machine are tags which I exclusively use for my backup-schedule retention (Veeam). Quick Introduction on Terraform: Terraform lets you “codify” the desired state of your infrastructure. This is awesome as it can be tracked/ checked-in on your favor
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NSX-T configuration error on ESXi Hosts

I recently uninstalled NSX-V on my environment to prepare for NSX-T. Unfortunately, I encounter the following error when I try to configure/ install NSX-T: Failed to install software on host. Failed to install software on host. esxidr01.ldc.int : java.rmi.RemoteException: [ProfileValidationError] File path of ‘/etc/vmware/firewall/netCPRuleset.xml’ is claimed by multiple non-overlay VIBs: {‘VMware_b
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Creation of Kubernetes Cluster: Personal Experience

More than one way to skin a cat. The old adage which basically means there are multiple ways to achieve a goal. This is no different in IT and for creating Kubernetes clusters – there have been multiple ways in standing up a fully functioning cluster. Here are some of the I’ve tried and my experience of doing it: If you want an opinionated way of doing it, go PKS (https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Enterpr
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Generating Certificate for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

I recently installed vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (2.x) – and from the VVD guide it supposed to have the “generate certificate” option in the solution. https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Validated-Design/4.2/com.vmware.vvd.mseg-lcm-deploy.doc/GUID-0518C51B-92B2-4469-98F8-C3D968724FD5.html For the version I installed: Build 10150522 it didn’t have the option for such – instea
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Fully Featured vSphere Client in vSphere 6.7…

Fully Featured vSphere Client in vSphere 6.7… We’re pleased to announce that the vSphere Client is now ‘Fully Featured’ in vSphere 6.7 Update 1. This means that you can manage all aspects of your vSphere environment using the HTML5-based vSphere Client, no need to switch back and forth between the vSphere Client and the vSphere Web Client. We’ve ported all remaining features VMware Social Media Advocacy
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vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is now available!

vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is now available! Download VMware vSphere. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure. VMware Social Media Advocacy
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