VMware Cloud Foundation 3.x Component Backup and Restore Methods

With the release of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.7.2 it is now possible to perform a file-level backup and restore of the SDDC Manager next to an image-level backup and restore. But what are the supported backup and restore methods of the other components in VMware Cloud Foundation? Although the general supported backup and restore methods... Continue Reading →

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VCF 3.x Startup/Shutdown Procedure

Over the last few months I've done a couple of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 3.x deployments and the question I almost always get is how to perform a startup or shutdown of the VCF environment. Since the documentation for VCF 3.0 and 3.5 doesn't give you any guidance on how to do this, I set... Continue Reading →

VCSA Upgrade & Root Password Expiration

Last week VMware have released vSphere 6.5 Update 2 which contains bug fixes as well as new features. One of these new features is the use of Linked Mode between vCenter Servers with Embedded Platform Services Controllers. In previous versions Linked Mode was only possible with external Platform Services Controllers. This new features has been... Continue Reading →

NSX-v 6.4 IP Pool improvements

After spending a lot of my time on my VCDX defense preparation, I decided it was time to rebuild my lab environment. And what is better then to start with NSX-v 6.4. After preparing the management host (single Intel NUC), it was time to deploy the NSX controllers. I use NSX IP Pools to give... Continue Reading →

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