Application Virtual Networks in the VCF Management Domain

Over the past months, I've gotten a lot of questions from customers about what Application Virtual Networks (AVNs) are in VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF). In this article, the history, architecture and purpose of AVN will be explained. This article expects the reader has a basic understanding of VMware Cloud Foundation. Application Virtual What? Application Virtual... Continue Reading →

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vRSLCM 8.0 Create Environment Request Failure

After a busy and fun VMworld, it was finally time to update the vRealize components in my homelab environment. Since I was already using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager for deployment and updates of these components, the first step was to upgrade my current vRSLCM 2.1 environment to vRLSCM 8.0. This is an out-of-place upgrade with... Continue Reading →

What’s new in VMware Cloud Foundation 3.8

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.8 has been officially released which, in my eyes, is a massive release with a lot off new and welcome features making VMware Cloud Foundation even better. Key Features and Benefits This release of VMware Cloud Foundation isn't just a simple update. Although it is just a minor version number change, it... 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 →

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