Announcing VMware vSphere with Kubernetes…

Announcing VMware vSphere with Kubernetes Support on the VMware Cloud Foundation Management Domain

Announcing VMware vSphere with Kubernetes…

When VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 released in April 2020, it introduced support for VMware vSphere with Kubernetes. With the initial release, users were required to create a virtual infrastructure (VI) domain to enable vSphere with Kubernetes. This meant that a minimum of seven servers was needed to run vSphere with Kubernetes on Cloud Foundation: four The post Announcing VMware vSphere with Kubernetes Support on the VMware Cloud Foundation Management Domain appeared first on Cloud Foundation.


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VCSA 7.0 deployment on vSAN

Yes, you can create a vSAN cluster while deploying vCenter Server at the same time.

Yes, you can create a vSAN cluster while deploying vCenter Server at the same time.

As per vSphere 7 -Planning and deployment Guide:

“The vCenter Server Appliance is a preconfigured Linux virtual machine, which is used for running VMware vCenter Server on Linux systems. This feature enables you to configure a vSAN cluster on new ESXi hosts without using vCenter Server.

When you use the vCenter Server Appliance Installer to deploy a vCenter Server Appliance, you can create a single-host vSAN cluster, and host the vCenter Server Appliance on the cluster. During Stage 1 of the deployment, when you select a datastore, click Install on a new vSAN cluster containing the target host. Follow the steps in the Installer wizard to complete the deployment.

The vCenter Server Appliance Installer creates a one-host vSAN cluster, with disks claimed from the host. vCenter Server Appliance is deployed on the vSAN cluster.

After you complete the deployment, you can manage the single-host vSAN cluster with the vCenter Server Appliance. You must complete the configuration of the vSAN cluster.You can deploy a Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server on the same vSAN cluster or on separate clusters.”

Prerequistes:

  1. Same as any other vCenter deployment, ensure all the DNS entries are correct, forward and reverse lookup is working fine.
  2. All necessary ports are open.

 

Below are the steps to deploy along with vSAN and automatically deploy on vSAN. As mentioned earlier, Once single host vSAN cluster is deployed, follow the due process to add remaining host and configure cluster like any other vSAN cluster.

Mount the ISO

 

Click Install

 

Provide FQDN of ESXi Host on which vCenter will be installed

 

Provide vCenter VM name

 

 

Provide the Datacenter and cluster Name

 

Make sure you select the disk correctly, you can select the disk and change (capacity/Cache)accordingly

 

Validate all Configurations

 

 

Once Stage Completes , Stage 2 will start. Don’t worry if it get closed. Open https://vcfqdn:5480 and you can start stage 2.

Provide SSO domain name and password for admin.

 

 

This will take some time , Bring your Coffee if you are in office. If at home, bring your beer 🙂

 

 

And it’s done.

 

Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud…

Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud…

We are pleased to announce General Availability (GA) of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0! Cloud Foundation 4 was announced during our Modern Apps Launch event on March 10th and excitement around the latest version of VMware’s hybrid cloud platform has been growing since. With Release 4.0, Cloud Foundation takes a significant step forward in offering customers The post Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 appeared first on Cloud Foundation.


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How to Get vSphere with Kubernetes

How to Get vSphere with Kubernetes

How to Get vSphere with Kubernetes

We’re very excited to announce the general availability of vSphere 7 today! It caps off a massive across-the-board effort by the many engineering teams within VMware. We have built a ton of new capabilities into vSphere 7, including drastically improved lifecycle management, many new security features, and broader application focus and support. But of course, The post How to Get vSphere with Kubernetes appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.


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