Ansible for VMware – How to start on Centos 8

"Infrastructure as code (IaC) is the process of managing and provisioning computer data centers through machine-readable definition files, rather than physical hardware configuration or interactive configuration tools.[1] The IT infrastructure managed by this process comprises both physical equipment, such as bare-metal servers, as well as virtual machines, and associated configuration resources. The definitions may be in a version control system. It can use either … Continue reading Ansible for VMware – How to start on Centos 8

Scratch Partition and Loghost directory setup when booting from SD Card

Even though it's not new, still came across wrong setup of scratch partition, which could cause boot media issues. If you had a statefully deployed ESXi host, it could boot from any sources like standard HDD or SSD or even Flash Drive (Pendrive) or SD Card. In case of HDD/SSD usage this setup is not … Continue reading Scratch Partition and Loghost directory setup when booting from SD Card

Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Deployment Guide – Summary

Within this series i've deployed a vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager from zero, included the Identity Manager (IDM or Workspace ONE Access) and then deployed a vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) cluster with a log forwarder. I went through on the deployment, the configuration in details. The parts of the series: Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – … Continue reading Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Deployment Guide – Summary

Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part Seven.

For now, the environment looks like as planned. We have a load balancer (VIP), a 3 node cluster for the end user operations and one log forwarder. Its time to configure the forwarder and the main cluster. 1, First, lets enable the IDM authentication. This part is same for both forwarder and cluster members, therefore … Continue reading Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part Seven.

Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part Six.

Last time I went through the deployment of the main Log Insight cluster, now we have to add a forwarder. Actually I didn't do any configuration yet in the cluster, because many steps can be done together for the cluster and the forwarder(s). The process is almost the same as it was last time, therefore … Continue reading Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part Six.

Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part Five.

Deploying Log Insight During the past four parts, we have done with the followings: Deployed vRealize Suite Lifecycle ManagerDeployed Identity ManagerConfigured both applications (Disks, Time, DNS etc...)Genetrate and update certificatesUpdated to the latest versionConfigured Users and their passwords, sometimes create a role to themExtended our environment with additional vCenter servers. Now, we have a fully … Continue reading Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part Five.

VMware Skyline – Log transfer issue

If you are a Skyline user probably you are aware of the required permissions for different solutions. Here, I would like to introduce a permission issue with the vCenter server. Collecting logs from vCenter servers, require an account with the following permissions (Based on the KB updated in May, 2020.): vCenter Server Read-Only roleGlobal.LicensesGlobal.DiagnosticsGlobal.HealthGlobal.SettingsHost Profile.View … Continue reading VMware Skyline – Log transfer issue

Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part four.

In the first three articles of this series we deployed the vRLCM and vRIDM appliances, configured them, then replaced their certificates. Those configurations was the minimum but further customization steps may be required. During the deployment we created only one vCenter, but I think even small customers own more than one. Before we jump into … Continue reading Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part four.

Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part three.

One of the fantastic features of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is the ability to manage certificates for different vRealize Suite products and for the application itself. With this feature, we are able to generate, replace or manage certificates Replacing Certificates  In the process that follows, we securely store the vRLCM and vRIDM certificates in … Continue reading Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part three.