vCF validation fails – Found zero SSD devices

Following my first tests in a nested environment, I wanted to deploy VMware Cloud Foundation 3.7 on physical machines this time. I received a couple of prepared ESXi hosts on which I planned to deploy vCF. During the configuration file validation however I received following message: “Host <HOST-IP> found zero SSD devices for SSD cache … Read morevCF validation fails – Found zero SSD devices

Download vCF Upgrade Bundles using a proxy server

The usual way to download the upgrade bundles in VMware Cloud Foundation 3.5 is in the SDDC Manager Dashboard. After entering the credentials of your My VMware account under Administration –> Repository Settings in the SDDC Manager, you will find the bundles in Repository –> Bundles as described in the official documentation. I won’t describe the whole … Read moreDownload vCF Upgrade Bundles using a proxy server

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.5 Nested Deployment – Part 2

vCF deployment preparation In the last article I described how I prepared my underlying infrastructure for the deployment of vCF. This one details the preparation steps required to deploy vCF. Before starting the deployment process, following tasks are required: Download Deployment VM (I used version 3.5 – vcf-cloudbuild-3.5.0.0-11215871_OVF10.ova) Download Deployment Parameter Sheet (vcf-ems-deployment-parameter_3.5.xlsx) Complete Deployment … Read moreVMware Cloud Foundation 3.5 Nested Deployment – Part 2

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.5 Nested Deployment – Part 1

Introduction  After attending a couple of sessions about VMware Cloud Foundation at VMworld I wanted to try deploying it myself and see how it works. I prepared myself, read a couple of documents like the Architecture and Deployment Guide and the Operations and Administrations Guide and started planning my first deployment. I managed to get … Read moreVMware Cloud Foundation 3.5 Nested Deployment – Part 1