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Tanzu & Kubernetes for vSphere Admins: Complete Guided Workshop (HOL-2413-01-SDC)
Link to Lab: https://userui.learningplatform.vmware.com/HOL/catalog/lab/13926 🌟 Welcome to our VMware Expert-Led Guided Workshop Series! 🌟 In this series, you’ll explore various VMware Hands-On Labs, each led by our team of VMware experts. Dive deep into different VMware solutions, gaining hands-on experience and valuable insights! 🔹 Featured Lab: Tanzu and Kubernetes for vSphere Administrators (HOL-2413-01-SDC) 🔹 This workshop covers: 1️⃣ Module 1: Introduction to vSphere with Tanzu (30 min, Level: Intermediate) Get started with the basics of vSphere and Tanzu integration. 2️⃣ Module 2: What’s New for vSphere 8 Update 1 (15 min, Level: Beginner) Discover the latest updates and features in vSphere 8. 3️⃣ Module 3: Managing vSphere with Tanzu…Read More
Finally, it is time to install our new VxRAIL.
I have been waiting for this for a couple of months before I had time for the project.
According to the Dell Sales team this is a Turn-Key Installation, you just plug in the Hardware and turn it on… Then you are in business.
As always, don’t listen to marketing. This is what we encountered and how it was solved. I’m writing this with the implementation still in progress, so I’m just being optimistic about getting everything solved.
There weren’t any problems getting the solution installed in the Rack in the Datacenter. There is of cause, some planning ahead getting ready especially planning and preparing the Network.
Then it was time to begin the installation. Step 1 is to scan for the Nodes. This is a 7 Node solution, but the installer only finds 1 which is the Host running VxRAIL Manager. We tried to reboot the Nodes without getting more success, I switched Browser from Microsoft Edge to Waterfox.
In Waterfox I could see all the 7 Nodes, so it was time to get to the next step.
Spending time typing in all information it’s time to validate the information. This fails with the error “unsupported vCenter version”. In this setup we’re using our current vCenter which is running version 7.0.1 and according to Dell documentation is supported.
Time to get hold of Dell support. After a day we had a solution, it was a small change in an XML file, and it was possible to try to validate again.
This time the error was that one of the root passwords wasn’t complex enough. Apparently, the installer cannot check all passwords entries while they are entered. By the way, some passwords have a cap on 20 characters.
At last Validate gets through, and it is time to start the installation.
The installation fails at step 36, trying to attach the Hosts to the Distributed Virtual Switch. This vDS is created by the installation for running the VxRAIL management services. The vCenter is running version 7.0.1 and the vDS created is naturally version 7. The ESXi version on the delivered Nodes is version 6.7 which can’t attach a version 7 vDS. Time to get hold in Dell support again.
The waiting time for support is long but fortunately, our external consultant had access to the Partner site and could find a Python script that solved the problem.
Finally, the installation was succesful, and we just had to wait for the plug-in to appear in the vCenter, but that never happened.
We waited a full day we rebooted the vCenter which solved the issue. Now it was time to update the VxRAIL. The 2 available updates were either just a 6.7 update or a 7.0.2 update.
With the current vCenter running 7.0.1 it was not possible to update to 7.0.2 and no way I would be running this on 6.7.
So, we had to find an update bundle supporting the wanted level.
We succeeded in finding the bundle and uploaded that to the VxRAIL. Just 8 hours later everything were updated, and the only thing left until I can begin to test is cabling the vm network.
vExpert 2021 Second Half Applications (Update)
Tweet Applications for the second half of the 2021 vExpert program will be open June 7th, 2021. See the entire schedule at the bottom of this post. Current 2021 vExperts do not need to apply. This year we are adding the ability to ask questions about the application process and receive help immediately from over … Continued The post vExpert 2021 Second Half Applications (Update) appeared first on VMware vExpert Blog.
Three Options from VMware vRealize to Simplify Cloud Operations for Azure VMware Solution
VMware vRealize Cloud Management Suite now supports Microsoft’s Azure VMware Solution … The post Three Options from VMware vRealize to Simplify Cloud Operations for Azure VMware Solution appeared first on VMware Cloud Community.
Adding a customized notification banner in the vSphere UI
I was recently reminded of an old vCenter Server feature called Message of the Day (MOTD) that I had used quite extensively when I was a customer to easily communicate upcoming patch windows, downtime, updates and other interesting news to my internal users. Back in the day, the vSphere UI was known as the VI […]
We’re excited to announce support for Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and VMware Cloud on AWS with new innovations across the VMware vRealize Cloud Management portfolio in our 8.4 release. The new capabilities and enhancements in the on-premises and SaaS offerings address […]
Tanzu Advanced Edition & Training Resources Now Available
The latest edition of VMware Tanzu, Tanzu Advanced, is orderable via ELA. Tanzu Advanced helps customers simplify container lifecycle at scale and speed app delivery. Read the official blog post, replay the vmLIVE, or head over to the Tanzu editions page to learn more. Plus, find answers to all your Tanzu edition questions in this updated FAQ document. The post Tanzu Advanced Edition & Training Resources Now Available appeared first on Partner News.
In this episode, our guest Marc Huppert – Senior Consultant – Consulting Services – Dynamic Datacenter will introduce us to the HomeLab Stage XLV, share his career journey, guide us through the path t all certificates listed below and share with us his passion for VMware and VMware Community.