VMware Cloud Foundation Offline Bundle Download (3.x)

Disclosure: the following procedure applies to VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 3.x, I personally tested on 3.8.1 and 3.9. However the LCM bundle transfer tool has been around a long time (since VCF 2.3 according to my checks) but I never really had a chance to test it properly; reason being that nearly all VCF deployments […]

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VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9 Multi-Instance – Part 2

In the previous article I described what VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9 Multi-Instance is and how to setup the first controller in the federation.In this article we will see how to configure a second VCF site, first as Member and later on as additional controller. First VCF Site From the first site we need to invite […]

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Cloud Foundation 3.9 Multi-Instance – Part 1

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9 comes with many some great new features, such as: Cluster-Level Upgrade Support: Provides an option to select individual clusters within a workload domain for ESXi upgrades. Multi-Instance Management: Allows you to monitor multiple Cloud Foundation instances from a single console. Fibre Channel Storage as Principal Storage: Virtual Infrastructure (VI) workload domains […]

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vRSLCM deployment from SDDC Manager

Before you start the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager deployment you need to download the bundle from LCM. With SDDC Manager having internet connectivity that’s easily done by simply heading to Repository > Bundles and kick-off the download from there. The following is the bundle detail: If SDDC Manager is in a dark site, then you’ll […]

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