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These recordings provide an overview of the Cloud Foundation architecture with important design considerations related to storage, networking, and security. There is also an overview of the pre-deployment considerations with guidance for doing an initial deployment. Also included are overviews on deploying the VMware vRealize Suite, running Kubernetes with VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu, and guidance on strategies for migrating workloads into Cloud Foundation using VMware HCX.
The SDDC Commander's Corner is your one stop for all the tips and tricks for a Cloud Foundation environment. This operations guidance is based upon PSO, GSS, and additional users sharing their experiences and success.
VCF Operational Guidance
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As of Cloud Foundation version 4.1, the edge cluster automation capabilities of the SDDC manager does not include the ability to remove a previously deployed Edge Cluster. To fill this gap, VMware provides a separate "edge cleaner" tool as part of the VMware Knowledge Base Article: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/78635.
This post will look at the edge cleaner tool and how it is used to remove previously deployed NSX Edge Clusters from a Cloud Foundation domain
VMware Cloud Foundation provides automation to deploy and configure NSX edge clusters. However, this automation does not yet include the ability to remove a deployed edge cluster. To remove an edge cluster previously deployed by the SDDC Manager, VMware provides the "edge cleaner" tool. This tool is available as part of the knowledge base article https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/78635. Download the tool to the SDDC Manager, extract the tarball, and remove edge clusters previously deployed using the SDDC Manager.
Traditionally VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) has followed the hybrid approach when it comes to SSL certificate management. Hybrid mode essentially means using CA signed certs for the vCenter Server machineSSL cert, and VMCA signed certs for the solution user certs.
VMware Cloud Foundation allows for a streamlined patching and upgrading experience, however I get a number of questions on what that means, and does it slow down my ability to move fast for critical patches. Let’s start on this topic with covering how patching works and how VMware releases software bundles.
VMware Product Applicability Guides help compliance-oriented customers meet their regulatory requirements. These guides, attested by third-party auditors, provide guidance on which security controls and products in the software-defined data center can help meet a particular compliance framework, in this case FedRAMP.
This document is intended to provide general guidance for organizations that are considering VMware solutions to help them address compliance requirements. The information contained in this document is for educational and informational purposes only. This document is not intended to provide regulatory advice and is provided “AS IS”. VMware makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained herein. Organizations should engage appropriate legal, business, technical, and audit expertise within their specific organization for review of regulatory compliance requirements.