VMware Cloud Foundation

VMware Validated Solutions – May 2022 Update

Welcome to the May update for VMware Validate Solutions. The focus for this month has been the continued effort to automate the implementation steps for the Site Protection and Disaster Recovery solution and validation with the latest release of VMware Cloud Foundation. Highlights for this update include:

  • Added support for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4.1
  • Added automation based on the PowerValidatedSolutions v1.7.0 release
  • Release of PowerValidatedSolutions v1.7.0, which is our PowerShell module developed to ensure robustness, consistency, and accelerate implementation

Added Support for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4.1

We are delighted to announce support for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4.1.

Site Protection and Disaster Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation Updates

Implementation

Additional PowerValidatedSolutions Automation

  • Reconfigure DNS and Domain Search on the vRealize Automation Nodes (Set-vRADnsConfig)
  • Reconfigure NTP on vRealize Automation (Set-vRANtpConfig)
  • Create a Port Group for vSphere Replication Traffic (New-vSRPortGroup)
  • Create a Site Pair Between the Protected and Recovery VMware Cloud Foundation Instances (New-SRMSitePair)
  • Configure Mappings between the Protected and the Recovery VMware Cloud Foundation Instances (Add-SRMMapping)

General Availability of PowerValidatedSolutions v1.7.0

Release of PowerValidatedSolutions v1.7.0, which is a PowerShell module that we have developed to not only accelerate the implementation of Validated Solutions, but ensure consistency and robustness.  Here’s a list of what’s changed (this and previous updates can be tracked by reading the CHANGELOG.md file stored in the Git Hub repository):

  • Added Set-vSRNetworkConfig cmdlet to configure a secondary ethernet adapter and the required routing for vSphere Replication appliances in the protected and recovery sites
  • Added Undo-vSRNetworkConfig cmdlet to remove the secondary ethernet adapter and its configuration from vSphere Replication appliances in the protected and recovery sites
  • Added New-vSRVMkernelPort cmdlet to create VMkernel ports on ESXi hosts for vSphere Replication traffic in the protected and recovery sites.
  • Added Undo-vSRVMkernelPort cmdlet to remove VMkernel ports on ESXi hosts for vSphere Replication traffic in the protected and recovery sites.
  • Added New-vSREsxiStaticRoute cmdlet to create a static route on ESXi hosts for vSphere Replication traffic in the protected and recovery sites.
  • Added Undo-vSREsxiStaticRoute cmdlet to remove a static route on ESXi hosts for vSphere Replication traffic in the protected and recovery sites.
  • Added Set-SRMLicenseConfig cmdlet to configure the license for Site Recovery Manager in the protected and recovery sites.
  • Added Undo-SRMLicenseConfig cmdlet to remove the license configuration from Site Recovery Manager in the protected and recovery sites.

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