Deploy VCF 4.5 Lab on AMD Ryzen – Part 3

In last two parts, we had seen how to setup base VMs and Infrastructure to prepare for VCF Bringup. In 2nd part, we had gone over SDDC Bringup process and issues I had encountered during deployment. In this last part, we will cover how to deploy Edge cluster in SDDC Manager to be used for either AVN, Workload Management or Custom. This is where it gets tricky as Edge VMs get stuck in Registration Pending state due to AMD Ryzen CPU, so we will see how to get past this.

Link to Other two parts in this series –

Let’s start deploying VCF 4.5 on our lab environment.

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Why vSAN and vVols are Best for VMware Cloud…

This document discuss benefits of using #vSAN and vVOLs with #VMware #VCF

Why vSAN and vVols are Best for VMware Cloud…

This document covers the value that HCI with vSAN, vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols)-enabled SAN/NAS, and traditional SAN/NAS bring to Cloud Foundation. The best way to summarize it is “good, better, best” where traditional SAN/NAS is good, vVols is better, and vSAN delivers the best value with […]


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Introducing the New VMware SD-WAN Client for…

Introducing the New VMware SD-WAN Client for…

Today at VMware Explore Europe, we are announcing a new offering in our award-winning, market-leading SD-WAN platform. To answer the need for remote SD-WAN access without a hardware SD-WAN edge, VMware is introducing the software-based VMware SD-WAN Client, to be available soon.


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Deploy VCF 4.5 Lab on AMD Ryzen – Part 2

In first part, we had seen how to setup base VMs and Infrastructure to prepare for VCF Bringup. In 2nd part, I am going to cover SDDC Bringup process and issues I have encountered during deployment. Link to first part is down below. It also has a sample JSON file, which I have used to cut on comonents to save on precious compute and storage in a lab environment.

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Getting Started with NSX Application Platform…

Getting Started with NSX Application Platform…

A quick guide on getting started with our high-performance security analytics platform, NSX Application Platform (NAPP).


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What’s new in VMware Aria Operations – October…

What’s new in VMware Aria Operations – October…

The latest release for VMware Aria Operations (formerly vRealize Operations Cloud) is now available! There have been quite a few leaps forward in many areas of VMware Aria Operations including sustainability, certificate monitoring, NSX-T support, VMware Cloud on AWS outposts, public clouds, […]


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Deploy VCF 4.5 Lab on AMD Ryzen – Part 1

This is a very delayed post which was roaming in my head for a long time. I always wanted to deploy a fully functional lab for VCF on my home system to play around with API and automation. There is execellent tool VLC (VCF Lab Constructor) which will help you prepare base infrastructure and deploy VCF to play around with. But in my case, it is bit different as I am using VMware Workstation and wanted to experience bring up process. In this multi part series, I will cover how to deploy VCF and then Edge Cluster to have a functional Consolidated Management Domain.

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VMware Retires Tanzu Community Edition

VMware Retires Tanzu Community Edition

After one year out in the wild Tanzu Community Editions time is up. VMware announces that it ends the project and offers TKG for free instead.


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Announcing General Availability of VMware…

Announcing General Availability of VMware…

VMware is proud to announce the general availability of VMware Ransomware Recovery for VMware Cloud DR. VMware Ransomware Recovery is a purpose-built ransomware recovery-as-a-service solution that enables businesses to recover from ransomware attacks faster and with more predictability & confidence.


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Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud…

Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud…

We are pleased to announce the general availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.5. This version of VMware’s multi-cloud platform was announced at VMware Explore 2022 as part of our introduction of VMware Cloud Foundation+. VMware Cloud Foundation 4.5 is the first version of Cloud Foundation to [..]


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vSphere with Tanzu – new TKG 2.0 ClusterClass…

vSphere with Tanzu – new TKG 2.0 ClusterClass…

One of the key features of the TKG 2.0 on vSphere 8 announcement at VMware Explore 2022 is the consolidation of our the Tanzu Kubernetes offerings into a single unified Kubernetes runtime. This can be considered the second edition of VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid. It will still come in two flavors.


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Advanced Load Balancing

A very good white paper on ALB from #VMware

Advanced Load Balancing

Keep pace with growing demands on your network with an automated load balancing and application services platform. Read the modernization paper.


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Announcement! New NSX 3.2 Security Lab on…

A great way to explore and get hands on experience on latest features #vmware #vmwarensx

Announcement! New NSX 3.2 Security Lab on…

We’re thrilled to announce the new NSX 3.2 Security on TestDrive now available as an innovative and easy way for VMware customers and partners to test and to experience our latest NSX 3.2 security capabilities. In this lab, you’ll get hands-on self-guided experience with NSX Advanced Threat […]


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My Top 5 Sessions in VMware Explore

VMware Explore previously known as VMworld is right around corner and Session Builder is also live. There are 765 Events spread across 12 tracks and 5 focus areas. This can become overwhelming for newcomers very easy very soon. What to attend, what to skip – I know this feeling as I have been through same. So, I decided to write about few tips to make most of VMware Explore and list few interesting sessions, I am looking forward to. Without further delay, let’s dive right in.

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What’s New in HCX 4.4

What’s New in HCX 4.4

HCX 4.4 is available globally! In this update we introduce Transport Analytics, modernized our HBR engine, moved to Photon OS with VMware’s secure kernel and made multiple other improvements. Brownfield sites will reflect a ⚠ Software Update message. Installations running HCX 4.1 through 4.3 […]


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