Using API Tokens for VCD 10.3.1 from PowerCLI and Terraform

I had some queries on my previous blog post on using the new API Tokens in VMware Cloud Director (VCD) 10.3.1 about whether these can be used in PowerCLI scripts from PowerShell or Terraform scripts which use the VMware Terraform Provider against Cloud Director. Fortunately the answer to both questions … Read more

How To Use API Tokens in VMware Cloud Director 10.3.1

One of the feature requests which I’ve wanted for a long time is the ability to generate user API tokens in Cloud Director. Since most service providers enforce MFA/2FA authentication to the Cloud Director UI (which is a very good thing and something I definitely recommend) this can make it … Read more

Easy Remote Editing on Photon OS 4 from Windows 10/VSCode

I’m a huge fan of VMware Photon OS as a lightweight Linux distribution for running up quick demo and development environments as well as container hosts. In particular I like the small size and multiple distribution options (including VMware OVA, AWS AMI, Azure VHD and Google GCE formats as well … Read more

Managing VCD VM Disks from PowerCLI / PowerShell

One of the issues I come up against every now and again is when a customer asks how they can automate some functionality in our VMware Cloud Director (VCD) cloud platform and I think ‘that should be easy in PowerShell / PowerCLI’ only to find out that the necessary cmdlets … Read more

Quick Post – Network Error Deploying VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.0 Virtual Appliances

Just a quick post covering an issue I discovered when deploying new appliances for the recently released VMware Cloud Director Availability (VCDA) solution (the product formerly known as vCloud Availability). When I deployed the first management appliance I was a bit puzzled to see this on the console during first … Read more

vCD Edge SSL Certificate Management via PowerShell for tenants

Tom Fojta has a couple of really good blog posts on his blog (https://fojta.wordpress.com/) about using Let’s Encrypt certificates on an NSX Edge Load Balancer. The first part can be found at https://fojta.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/automate-lets-encrypt-certificate-for-nsx-edge-load-balancer/ and the second part at https://fojta.wordpress.com/2019/12/21/automate-lets-encrypt-certificates-part-2/. The method described in these posts relies on connectivity with the NSX management … Read more