#cli #pivotal #vmware

Download VMware and Pivotal Products via CLI

I had to deploy NSX-T and PKS to a new infrastructure lately. The usage of a jump host was inevitable as my home bandwidth is not great to upload many GB to a remote site. I can deploy OVA using OVF Tool or via govc (#rungovc) and I was already familiar of the Pivnet CLI to download Pivotal products…all I was missing was a capability to download VMware products using CLI and I was happy to discover that the vmw-cli client can exactly do that for me.

#ansible #automation #devops

Deploy Multiple VMware VM with Ansible

When it comes to automation, I’m a big consumer of PowerCLI. Automation can be leveraged in many contexts, such as: Virtual machines lifecycles Infrastructure configuration Remediation and self-healing …and much more! As much as I like VMware PKS, I also need to work on regular Kubernetes: for that, I require the ability to deploy a number of virtual machines based on a Linux template and to configure them with different settings (masters, etcd, and workers nodes). ...